Monday, September 8, 2014

Challenge #184- ING

This weeks Challenge is to use a new Pattern from ZenTangle, by Molly Hollibaugh. It is called, "ING." A lot can be done with this pattern and it is a lot of fun to draw. It is easy to use, and the results can look very complex.

My Patterns for this Challenge that I can name are:

1- ING, Zentangle.
2-Xplode, Margaret McKerhan.

Tile Size: 3.5 x 4 inches.

I was going to make another Black and White Tile this week, but when I got to that decision point, the ING pattern looked just like the visual disturbance that I see in my eyes just before a Migraine Headache. It's a pre-warning for me and I head for the meds. It has saved me many times. What I see though, is not in black and white, but rather in color, and it shimmers and grows. So I colored it with the colors I see in my pre-warning. This part of my tile looks just like what I see in my eyes. I'd be interested to know if any of you who have been plagued with Migraines have seen anything like this.




To see what other artists are doing with this challenge, visit "IamTheDiva Blog site."

30 comments:

  1. Great piece. I myself have only had a few migraines and have never had the aura. I have had others report it. Not sure they would depict quite so beautifully though. Like your Dragonair and vine crossing under ING.

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  2. Very pretty tile. Sorry you had to endure pain to achieve this (they say we suffer for our art). I have never experienced a migraine, but have heard of others seeing an aura. My daughter hit her head so hard once she said all she saw was white.

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  3. The first time I lost my vision, which is the aura I get when I have "atypica:l migraines (because I have no follow-up headache), I was terrified. Later, I found it to be so fascinating. I get blinking lights and the blackness moves in from the outside and then, after I totally lose my vision, it slowly twinkles back. Yours is so much prettier though and what a great idea to use it as an inspiration for your tile!

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  4. Very nice tile, David :)

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  5. Great tile, David. Sorry you had to experience a migraine to get the inspiration for it. Never having had one, I have no frame of reference. But it certainly inspired a beautiful tile.

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  6. I love your tile David! And yes, it looks just like the aura I get with my migraines. But I don't call it an "aura", but I call it "the jaggies" because of all those jagged pointed flashes that dart through my vision. I love the colors you used and it's unfortunate that we have to see these before the headache. But I find as I get older, the migraines don't come quite as often. Hope yours settle down too :)

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  7. I love the flow and the interest that the color gives!

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  8. This is such a beautiful tile, but so sorry you have migraines. :(

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  9. I used to suffer from migraines, now controlled by daily medication, but I've never seen anything like this. In face, I didn't have visual triggers. But I like what you have done and I can see that it is dynamic. Your have made great choices in the patterns around ING.

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  10. This tile is stunning! Love the bright colors and almost wish I had migraine :-)

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  11. Striking! It's got a kind of stormy feeling to it that I understood better after reading you. Migrains are a plague! Hope you don't get them too often.

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  12. Great tile, I love the use of colors and the playfulness in it!

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  13. No migraine here, but your tile makes it visible to me. Great work!

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  14. Wauw its an color explosion. Its beautiful end realy Art. Stunning what you did with ING

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  15. Wow, your color scheme is awesome, and your are introducing ING with lots of fire works. Great piece, with a great variation of dragonair . Love it.

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  16. Vibrant like fireworks, sharp like a razor. What a beautiful creation.
    Excellent color selection, and excellent balance between the colors and the b/w

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  17. What a beautiful tile! I love the colors! Hope you are feeling better.

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  18. i love your use of colour, very striking!

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  19. Loving all the colors! too bad about the migraines though. Thankfully, I've never been afflicted, but it's inspiring that you can make art out of it. nicely done.

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  20. dear david,i have a headache since yesturday. i sended a step-out to linda@tanglepatterns....may be a new pattern for her collection. at sunday i gonna add it on my blog.i tell you this, because my headache shure want to tell me something like: go and have a walk in the forest....or go and have a rest......but the internet is just really taking my attention now.
    all the best for you.

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  21. I love the colour, it makes it pop and come alive.

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  22. You've mad a complex piece by "growing " the pattern and then adding colour. My migraines, which have grown fewer, were always presaged by my vision gradually closing in, with the periphery being like frosted glass. No explosion of colour for me and yet I can imagine how those jagged edges represent pain. Be well, David and may you have more patterns and less pain.

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  23. oh, I hope you never have migraines again. But your implementation of your pre-warning is beautiful

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  24. You should take this to your next visit with a neurologist. This one picture really mat actually be worth a thousand words!

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  25. So sorry that you get the headaches and the auras.... they are not fun. Mine are not nearly as colorful as yours! :) It made for a beautiful tile however, and I love the dragonair wrapped around it.

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  26. Wow! ING looks amazing in color! Great!

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  27. So sorry to hear that you suffer from migraines, but your tile is beautiful, as is your choice of tangles and colors. This is a striking piece!

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  28. This is a wonderful, vibrant, ING... I love how you have created such movement with the patterns you chose. Beautifully drawn! (I too am sorry to hear that you suffer from migraines...)

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  29. Fantastic David!! colour suit'ING' to a tee! made me smile. Thought I'd take advantage of me visiting your Blog to view some of your other works of Art - I really like this!

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