Tuesday, April 14, 2015

X Marks the Spot: Objet d'string.

This week I ended up combining two challenges, because last week I never sat down and finished anything for the Q challenge from SuzyMosh and I really wanted to. I still want to play with the pattern X (which I LOVE...it is wonky and twisted and interesting to look at, fun to draw) So I know I shall play with X some more and probably post a second entry in the SuzyMosh challenge. Using X patterns we've never used before. X and Xplode are the ones I used here.

Meanwhile, the Diva has challenged us to use various objects, just from around the place, trace them, and use the tracings as our string. I was at work when I opened the challenge so I had to use what was at hand.



I have a fork that I carry in my bag...for lunch break, so I'm not contributing to the landfill by using plastic utensils...which I put in the lower right corner...you can barely see it. The circular bit is my "wisdom" stone (a polished stone of sodalite with the word "Wisdom" etched on it, that sits on my desk next to the snowflake obsidian stone that says "Laugh") Under the circle, I traced the cord that connects my headset to the computer, and the curved line is a corner of my Altoids box. In the upper left there are chopsticks. (which I also keep, mostly to stir my tea, but sometimes I bring noodle stir fry for lunch, and use my chop sticks. They live in my pen jar/mug up in the corner of my desk, with pens and a pair of scissors)

Looking at this string, I thought of the moon "caught" in the branches of a tree. So my first pattern was Crescent moon. I also used Xplode and Bead strings on the "moon."
The tines of the fork became floatfest, with prestwood and msst. Meer curves across, and above that is wud, with a modified chainlea coming out from the "branch" of wud. Check out the twisty, winding little thorn twigs coming out of there. I wonder if I created a pattern, and what I would call it.

I also put some tiny rice shapes in the crotch of the branch. I'm sure they are a pattern, I just don't know what it is called.
X is in the lower left corner. I filled the X's with tipple. And coming down from the upper right corner, some perlz, which arc under meer into onomato.

It doesn't look so much like the moon through the branches anymore hahahaha. Unless it's an enchanted night and the Fairies of Strange have been sprinkling their pixy dust into our eyes. It was a way fun thing, making our string out of stuff we have around the place. I'll be doing that again.


21 comments:

  1. This is such a fun composition. You really pushed the challenge and came up with something quite unique. Great ideas!

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  2. I thought of the light and dark sides of the moon when I saw this, and creepy woods and odd noises in the night. Not bad for a fork and some chopsticks!. Lots of patterns and used to very good effect.

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  3. What a cool string! You really worked up the imagination on this one. Thanks for being part of the challenge this week!

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  4. Your tile is very interesting! It is beautiful and makes me look at it again and again.

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  5. Great string creation, and great use of it in your tile.

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  6. Real brilliant ideas!! It's amazing how you put in so many patterns and they are tying in so well!!

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  7. That's a really lovely tile!

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  8. Your finished tile is lovely and I really enjoyed reading about the process that got you to the end. Axxx

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  10. Thanks for sharing your creative journey. You have very busy fairies indeed! Have a brilliant day, c

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  11. What a wonderful and creative string and choice of patterns! It makes me smile when I look at your tile :-) Really like it.

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  12. It's a good thing your boss didn't wander by and wonder what you were doing tracing your collection of objects. ;-) As usual you turned them into an exquisite tile. It's really, really nice. Inspired.

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  13. hahaha! very innovative tools you have at work! ready to go for any string you might have in mind. Your work is so wonderfully done too!

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  14. I love the eclectic collection of things you traced around...I only wish I had half the imagination that you do Heidi! It looks absolutely wonderful, as always.

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  15. Wonderfully creative string! I love that the string made you think of the moon caught in branches...how whimsical even before tangling, and the finished tile is gorgeous!

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  16. The fairies guided you well ... I see the moon peaking through!! I love the color and everything else about this - great tile!! :) :) Your Xplode is a lovely moon!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/04/my-diva-traced-object-string-challenge-entry/
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/04/my-new-to-me-x-entry-for-suzymosh-creations-challenges/
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/diane-caroliens-weekly-zentangle-challenge

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  17. Lovely tile. Liked that you shared your thought process.

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  18. Beautiful Tile, Heidi. Whimsical and delightful. I love how you blended WUD in the crotch of the tree where the pattern divided. Very skillful. Love your work.

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