Sunday, July 31, 2011

Zentangle Diva Challenge 32

Challenge 32 - Zentangle is for Everyone hosted by Carole Ohl of Open Seed Arts.

The Challenge - Use any string you like with these four tangles: Pais (by Mikee Huber), Zedbra (by Laura Harms and Margaret Bremner), Keenees (by Donna Hornsby), and Baton (by Carole Ohl).

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Read additional details about the challenge and view the other entries here.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Zentangle Challenge 30

Diva Challenge 30 - String Theory v. V Initialize brought to you by guest host  Christina Vandervlist at stART.

The challenge this week - use your first and last initial as the string.  Overlap the initials either script or block letters.  I tried several different layouts but nothing really appealed to me.   As block letters too may small areas hard to get a flow going - as script they just looked plain weird. I had the most trouble with the "W".   Time was running out when I finally stumbled on the combo in the image below - and then the patterns just got a bit out of control and odd.  When I started out I was hoping I might find the answer to my on-going search for a satisfying way to add my initials to my finished pieces  ;( still searching.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Challenge 29

Diva Challenge 29 - String Theory v. IV Creative Genesis brought to you by guest host  Sue Jacobs.

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 The challenge this week was to attach a weighted object to something that would act as a string - could be string, yarn, thread, ribbon etc. Then place the weight on the tile and let the string fall on the tile creating the string for this challenge.  I have an interesting relationship with strings.  I don't have a problem creating strings, I just don't end up following them all that much.  I select a starting area and the first tangle and it just grows from there.  That first tangle may not even stay within the bounds of that initially selected area.  Sometimes the string will dictate what comes next but more often than not it doesn't.

Right out of the gate this was a challenge.  I could not get the string to drop in anything other than just a clump on the tile.  I changed weights and string material - no success.   I finally removed the weight and just dropped the string - YEA -  I had a string on the tile I could use!

To remain true to the spirit of a string theory challenge I tried very hard to stay within the limits of the string.  I did manage to create tangles in the  three areas of the string and mostly stayed within the lines, but as you can see I could not leave it at that.  Oh well.