Monday, November 26, 2012

Diva 97 challenge

Sooooo... do something without a string!   But I do most of mine without a string...easy peasy.   I had slowly found myself not using strings as I increased my stash of patterns to tangle.  I'm inclined to pick a focus tangle and then work around it.  And I also do a lot of the mandala patterns, which in a way is a string.   The round of a plate lends itself to the roundness of a mandala.

Therefore here is my stringless tangle for the diva...


I started with that bundle of string in the middle.  Then added the scallops, and chicken wire fence pattern.  Got brave and tried a bit of the kknit pattern (only a LITTLE bit) as that one drives me crazy but I love to knit and it is a great idea for a pattern.   So I had one angle of the paper covered.  Decided to put  the 'lumber' at another angle and then drip the beaded diamonds off of that.  Put some leafy vines on the wire and floated some shells in the air at the bottom with a few spirals to fill in.

I'm sorry to say I remember very little of the names of the tangles.  My memory has been terrible for years and the older I get the worse it is still getting.  I remember what I see fairly well, so slowly my brain is storing the tangles, but the names seem to float away.

Just to emphasize my non-use of strings, the tangle the diva asked for a while back with bunzo (I remember that one!!!) was started with the bunzo tangle in the center and the rest piled on accordingly.  And later I decided I really wanted to add more....  so it kinda qualifies as a second tangle for this challenge.

 This the first way I did it...



Then I added some more to fill in the empty spaces...so does this qualify as number 2???

9 comments:

Sherrie and Becky said...

both are wonderful

Anne's tangle blog said...

Lovely, all two!! Especially since you are not used to tangle without a string, it was a real challenge to you. And .... it worked.

tanglewithlinda said...

It sure does qualify. Both are lovely.

ledenzer said...

I love the way you cluster and then move into lines that extend and complete your composition!

Susan said...

These are beautiful and I am amazed at the assortment of tangles you have used. Very nice!

wendy said...

Thank you for sharing your process. I wouldn't have picked up on the angling aspect of the composition. I love your work!

Collectincat said...

Thank you all for your compliments

Diane CZT said...

Your tiles are outstanding. The second bunzo tile is really beautiful.

Gloria said...

I love your first tile with the sepia and many tangles I have not used before. Great work.