Pat Mathes,CZT
Facebook: GramTangles

Monday, October 31, 2016

Mosaic #5 with Lonetta

Lonetta at CreA(R)Tives invited us to work on another Mosaic project with her.  This is my fourth one -I missed out on the very first one.  This tile's theme is wind.  

Here is what Lonetta said:  

The wind has many facets! What do you think about wind?

Do you think of storm, whirlwind, gust of wind, breath of wind, calm?
Headwind or tail wind?
Onshore wind or offshore wind?
Wind chimes, windsurfing, windmill?
Which kind of wind let you feel good?
Wind - we have so much wind in the midwest.  You either love it or hate it.  I actually enjoy it most of the time.  My tile reflects the movement of wind in lines.

This is the tile string we started with.  The black was to stay black and the gray tangled with black only.

Wind - we have so much wind in the midwest.  You either love it or hate it.  I actually enjoy it most of the time.  My tile reflects the movements of wind in lines.  Unfortunately I just realized it saved in a rotated manner.

The bottom right point is Ela Reigel's Rundel, signifying a tornado, as does the fingerbob trio in the center of the arch.  Wud is the wavy lines of wind.  A form of Nioroda also has the circular motion as well as the printemps used to finish it out.  On the black portion, I used Y-Chain.  I can't wait to see the finished product.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Diva Challenge 290 - Take Two!!

I wasn't that pleased with my black tile duotangle, so I did another one - here is my redo and I like it a lot better.  Duotangle with N'zeppel and Flux.

Diva Challenge 290

This week is a Duotangle - N'zeppel and Flux.  I decided to do some experimenting on a black tile with pastel chalk pencils.  Boy did I ever venture into the unknown.  First of all, soooo much white.  Then trying to tone it down with chalk but still keep the patterns. I used a wonky N'zeppel grid on one side to give the larger orbs, and a more balanced grid on the other, resulting in smaller orbs. I ended up overworking the chalk to come up with this version.  Maybe I should have used a yellow instead of the pale orange - this has a ghoulish look!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Diva Challenge 289

I am still not set up in my art room, but was able to come up with enough supplies to do this leaf.  I actually picked leaves and pressed them to use them as templates.  The background is watercolor and I have used Tombow markers, colored pencil and gelly roll pens for the leaves.  I struggled a bit, but kept at it and finally got it where I wanted it.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Diva Challenge 288

This week's Diva Challenge is the pattern Gordgeous, an official pattern launched last year.  I recently did a tile in my black journal using Gordgeous, and in sake of saving time, am reposting it here.  I hqve just finished a major household move and not settled yet.  I have a whole room for a new studio and will love getting it put together.  In the meantime, I haven't done much tangling.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Journal work

I was taken with the dreamcatcher pattern from Daniel Lamothe that we used in the Diva Challenge last week.  I took the tile I created on my journal page and just expanded it, using the dreamcatcher as the focal point.  With my love of zendalas, I think this pattern will be used more frequently in the future.  Here is the journal page with the expansion.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Square One: Oshun

This week's Square One pattern is Oshun - a pattern from Sandy Steen Bartholomew.  This is an interesting pattern.  I wasn't sure what to do with it. Here is my attempt with sand swirl, inapod, fescu, ruutz, organic.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Diva Challenge 287 and Square One Florez

This is a two pronged post.  First of all, the Square One Challenge is Florez. I didn't wrap my mind around this one till the end, but made it work anyway.  Mixed with Fassett, Adante and Printemps.
And the Diva Challenge is a UMT (Use My Tangle) - Dreamcatcher by Daniel Lamothe, CZT.  Love this pattern - of course, I like anything zendala-like.  This is the first one I have ever done without a comopass, though, so it was really fun for me.  Oh my, I see more of this pattern in the future.