Christmas now surrounds us,
Happiness is everywhere
Our hands are busy with many tasks
As carols fill the air. ~ S. Sallay
|Tile ornament by Adele Bruno, CZT|
|Copyrighted image used with permission by TanglePatterns. com|
When I started out, I thought the tangle would look more seasonal. However, it has been dreary and cold these past few days, and my tangle morphed into something "under the sea." I know the challenge asked for just Verdigogh and Pauline's Pigtail, but I thought a little Quipple...and color...was needed.
When I first started working with verdigogh, I didn't like it much, but I'm starting to get the hang of it and I like it more and more. It's very organic and looks a lot like the trees here in the Northwest US.
My tile is also shown here.
...What a lovely choice: Verdigogh and sweet Pauline’s Pigtail. Verdigogh is familiar, Pauline’s Pigtail is new, but the tangle is cute and exciting to tangle. To me both tangles suggest joy and celebration and this time I felt that a splash colour would work well in the artwork.
I’d also like to dedicate this tile to my family and friends, who will be sharing my special day with me, tomorrow.
Here the holiday season has begun, so here’s wishing you and all the other tanglers, happy holidays!
Such a great choice of tangles to play with! Pauline's Pigtail has been on my to-do list of tangles ... it reminds me of spider plant babies ... my string turned into a base to contain them all.
Thank you for a joyful prompt!
The string looked like a window to me, and Pauline's Pigtail reminded me of Dr. Seuss. Here's looking through a real-world window into the Seussian fantasy land and a single Truffala tree.
Thank you for this festive challenge!
I was hesitating what surface to make black: the one under Pauline's Pigtail or the one under Verdigogh. I couldn't leave everything white, it felt I needed to put contrast in this tile. Finally, I decided to make the middle part black and do some shadowing over Pauline's Pigtail. Now that it's finished, I'm not sure if the black is too much of a weight over Pauline's (now squashed ;-) ) Pigtail. Luckily the last one still looks airy ;-)
The tile is on my blog as well.
Thank you for this lovely challenge. I loved Pauline's ponytail......
I did it first in black and white and it just called for some Christmas glitter and some colour.
I really love it but the camera does not do it justice.
Here's #70. It was an interesting challenge because Verdigogh and Pigtail are similar in the sense that they make use of the over/under thing. Because of the similarity, I wasn't sure they could play nicely together, but I think in this tile they at least show each other mutual respect.
I hadn't tried Pigtail before, so I did one just sort of randomly. Then, because I love precision and order, I drew a circle with a dot in the middle and sent out six equally spaced "leaves". And tried various permutations and combinations, but didn't like any of my experiments as much as my initial random one.
Here is my tile for this week's challenge. I really liked the string, the tangles were a big challenge. I am not sure I did Pauline's Pigtail right. I like the look of the tangle but not my example of it. Verdigogh always gives me problems and I tend to avoid using it. Thank you for issuing this challenge and forcing me out of my comfort zone.
This was a difficult one! My verdigogh sometimes looks as if is needs a comb! But I did enjoy experimenting with the tangles. If you use your imagination: it is supposed to be a pillow box on a bed of verdigogh.
Here is my tile for your weekly challenge. This challenge was hardest for me because when I'm tangling I choose patterns of different structures about the best contrast. But these two tangles are is almost same construction.
I really liked both the tangles this week and enjoyed placing them. I will watch others and try to figure out how to shade and shadow these multi legged creations! Added a bit of color with the berries variation, it seems more holiday mode.
I got very carried about with Pauline's Pigtail - it's such fun to draw. I put lots of them puffing out all over the present-shaped string. On a Verdigogh background. I think I started to go a bit crazy with all those little lines - so I followed up with a more stripped-back tile which I've posted on my blog .
The challenge this week used two festive , delicate and beautiful patterns. Because the weather is sad and rainy with us , I decided to use a lot of color for my Tangle to get a better mood.
It's been a busy week with all the holiday events. I had to carve out a little time to get this done. Of course I was thinking about the holidays when I was doing this so I visualized two glass ornaments where you could see through to the tree branches behind. Not sure if I achieved this but it was fun
|Tangled Ornament by Sindy P, CZT|
When I started drawing, I had no intentions of drawing this challenge like this, but this is how it came out and I really like it! I immediately thought of "Dancing on the Rooftops"!
Well, then I got inspired and thought I would draw the string again only this time I would do more Snowzags in the same style.
The funny thing about this challenge is that included one of my favorite tangles, Sand Swirl by Karry Heun. I couldn't wait to draw it. Notice that Sand Swirl is not in either tile! See them both on my blog..
What a fun challenge. Geometric shapes, grids, swirls and more. There were so many options I might have to try this challenge a few more times. Here's my first go at it.
You can also see it here.
...I really love this string and so I did two tiles this time because I had so much fun with it :-)
I used three of the patterns for both tiles but in a very different way. I only used sand swirl before and the other patterns were new to me. And what can I say - Sooflowers and Snowzags are really wonderful and I will use them again!
I posted my tiles in my blog too:
I took a few liberties with the string, and the tangles this week. Stripping them back to basic elements and then fusing them together. Not that much ink, but lots of shading to differentiate the three shapes. And a surprisingly summery result for these dark English winter days. Which is perfect because it reminded me that it's not winter everywhere, and it won't always be winter here. There's always another day, another tile!
Here's my contribution from this week. It was quite a challenge to me to make a nice composition of these patterns, but I think I've found one ;-)
It's on my blog as well:
I gave a curve to the grid of Screen...that made working with the grid so much fun. Snowzag melted out of Screen.
Screen makes me smile from a favorite memory of when my oldest daughter was a toddler. When it would rain she would pull her rocking chair next to a window. She'd sit with a pad of graph paper in her lap and color pencils in her left hand. She'd look at the wet window screen and scatter colorful boxes across the paper similar to the many rain drops on the screen. She learned counting, colors, shapes and patience. She taught me a new way to see her world.
...I tangled on a white tile with black pen and after finishing I saw that it was very busy indeed (not to say 'chaotic'). I decided to color the Screen background soft purple with my Derwent inktence pencils and the string in the same color with a Sakura metallic pen. This last thing is not visible in a scan, that's always a pity.
In the attachment my ST # 69 tile. Sand swirl, which I like very much, already was familiar to me, the other patterns were new and I had fun learning them. I like this tile.
Here’s my tile no.69! After much contemplation of the four tangles and several efforts, it finally gelled. I experimented with several version of this string and the tangles. To me each one was busier than the next. Screen has so many possibilities, that it was overwhelming, wasn’t too keen on Snowzag and so I eventually settled on three out of four and went also for a simpler versions of Screen. Sooflower was new and gorgeous to do. I combined it with Printemps and the result is rather floral and almost perfumed, don’t you think? I love the flow of Sand Swirl, and great for shading. And all of this I composed on a simple background of Screen.
I started with the Sand Swirl, a tangle I absolutely love. The lines came out so clean--the benefit of a new micron!! I combined some of the sections that were defined by the string, but still left a couple of open, white areas. I continued with a variation of Screen--I used a double line for the grid and a circle in the middle, instead of a square and then decided the centers were calling out for a little color. Afterwards, I also added the red to the centers of the swirls. I used a very light touch with the shading and I am quite pleased with the feel and openness of the final piece.
Attached is a tile I did using the tri-shape string. I really like that string and use it in one of my classes. Snowzags was new to me, and I made a few... umm... opportunities for me! I also did some variations on Screen and Sand Swirl.
Sand Swirl is a favorite but the others were new. Screen was rather interesting to make with variations. Snowzags is not as easy as it looked and of course a corner was difficult. I did a slight variation to include the center of Sooflowers in brown. The triangle of Sooflowers and it's edge variation was enhanced with brown and I really like it.