Friday, March 30, 2012

Diva Challenge #64 - String Theory v. VIII - Fortuneteller

For the String Theory challenges everyone uses the same string. The name fortuneteller is because the string is reminiscent of the paper fortuneteller often made by children. Click here to read more about the challenge and access the links to view the other entries.

The String

When I first looked at the string I had two ideas that resulted in two entries this week. For the first tile rather than drawing the string I used the beginning of the tangle Hurry as the string and then decided to to weave bands through it. I'm also trying to get more comfortable with having white space so resisted the urge to fill in every last open space.

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For the second tile - I drew the actual string, using the lines more as guidelines to hang the tangle on rather than segments to be filled in. Back in the day when I was woodburning on gourds I started many designs with this configuration - long before I knew about strings.

Folks at the gourd shows would often ask where I found or if I sold my patterns and surprised to find out that I started with a basic shape and filled it in letting the overall pattern evolve line by line - practicing Zentangle and didn't know it! Sometimes I worked from the outside into the center, other times from the center out. This tile was worked from the center out.

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SarahD said...

Nice! Love the way the bands weave not over and under but THROUGH each other. The second one is delicate and beautiful - could be a mandala design?

Hope said...

Love both your creations. Very beautiful!

Dianne said...

I adore your tiles, they're fabulous!

Joni said...

Masterful weaving of tangles!

Susan said...

Nice! Both are lovely.

ledenzer said...

Fantastic design work on both tiles!

Karen Lynn said...

Beautiful, creative designs, wonderfully executed.

Shelly Beauch said...

Love them both, great weaving with hurry and the gold star goes to the 2nd one!!!

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