Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tangle Tuesday

As I said last Thursday, one of the many things I wanted to accomplish over the long Holiday weekend (spoiler alert: I did them ALL!) was get back to Zentangling.

I first stumbled onto Zentangling through my Pinterest addiction, fell in love with it, and dove right in. I wanted to create at least one tangle a week, and did OK for awhile, and then got sidetracked (ironically, by my Pinterest addiction!) My last Zentangle was created for Diva Challenge #78 (Auraknot) - I love aura'ing! But that was way back in June! Over 5 months without tangling!

I really wanted to start Tangling again, and 2 things I wanted to try were playing with colors, and tangling without a string. So I guess it is only fitting that I jump back into tangling with Diva Challenge #97: No Strings Attached. Perfect timing, right?

No Strings Attached

"No strings attached" makes it sound like this would be easy, but I found it challenging!

I knew I wanted to start in the middle with something round-ish, so I chose Zenplosion Folds. Then it got tricky for me - I found I really like the semblance of order that strings give me - they define a nice space for me to fill with a tangle, and they keep all the tangles from running into each other - that's a mess just waiting to happen!

In my case, I wanted to fill in behind my Zenplosion with a light, airy tangle, but I think I let it get too close to my Zenplosion - it detracts from my Zenplosion flower!

I also added some Organza lines, and a piece of Tresse, to restore a little bit of order - kind of like those plates with the divided sections: can't let the peas get in the mashed potatoes! Yuck! I found I just really needed a little division between my tangles.

How about you? Strings, or no strings? Which do YOU prefer?

8 comments:

DeborahRead.com said...

What can I say - lovely Tangle - -

Diane CZT said...

I think your tile is exciting. That was my first thought when I looked at it. Love how you started it looks wonderful.

Greystringof fate said...

Great assortment, Love the Zenplosion Folds - I would be totally tempted to put in a bit more shading right around the outside of the Zenplosion Folds just to make them pop out even more.

Sweet Freedom said...

I'll have to try that - it doesn't show well, but I shaded it a little already. Shading is NOT my strong point! i never know where to shade...

BackstoryBeads said...

I've never attempted tangling without a string, but after looking into your Zenplosion flower, I feel another addiction coming on!!

Anne's tangle blog said...

I find this quite intriguing, great!

ledenzer said...

So glad you are back! It will be fun to see you work with color...I will be watching! This is a beautiful free flowing ZT!

Shelly Beauch said...

Bursting with delight!