Monday, March 26, 2012

Diva's Challenge #64 - Fortuneteller

This week Diva's Challenge is to work with a given string which is basically the work surface divided into 8 equal triangles all touching in the center. It's easy to get this, just draw horizontal line through the center, vertical line through the center and both diagonals and there you go.

I had a long day so I didn't have the energy to think of and do anything fancy, so I grabbed my copy of Totally Tangled and decided to just practice a few different tangles from the book. I made a few mistakes, but I just went on. As always, point is not to do perfectly, but to enjoy the process of creating something. It turned out like this:


Looking at this I had an idea for a similar but simpler and possibly more effective take on the challenge. So I made this:


The tangle in the background is called buttercup. I really like it. It's from the book. Oh and did I mention that the book is awesome. It really is.

Thanks, Diva, for another wonderful challenge.

17 comments:

  1. Nice work. I especially like the second take. Love your curves. It looks like a pinwheel on a field of flowers. Very cool.

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  2. I love how you get them to look three dimensional! I'm going to check out the book now :)

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  3. Just bought the book and checked out the Diva. I will be playing too. This is something you can do in the evening in your chair :)

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  4. Sue, you are going to love that book. It's amazing what one can do with patterns and a bit of shading. It's very relaxing, too. Great stuff, you'll see.

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  5. great job on both! Fantastic! :)

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  6. I really like both of these. Nice and bold!

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  7. Bold and beautiful - both tiles are fantastic!

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  8. Very intense! I love the depth you've achieved here. Gorgeous tiles!

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  9. excellent work, I really like the shading you used and the patterns are terrific.....simplicity and elegance....all in one.

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  10. Two very beautiful tiles ,second one (duo tangle)is a favorite.

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  11. Great shading and 3D effects. Really like both.

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  12. "Mistakes" on the first one? Even if there *was* such a thing as a "mistake" with Zentangle, you'd never notice. I especially like the shading in #2, the rounded 3D effect. Diana

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  13. Wonderful! The second is like a 60's psychedelic painting! What fun.

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  14. Wonderful wonderful wonderful!

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