Tangled Ink Art

Tangled Ink Art
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Weekly Challenge #3 "EYES WIDE SHUT"

This weeks challenge posted by Laura Harms was to draw a string with your eyes shut.  Sounds easy right, well it isn't, but from seeing others finished tiles and reading their blogs,  it did teach us all a few things.   My 1st thought when seeing my string was, wow-that's the worse string I ever made.  After staring at it awhile I just decided to let it be what it was, just a string, which is just a basis for a tangle to start, nothing more.  I think we all learned that when we take it one line at a time and one tangle pattern at a time, any string can turn into something beautiful.  I remember in CZT class, someone said they had a hard time drawing strings and Maria had them come up front and she told her to close her eyes and just draw some lines.  In other words, don't stress over what the string looks like, it's just a starting point.  When I showed my husband, and told him what the challenge was, he said "Oh, I would think you would close your eyes all the time so your string is always difference".   Hmmm, maybe my strings do look too much the same?  I think I will be trying this more in the future.  Thanks Laura, great challenge! 

P.S.  When I messed up 'Nzeppel in the lower right hand corner, I just let it be the variation inside the normal pattern.  Once again, no mistakes in Zentangle, just opportunities for something different. 

16 comments:

  1. I love this one Sue - Eyes Wide Shut - really fits - as a roller coaster enthusiast - I do keep my eyes wide shut and this zentangle reminds me of the Millenium Force at Cedar Point!!!

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  2. Yes, looks very roller coastery. Cool!

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  3. I'm thinking it more like the water slide with a big splash at the end. Any way you look at it, fun is achieved! Thanks for showing your string, you really made it come alive.

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  4. grinning over the first lot of comments...I feel like the tangles are oozing out from a net...it's great! Either way - roller coaster, big slash or oozing it has great motion!

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  5. Yes, lots of water, wet and wild, fabulous!

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  6. Great motion going on here! Love this! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. WOW – that´s a wonderful white-water ride!
    The 'messed up 'NZEPPEL gives life to this sometimes rigid appealing pattern. Love how it varies and changes.

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  8. Thanks everyone! This was a very fun challenge!

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  9. It does look very roller coaster-ish, and the flourishes to the left resemble my habitual stomach response to these type of rides, but in your hands it has become a thing of beauty!

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  10. I totally agree with the earlier comments on the motion feel to this. Very nice!

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  11. Agree lots of motion - very nice. When I first looked at the Nzeppel area I thought how cool to have it expand at the bottom sort of like a spring uncoiling - then I read your remarks lol it looks like you designed it that way.

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  12. Oh, I ♥ your shading of Nzeppel! And the way it slides down and around the rest of your tangles... great sense of "light and floaty" in this one!

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  13. The impression that came into my mind looking at your tangle was bursting forward...what energy!

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