The Diva this week challenged is to use Dewd, a new tangle from Zentangle.com. There's a lot of good information at that link, including a video on how to draw Dewd.
It is a fun tangle, and I went big this time:
One of the things I thought of as I was thinking what pattern to choose...well, patterns. Human beings love them, whether in art or looking for faces in clouds. And repetition. When you're listening to music, whether a favorite, or something new, isn't it a treat when a riff gets repeated, or a theme from the first movement shows up in the third movement? Or think about collections that people gather. I have my chicken collection...and no two of them are the same...but there are many of them and all of them are chickens. That's what I thought about when I finished here...it's a delight to see the same pattern appear in different places, or one motif from a complicated pattern showing up over in the corner, or changing it out a little bit, exploring the different ways to fill up spaces using the basics of the pattern...variations on a theme? Unity of shape filled with diversity of detail.
Well, creating this was fun. It took a couple of evenings, and I finished a challenge before Saturday!
On the Traveling Tangles Project, I finally finished up something one of my swap partners treated me with way back when...Stephanie Drewa sent me nine ATC's that had been started...well I did a lot of them right away, then between the new job with new hours and other life stuff just crowding out my free time, a creativity slump hit, and I forgot about them. Well, I found them this week and finished them up.
These are my finishes...she started with patterns according to the ABC's, and I finished with the ZYX's :)
And these are Stephanie's starts. It's the first Traveling Tangles stuff that I've done in a long time. But now it does feel like I'm back.
But let's face it, what you all have been waiting for all along...a picture of the baby!
|Orion loves his Opa.|
And isn't Wylie just so sweet with that baby? My heart is full!