Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ixorus & Simplicity

The zentangle challenge at I am the diva for this week was the new tangle Ixorus. I already saw it in the zentangle newsletter, but had no time to give it a try. First I tried it a few times in my sketchbook and then it was time to jump in. The tangle reminded me of a hexagon, so I drew Ixorus inside a hexagon. The border just happened and I like it. For the background I used molecule, which I found in Totally Tangled. A few days ago I already wrote about the zentangle I made to catch up on the challenge for week 2. Now I also made the zentangle for week 1, simplicity. To simplify my zentangle I divide it in two parts with a twisted line. I wanted to use 2 patterns with the same start. At one side I used cadent and at the other side W2, I only shaded W2. My husband told me it reminded him of Escher's birds.

Last week I had no time to visit other blogs and leave comments, but I watched the slide show and I liked it.

12 comments:

  1. This is fabulous......looks like you had fun.....definitely Escheresque Maria

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  2. Dein Simplicity-tangle ist großartig! Und dein Mann hat Recht – es erinnert sehr an Escher´s Vogel-Fischbild. Absolut genia…

    Und IXORUS erinnert mich an ein feines Spitzendeckchen ;-) .

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  3. I love how you've made Ixorus the central image and bordered it so nicely. Great job :)

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  4. I love it when things "just happen" in Zentangle as it did with your border. Some of your patterns are new to me and they are very nice, thank you for naming them. Your ixorus is lovely.

    Also, I very much like your Simple tangle. Love the way you combined similar patterns, W2 and Cadent.

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  5. Those are wondeful! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. What a lovely surprise to see you creations!

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  7. Very nice. I love the hexagon shape. It seems "just right".
    Barbara

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  8. I like your tiles and your husband is right - the second does look like Escher!

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  9. Oh, I love both of these... the transformation of one tangle into another - it's like morphing. Very clever!!

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  10. They're both great, but the effect in the 'simplicity' is both subtle and magical!

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