Monday, June 2, 2014

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #170: Bugles

This was a fun challenge this week.

Well, you can always tell the Tanglers who are trying to get their feet wet. I just piled so much stuff on my challenge today. I haven't worked with any of these patterns in a Tangle before, so Today is their Day. Besides Joyce Evans's Bugles, I used two of Michele Beauchamp's patterns, Blooming Butter and Brayd, and Maria Thomas's, Jetties,


One looks back at a Tangle one has done, and there is more that could still be done. Why didn't I add this line here, or that spot of shadow or cross-hatching there. But that is the Beauty of this art. Those seasoned practitioners who really understand ZenTangling and its sub-set derivations, and truly get it, and "Know when to put the pen down." If the piece needs stuff to be there, by all means pile 'er on. But there should be some intelligence behind the steering wheel of that delivery van. I think I am going to get me some fresh air on my next Challenge. At least I will start out with that in mind. I love what I see the CZT's and other artists create. Their work is so delightful, and clean, you just delight in what you see.

This is why I am so excited about this art. Every day the Circus comes to town. Pick your venue and dig right in there. Anybody can do this. Can't draw. "Think, Not?" You Will surprise your self. Seek out a CZT and it will be a done deal. (A CZT is a Certified ZenTangle Teacher.)

Bye.


Visit "I Am the Diva" and see what other Tanglers are doing with this Challenge.


36 comments:

  1. Very nice David... I like the entire motion in your TIA... very nicely created... Glad that you so enjoy this art... it is very contagious to say the least... I have never taken a real class person to person.. but do love this art in all ways... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  2. Very nice … love all the different patterns that you've used.

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    1. I appreciate you taking a peek. Thanks.

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  3. Nice tile, David! Even though you are using many patterns they all work well together and it all balances out. Glad you are enjoying Zentangle!

    Jacque S.
    www.tanglebright.com

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    1. Thanks, Jacque. I had fun working on this Challenge. I like the way the Brayd pattern turned out. The Jetties would have been better, and will be, if I can learn to draw round circles. They are tough.

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  4. This is gorgeous, David! I love the other tangles you used, especially the Blooming Butter.

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    1. Blooming Butter and I have scheduled an art class together. It's more of a theopy session, but we have high hopes of success. Thanks for your comments.

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  5. David sometimes it is just fun to stuff everything in. I really like your tile and your choices of tangles!

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    1. Hey, 1 Art Lady Kate. You are right on that one. Stuffing is fun. I think now, in retrospece, I should have used some color. It would have helped clarify the scene. I love Maria's Jetties. In just a few lines it springs to life, even if the rendition is wonky, within reason. Thanks for your comments.

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  6. Really fun tile. Isn't it inspirational to be part of these challenges. I love how you tie the different tangles together. That is something I am still working on. I learn something each week from my own tile, but I think I learn even more from looking at how everyone else interprets the challenge.

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    1. There is a lot of creative synergy amoungst Tanglers isn't there. It's almost like being part of the Borg, on an Art Planet. We keep improving because of each other. I'm starting at the bottom, but I feel an upward vaccum of excitement and creative expression that is almost overwhelming. Ya gotta' love it....(and I sure do,)

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  7. Very nice and the combination of the patterns is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Carmela. It is much appreciated.

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  8. Love what you did here!

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  9. There's a difference between making a pile of tangles and making a cohesive grouping. I think you did a very nice tile with your "grouping" of tangles :)

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    1. You are right, and I hope I find myself on the positive side of that difference by study and practice, along with watching what is going on around me. So watch out Jean, I'ma watching all you super artists working at your craft. That sounds like a fun vacation to me. Thanks for the comments.

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  10. David, I like what you did. Great combination of tangles and well done grouping them together so they look like they belong together. Your post makes me smile, love reading it.

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Didisch. I'm glad for the smile you received, I like smiles. I would like to attend, if given the opportunity, the Didisch University of ZenTangle Art and Design along with CZT training in Providence, RI.

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  11. Love tile, I'll second what Jean has said - your composition is lovely and I completely understand "filling" the tile with tangles - even though I've been tangling awhile I'm still prone to filling it up. Sounds like you are having fun while you learn - can't ask for more than that.

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    1. I am having fun while learning. I'm driving my wife nuts. "Hey look at how cool this one is, Honey." She hears this about every ten minutes when I'm on a Pattern Search and draw mission. Thanks for your comments.

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  12. Thank you for using my tangle, Bugles. I like your choice of tangles to go with Bugles. That's a good idea to add shading to the top part of Bugles and the dots for the shading throughout.

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    1. Thanks Joyce. It was fun working with your pattern.

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  13. I went to the beach a few days ago and this reminds me of the shells and pebbles, bits of seaweed and rope from lobster pots, and an ice cream cone thrown in! Happy memories :)

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    1. Good memories being invoked is a good thing. I'm glad to have given you one. Thanks for the comments.

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  14. Well, I screwed up---- I left you a comment but under the wrong tile. so here is what I said before: David - great work ! And you say you are a beginner....well, you wouldn't know it by the tile for this week that you did. It is very well done by anyone's standards; newbie or oldy alike. I like what you have done with the bugles and the bloomin butter and brayd...you like those Aussie patterns, eh? Shelly is one of my very favorite artists - you would do well to study her Zentangle art - Shelly Beauch. Since you mentioned you are beginning - try going thru all the tangles at tanglepatterns.com and doing each one several times...that's a lot of tangles; more than 600 but its worth it. I have done that and the process helps learn them...I keep them and how to do them step by step and it took me 4 sketchbooks to do it. But then you have your library after doing that. Lotta work but its fun.

    Great to see another guy on Zentangle...not many of us. (I too am retired after 30 years in the Navy and I am a ham radio op..NA7DA.

    from Duane Anderson

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    1. Hi, Navy.

      Thanks for the comments. There is so much talent, creating such mind numbing masterpieces that I can't pin down favorites. I have already found that there is so much to learn from these wonderful artists, and one can only enrich their creative resourses by studying them all. And it is so much fun to see how the Diva Challenges are met. Shelly's work certainly is one of the stars in the Zentangle firmament. I've spent a lot of time on Helen Farmer's site, and have done as you suggested. Slow but shore. (Sure for landlubbers.) I, too, am into Ham Radio....KF7CDW. Keep up the good work, Duane.

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  15. I love your tile. I think it looks great - not too crowded for me. I love a busy tile...if it works and yours does. (I also love a simple tile - but for the record, they don't always work, either. Less can be more, but it is not an airtight rule IMHO :-) ).

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    1. I debated using some color to help clarify the patterns. I went with the pixelation and kept it B&W. Additional shading would have giving more seperation. I like your comments. Thanks.

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  16. David, I love the earthy quality to this tile, there's something really organic about it that I love. Well done :)

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    1. Thanks for your comments, Chrissie.

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  17. Beautiful flow, and I love the "white stripes" that are flowing through

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  18. Thanks for the comment, Omer.

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