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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Redux, Remix, Revisit Your Comfort Tangle


The Diva's Challenge this week was for the "Tanglers" to redux, remix and revisit their comfort tangles...those favorite tangles that you go to because you are comfortable with them and they just seem to sort of fit your style.

I chose to do variations of "Betweed" and "Scrolled Feather" for my two tangles.  I contrasted the straight, hard geometric lines and shapes of Betweed against the soft curves of the Scrolled Feather. This actually turned out to be a Zendala in the end.

Then we were asked to select another medium to shade with, and I selected Prismacolor colored pencils and kept an analogous color scheme with warm colors.

19 comments:

Kia said...

This is stunning. I love the sense of movement and the shading is great. Aren't prismacolors wonderful!

Anne's tangle blog said...

A beautiful tile with perfect colors for this tangles.

Bonnie McLain said...

Very lovely.... love the color and the movement of the tia from the color alone... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

RH Carpenter said...

I'm enjoying all your tangles, Barb. For this, when I looked at this, I thought of an exploding orange with all the slices and pieces flowing outwards :) The addition of color to these really takes them up a step.

Betsy said...

gorgeous. I love how you used singles of the scrolled feather. I never thought to do that!

David Hunter said...

Stunning is the word for this piece Barbara. I love the straight line Betweed. Beautiful color work. Love it.

Donald Wilka said...

Great color combo. The shading adds a lot. Your betweed is similar to Spiteria and a little bit of Hurry.

ledenzer said...

So Gorgeous!!!! I love this one

Laura26 said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful! !!!!

Betsy Wilson said...

Wow, gorgeous!

Barb Sailor said...

Kia,
Thank you! Yes - Prismacolors are wonderful and I often go to them.

Barb Sailor said...

Anne,
Thank you!
Barb

Barb Sailor said...

Bonnie,
That was strictly by accident - I am new to Zentangling and haven't really learned how to move the eye with color. I'm glad it worked!
Barb

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Rhonda!
It does sort of look like an orange exploding! lol I am becoming more accustomed to working with Zentangles - I have a lot to learn!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks so much, Betsy!

Barb Sailor said...

Thank you so much, David! The Betweed is a little unorthodox, isn't it! I guess I pressed the limit a little.

Barb Sailor said...

Donald,
I am not familiar with Spiteria, but I can see that it is similar to Hurry.

Barb Sailor said...

Thank you Ledenzer!

Barb Sailor said...

Laura and Betsy - Thank you so much for your nice comments.
Barb