Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Challenge 50 - Make it BIG

The challenge this week from Laura at I am the Diva is  "to push your comfort zone and biggify your tangles.  Don't biggify your canvas, try sticking to the size you generally work on to get the full effect."  

I generally work on 5x5 inch pieces, so I used my typical size.  I find that I'm drawn to circles. They're neat and clean...and ...organized. I know, it's my type A personality jumping in! LOL!  Since I like circles, that's what I've decided to go with for this challenge.


I've used keeko, paradox, flying geese, and nzeppel...all biggified! (I hope I got the names right!) 

Thought I'd also throw in a few of my pieces that I've done this past week.  I find myself tangling every evening while sitting in front of the television. Sometimes I get so involved with my tangles, I pay no attention to what's on...very relaxing!

This one makes me think of a cross..


This is just one of my mindless swirls....embellished....


Back to my circles again. I love the finished look.


Now...one big circle...this is on a 6x6 sketchpad.
Below is the tangle sequence for the tangle I "thought" I'd designed.  Seems as though it might be an offshoot of the tangle OOF.  It does have the same base tangle...but I dressed it up a bit for my tangle....so I guess it's a variation of OOF. Whatever it is, I'm really loving it!


I think the finished tangle is very lacy looking...and I love how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Your comments are always appreciated and welcomed.  Until next time...

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17 comments:

Terrie said...

Wow - I love your work. While the biggie tile is a great interpretation of the prompt this week, I really LOVE the mindless swirl. That's my favorite style though I struggle to actualize it. I love the openness but find myself working closed in. I love the swirls but keep retreating to grids. Wassup with that?? Yours are so inspiring, I'm working on this more open style again tonight for my biggie contribution!

bohemiangirl said...

your mandala is gorgeous!

Valerie said...

I love the mindless swirl Susan it would make a fabulous piece of jewellery:)
Val x

Faith A said...

Susan you amaze me with your talent for this work

Dil Se/Dilip Patel said...

Lovely tangles, all of them. Very mesmerizing.

Dilip

cnelson said...

Sooooo FABULOUS!

Karen said...

Wow - they are all stunning - this is some of the best examples I've seen of zentangling hugs Karen x

GinaA said...

All are fabulous, your swirls are just gorgeous.

GinaA said...

All of these ar fabulous, your swirls are just gorgeous.

Karen Lynn said...

Wow! Great collection of zentangles! They are all wonderful, but I am particularly drawn to the fourth one with all the spheres.

Thanks also for posting your instructions for your new tangle, or tangleation. It's different enough from oof to make it easier to do, I think, even though the results are nicer.

Also, I posted a link to my approach to Tripoli on my blog, but I'll leave it here, too. I still find it hard to do. http://findingmelosingme.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-approach-to-tripoli-tangle-not.html.

Karen Lynn said...

What great tiles! The fourth one with the spheres especially speaks to me.

Thanks for the instructions for your new tangle. They seem easier to follow than the ones for oof, and I like the result better, too.

I posted a link to my approach to Tripoli (which I still find hard to do) on my blog, but here it is, too. http://findingmelosingme.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-approach-to-tripoli-tangle-not.html

Shelly Beauch said...

I think that you were right in the moment when you created your 'Mindless Swirl' Love it!!

Erin said...

Wow, I love everything in this post. Beautiful work!

Stamps and Paper said...

Susan you work is amazing...beautiful patterns so creative.

Anne

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hi Susan! I have been meaning to sit down and write - that you for that wonderful email. I really love to see your tangles. I really think you could sell them. The would look great in black frames in sets of 3 or 4. They are fascinating. The third one reminds me of the inside os a shell. They are all gorgeous, but I particularly love that one. Sending hugs.

Hello From Texas said...

Embellished Mindless Swirls is my favorite!! Amamzing work Susan; what patience this must take, and such creativity!! I am truly impressed, and in awe.

Hugs
Carole

Michellem said...

LOVE your tangles - super beautiful! I totally get the Type A personality bit - I tend to be the same way. BTW - a 4b card is 3.5 x 5.

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