Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In my Umble Opinion


For some reason the formatting tool on this blog is being stubborn today, and I finally gave up trying to get the text and pictures to coordinate. Even the captions aren't working...So I have for you here a length of text, with pictures following, and at the bottom, the end result of my Diva Challenge Tangling for this week. Long caption on that last pic.


This week The Diva aka Laura Harms, Runner Extraordinaire, challenges us to use the newly published (though long extant) pattern Umble, which was introduced officially at zentangle.com this past week.

Fun pattern! It has lots of scope for play, with depth and interest as the eye is drawn in.

So I started by playing with it, and made a lot of bijou monotangles.

In the first one, the shiny black ribbon in the corner dominated too much. The eye couldn't wander away from it. 

I enjoy how pliable this pattern is. It can be like a pile of ribbons, or it can be tubular. You can fill each one with a pattern itself (I enjoyed going all ononmato on it)...and my favorite is the white one with the stippling for shading. LOVE that effect!

But then I decided to make a piece using umble as PART of it, and made a sketchbook page full.

And when I saw all the white space on the right, I thought of putting some of my umble bijous there, but they were not in proportion so....I sketched some smaller-than-bijou tiles along that right margin, and filled with my favorites.

The first one.




similar to the first, but less shiny black satin




  



I started with Hybrid along the top, and a border of prestwood on the edges. Added some facets and made them drip down in JeJewbees (?) Leaflet and Euca fluttering down in the center, and umble with hollibaugh in a couple of places. Then I put my littler-than-bijous in and umble in those.




20 comments:

  1. I like very mush the second tile on the right!

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  2. Beautiful, and such a good way to show the scale of your less than bijou tiles. Photographed on their own it is hard to know they are not full size. Love your dangling tangles.

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  3. Awesome. love all the tangleations you came up with.

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  4. Amazing number of tiles! Love the variety.

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  5. a lot of beautiful variations... very nice

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  6. You were so busy and created such beautiful tiles.

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  7. Each of these is such a lovely Umble!! Amazing how you kept going!! :) Lovely sketchbook page!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/06/my-diva-official-tangle-umble-challenge-entry

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  8. A beautiful and super creative page. Love your variations on Umble. Beautiful work.

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  9. Are you sure you aren't Mozart, because you have explored just about every variation! What a grand way to present your creative process! I love every one, and I really like both the tiles with one shiny little band. I also really like the one with the Btljus. And I love....them all!

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  10. Very creative variations of the pattern! Great work all of them :-)

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  11. What can I say? I love them all! You have such a creative and inventive way with Zentangle, I love to see you work. Very nicely done, Heidi!

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  12. Lots of great work. I like the one with the touch of blue the best. Nice job of highlighting on all of them.

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  13. I love seeing how much you enjoy playing with a tangle. These are all wonderful, but I am partial to the one with the blue the most too. I think it is the really nice sparkle contrast it has.

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  14. What a wonderful series with Umble! You show us the variety of this tangle in a great way!

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  15. I found this to be a very time consuming tangle, so the amount of your high quality output is quite staggering. Your final composition (the one with just the right amount of blue) really speaks (sings) to me.

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