Alice provided us with about five strings including a zenbutton template. I drew them all out but only got two done. But hey, I got two done this week, instead of my usual one tile. She said to use any of the tangles we have already covered or any we want to include. I stuck with ones we’ve done so far in the 8 weeks of this project.
I did intend to try my hand at a zenbutton but the week got away from me before I got around to doing it. So, maybe I’ll do that in a future week. I currently have three webpages open in my browser with fragments and reticula to use on one.
I’m looking forward to putting my new routine into practice this week. I’ve glance at the tangles for week nine but have since forgotten them. I’ll get organized later today and do a step-out for one new-to-me tangle.
Any way, here is a scan of the first tile I did. I used Nipa, Echoism, Florz, and Cubine.
I forgot to take a picture of the string. So I marked the string in red on this one.
As you can see, I carried Nipa and Florz over into a second section of the string and opted to leave four sections empty. I didn’t want it to get too busy. Here is the picture in beautiful sunshine. (It’s nice to have sunshine again.)
Here is the other tile I did: scan, string, and then natural light. I used Xircus (or the idea of Xircus), Hollibaugh, and Festune.
The borders on this one were really different. I liked it. Then the string was loopy, which I also liked.I know it isn’t exactly Xircus and there is probably a tangle that it is more like but Xircus is what inspired me. I don’t think it is important to have a specific name to each piece of my tile.
Here are the finished tiles, first the scans and then the ones taken outside in the sunshine . . . I’m so thankful for shading.
I’m participating in the Zen-Untangled project and thought I’d share the tile I did for week one which was a partial week. I haven’t started on week two yet but I’m looking forward to it.
Week one’s tangles are Florz, Eye-Wa, IX, and Avreal. We were to use a “z” string for our tile this week.
I tried to do something different from what I would normally do and not what I’d seen others do. I started with Avreal down the long diagonal. Then I went with IX along the bottom and filled Florz in behind all that I’d already drawn. I finished it off with a very small Eye-Wa in the last section.
Here’s my tile before shading.
I didn’t remember to take a picture after I finished tangling but before shading though. So here is my tile after I shaded it.
Once again, I think it looks better a bit smaller.
Here’s the picture I took. Of course, it was after dark when I decided to take the picture, so I took it inside.
I appreciate you stopping by. I hope I’ve inspired you.
Until next time,
Well, I think I’ve given up on Inktober. Considering there’s only one day left and I haven’t done any drawing in a week, so I basically did half of Inktober.
I decided to see what the prompt was at Today’s Tangles: Keeping it Classic. That prompt was a very simple one: draw some connected loops.
I went with ‘Nzepple, Shattuck, and Florz for fill tangles.
I didn’t actually get a picture in natural light but I did take a picture.
I went for some simple shading.
Here it is a bit smaller, which doesn’t amplify the shading I didn’t get smoothed out so well.
Here is the picture I took of it.
I like how it turned out. It was an easy tile to draw and stress free. I didn’t feel any pressure doing it. Of course all the tangles I used are easy ones or ones I’ve used before, so that may be a part of the lightness and ease of tangling this one.
I appreciate the simple prompts!
Thanks for stopping by. What are the tangles that are stress free for you?
Until next time,
This week I decided to do the prompt from Today’s Tangles: Keeping it Classic #TTKICPrompt082619 which was to round out the square created by the corner dots and then draw a ‘z’ to section it off.
Of the couple dozen tangles given to select from, I chose Knightsbridge, Cadent, Florz, and Striping (top to bottom on the tile). Unfortunately I made a few lines that were opportunities for creativity. And I was so focused on covering up those bits that I jumped right in with some shading and forgot to take a pre-shaded picture. Oh well.
So here is the scanned finished piece.
My light that I use for my tangling was not charged and I was doing a lot of this with limited light. Also my microns were nearly all dried up . . . I guess I’m going to need to get another set.
Here is a picture I took of the tile in natural light. It’s been overcast most of the day, so that there is any sun at all is a plus.
Which is your favorite tangle?
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