Saturday, June 28, 2014

Redux-Revisit-Rediscover

Very short post this week... Diva challenge was to revisit an old favorite in a new way. Time has been very short this week but the opportunity to revisit a favorite was too much! I love Betweed, it is one of my all time favorites. I did have a hard time deciding what to change or do differently... So this is what is different... I used a round string - I have never used a round tile because I draw in a book and I don't usually use the round shape by itself and I have never used this tangle in a circle before AND I used a very soft pencil (4B) and a paper blender to do the shading which is different for me AND I rounded the corners which is what is called for in the 'directions' but I never do it because I usually like the sharp crisp points. I also threw some Black Pearls in there, more or less how I usually do them. I like it, but it is maybe not as different and exploratory as I could have gotten.





I did play around ealrier in the week doing some trials of Betweed and Mooka (another favorite) and a pattern I am breaking down from a beaded trim I saw a few months ago. This ribbon-ized version of Betweed has some interesting potential but I was not really satisfied and had limited time to explore further. I think I will laminate the Mooka corner and use it as a book mark or on a card and I need to figure out if that bead pattern is similar to anything else I have seen out there... I like it's potential. Cheers! I have to go finish a take-home midterm exam before heading out to help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain by helping to place a luminaria bag for each of the 3400 soldiers on both sides who died this month 150 years ago in the campaign for Atlanta back in 1864!


8 comments:

  1. Like the Betweed and the shading. The black pearls give it some elegance. The bead work reminds of a variation of a tangle the name of which escapes me right now.

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    1. Cruze was the tangle that I was thinking of.

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  2. This is lovely. Wish I could get beweed to look so elegant,

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  3. I love this Betweed accompanied by the black orbs!

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  4. Very, very beautiful....(awesome pause) ...very. Axxx

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  5. Very lovely. I'm new to Zentangle and recently did my first tangle with Betweed. Boy howdy, do I need a little practice with that one. I love looking at others' handiwork to learn from them. Thanks for the elegant example.

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  6. Its beautiful. I love the shading. Your betweed is elegant.

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  7. Betweed in the Round with Shading, Awesome, Sharla Hicks

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