Tangled Ink Art

Tangled Ink Art
"CREATIVITY IS CONTAGIOUS, PASS IT ON" Albert Einstein

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Challenge #97 No Strings Attached

This week's Diva Challenge is to create a tile without a string. Can you really escape from a string totally?  Once you make your first tangle, in a sense you have part of a string...something to work off of.  How do you keep it looking like a zentangle or does it  become free flowing zentangle inspired art?  I am one who really likes the comfort of a string.  I usually always start with a string, even if I end up ignoring parts of  it and taking my tangles in a different direction, I like to start out with one.  I find that starting without a string makes me think too much... what can I do next, what tangle will flow good here, which direction should I go in, etc.  It starts to feel so planned out and it takes the "zen" part out of tangling, where you just draw your string, pick tangles at random, and let the end result surprise you. 

I started with Fengle in the corner, added Betweed inside, and rounded out the ends with Knightsbridge.  Then I proceeded with Flux and Tipple.  Next was Rain, then some Mysteria.  Ended with some Paradox and Onamato.  So, even if I didn't have a string drawn on my tile, I was still creating one in my mind before I drew the next tangle....interesting!  Good challenge, Laura...but bring back my string!  LOL! 


11 comments:

  1. Perfect placement of patterns to give us a look at glorious beauty!

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  2. Beautiful tile, I love the contrasts (and it has been a while since I have seen (or used) rain).

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  3. Very beautiful and Nice paters you used.

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  4. This is lovely. To string or not to string.......

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  5. Your tile is gorgeous, the pattern balance is well done. I like your placement of the bold black too.
    Really nice work.

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  6. A lovely zia Sue!!! I think the Onamato is great here.
    And, I know the feeling od zen that you mean. I agree with you, however it's sometimes nice to just start with one tangle, not to think about 'what will I do next' and wait what will come up.

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  7. Oh...I love this tile!
    Great job Sue.

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  8. Really nice job. Love the intricacy of Fengle and how things flowed from it. I agree that some times the first tangle is almost like a string. Think can still do at random. Many times it is tangles that I like to do. Have to push myself to try new things.

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  9. This is so neat! I love the Knightsbridge inside the curves coming out from the Betweed.

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  10. I absolutely love the contrasts and shading in this piece. Your tangles are stunning and you brought it together so beautifully.

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