Quick post today to share the tile I made for the Diva’s weekly challenge. This week she challenged us to use a striped string, but with whatever patterns we wanted. I’ve been having fun with Narwal, so I had to include that, and threw in ‘Nzeppel, which is the weekly tangle for the WZTV facebook group this week.
Fescu, Flez, ‘Nzeppel, Narwal, Hypnotize
Laura Harms, AKA “The Diva” is taking some time off this summer and has invited some guest bloggers to issue the weekly challenges for her. Lee Darter gave us the challenge this week and, for me at least, it was a doozy! She gave us a 3 ring circus themed challenge based on her family’s vacation near the Ringling Brothers’ Museum in Sarasota, FL. We were tasked to use Cack (by Adele Bruno) and Tropicana (by Kate Ahrens) as our first 2 tangles, and then choose one more from the following: Florz, Linq (by Lara Williams), or Fescu.
I had to play around in my sketchbook to get a handle on Cack and Linq – both are patterns that I had not used before.
Practice, practice, practice.
After a bit of experimenting, (and a couple of tiles that will never see the light of day but did give me some shading practice) I was able to actually create a tile that I was satisfied with.
Cack, Linq, and Tropicana
So while I don’t think Cack will make it into my often used tangles, Linq might, and it feels pretty good to have kept working on them until I felt competent drawing them.
Are there any tangles that you have struggled with that you now love? Let me know below….
Here is my take on this week’s zendala dare from the Bright Owl. It is a pretty interesting template this week, and I decided to focus more on the negative space. I saw a monotangle of aura-leah (which of course I cannot find now to link to) that inspired me to give it a try on this one with a little fescu to emphasize the strings.
I’d love to hear what you think, and be sure to check out all the other great work for this dare.