Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Diva's Challenge #219

Challenge #219

This week's challenge involved using only straight lines...no curves, no swirls. So I went to my Zentangle organizer which is a photo book where I keep my Zentangle cards.



I organize my cards by categories (fillers, grids, accents, borders). On each card, I write the name, the steps, who created the pattern. Sometimes, I draw variations on the back. I don't have cards for every pattern, just the ones I really like. I also tried to create a digital book using Penultimate and Evernote (apps on my IPad) but I like the tactile nature of the cards. 

So in my book, I found a few patterns I liked.  I knew I wanted something in the center and bold patterns around it. I ended up using the pattern Maryhill in the center and Flukes and 'Brella around it. Flukes (the one that looks like roof shingles) is one of my favorites. I just love that with a bit of shading, you can make it look 3-D. 'Brella is new to me and I like how bold this variation is. 

After finishing, I thought perhaps the Maryhill should have been a bit bigger. Other than that, I'm happy with the way this turned out.

I'm also working on a new Islamic Geometry art. This one may take me awhile!

I was in Little Rock, Arkansas last Thursday through Sunday for my nephew's graduation so I didn't get to work on my art journal. But I did have a great time with my mom, my sister and her family.





I'm very proud of my nephew who will be attending the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. 

Hope you all had a great weekend!



18 comments:

  1. Hi, Ms Kari. I like how you can get something circular and pinwheel like by using only straight lines. Nice! You have a lovely family and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself visiting.
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  2. I love the depth and tonal values in your tile. It's truly lovely! Thanks for sharing your notebook idea as well...I agree with you that there's something about interacting with the tactile card that can't compete with a computerized version. Congrats to your nephew and your family...looks like a good time was had by all :-)

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne! I'm still a relative newbie to the Zentangle process and I'm certainly learning so much looking at other's tiles!

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  3. Awesome as always! Love the shading, it gies it such different look!-- NOTED big time! Lol

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    1. I love this challenge because it gives me a starting point and you should definitely look at all the other tiles created by others. Quite spectacular!

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  4. Love what you did with this challenge, Yukari! I particularly like that you started in the middle and then worked from there. It gives the finished piece quite a geometric boldness!

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  5. Thanks, Jane! This challenge was certainly fun!

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  6. You've created a beautiful Diva tile with a great choice of tangles!

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  7. Wonderful tile for the challenge!

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  8. I showed your art work to my daughter Demi (the injured dancer) and she was extremely inspired. She loves art, always has, but dance is her 'thing". This summer she can't dance so I showed her your journal and then we went to a craft store, got some materials, and she is actually drawing right now!! I really like this intricate kind of art. I hope Demi tries to do some of it! You and your nephew look so happy!!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous challenge tile with great shading!

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  10. Love your post. Your Diva Challenge is a beautiful work. Wonderful shading and a positive design. You are so organized. Thanks for sharing your tips.

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  11. Your article is very interesting and gives me ideas about how to organize gradually patterns that i prefer. Gorgeous tile too.

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  12. Great tile. I really love the Maryhill and haven't seen it before. I'll be giving it a go soon!

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  13. Your tile is beautiful. Love the Maryhilll in the center and your Brella is so dynamic. I organize my patterns kind of similarly, but mine are just on ATC size paper and slipped into baseball card sheets to fit in my binder. I love the Islamic Geometric art and it looks very detailed. I loved math is school, especially Geometry and Trig. I may have to do some research on this type of geometric art. It looks interesting. Nicely done work, as always.

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  14. It's beautiful Kari! Glad you had a great time with your family! :)

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