First of all, it was only last week that I realized, Flux had never been published on tanglepatterns.com. This was pointed out to me by a friend at work who just this past couple of weeks or so, began exploring zentangle after seeing some of my art on my cubicle walls.
Flux? Not on tanglepatterns.com? Really?
A day or two later, after this very strange revelation (for Flux is a popular tangle, with lots of uses, which I have seen in a lot of works, and have used in almost every piece I have done. How could such a widely used pattern NOT be on tanglepatterns.com?)...
A day or two later, Zentangle. com comes out with a blog entry, officially "announcing" the Zentangle pattern Flux, and a sample or two of Maria's version, and some of Rick's. Isn't that something, one of the most popular, first used and most used tangle patterns out there, only "officially" came out THIS week.
of course Maria and Rick have amazingly creative uses of Flux, and I could have gone to almost any piece I've ever done and find samples of flux that I've used (including the 200th challenge on the diva's website)...but then I got to looking around my front room, at some art I've framed and put on the walls. One of my favorite pieces, once I got looking at it, actually is loaded with flux, although it is more paisley looking, and not so leaf looking.
Lots of perfs, lots of curls, and plenteousness of a teardrop shape. All filled in with black, which lends it a modern look, not real ruffley. I never thought it was very flux-y until this challenge. So, I got out a tile and did a smaller version of the pieces I have on my wall.
This has whetted my appetite for fooling around with this tangleation some more. Fun stuff!
|Flux on the Swirl|