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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I Am The Diva Challenge 178: Duo-Tangle

The challenge this week is to create a duo-tangle using tangles that begin with the first letter of your first and last name.  Since my name is Barb Sailor,  I had to find patterns that began with B and S.  I chose Boomerang and Sparkle.  

I worked on a 5" x 5" square piece of good white drawing paper and did my design mostly in .005 Micron Pigma black pen and poppy red Prismacolor colored pencil.  I also did some shading with a black colored pencil.  I tried to get this design symmetrical, but failed - oh well!  I enjoyed doing it anyway...I have to get over being such a perfectionist!!! lol

15 comments:

David Hunter said...

Love your challenge Tile, Barb. Your Sparkle is hypnotic. Lovely design, and its symmetry is great. No failure there. Good Work.

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Love the way that you combined these two tangles! The boomerangs reminds me of that 5o's formica that used that shape in it! Lovely tile!

Kia said...

Perfection is highly over rated. I love the human element that makes your tile art. Nicely done

Anne's tangle blog said...

This is beautiful and sparkling!

LonettA said...

Wonderful! I like the combination of these two tangles!

Annette Carlo said...

Wow, the whole piece is just amazing!! I think you did a fab job!! I really like the colors too!!! :0) Share Humanity

Barb Sailor said...

David - thank you so much for the kind words...I can't help comparing my tangles to others'work and mine always appear so tight.

Barb Sailor said...

Art Lady Kate - I know exactly what formica patterns you are talking about - this does trigger those memories.
Thank you for commenting.

Barb Sailor said...

Kia...Thanks so much for making me feel more secure in this new medium for me.

Barb Sailor said...

Anne - thank you so much!

Barb Sailor said...

Lonetta,
Thank you so much!

Barb Sailor said...

Lonetta,
Thank you so much!

Barb Sailor said...

Annette...thank you for the wonderfully encouraging remarks on this tangle.

Donald Wilka said...

Like how you combined these two tangles in the sphere. I agree with the others that the symmetry of this is fine. Not sure where I heard it but to paraphrase a quote, Striving to do one's best is a worthwhile endeavor. Striving for perfection is neurotic and a terrible waste of time. Your time was not wasted on this. Enjoy it.

Lisha said...

So cool and retro!