A hasty post in the middle of a too-busy day. Did this last night just before bed. I'm not keen on either of these tangles, but this is part of the Inktober2018 challenge, days 7 and 8, so I gave it a whirl--on a round black Zentangle® tile.
This isn't one of my favorite tiles but I'm choosing to work on quantity on the theory that quantity improves quality. Not sure you can tell that by this one! Black Zendala tile with gold gellyroll and white gellyroll, gold and white chalk pencils. Freehanded. Tangles are: Onion Drops as the border, and Cockles and Mussels inside the white 'nzeppel.
And just for fun, a friend traveling in Thailand, on her way to Bhutan, sent me this close up picture of the dashboard of the vehicle she was traveling in on her visit to Chiang Mai.
10/10/2018 11:16:58 am
duchess, thanks! and i can totally relate. there's a tangle coming up (heartswell) that i'll probably just skip, because for some odd reason, i'm just SO not attracted to tangles based on hearts.
10/10/2018 12:31:09 pm
No matter what you think about this tile, I think it turned out very nice. I like it. I like the combination, and the Onion Drops border is a great idea.
10/11/2018 02:00:01 am
You are too hard on yourself; I like this a lot!!!
10/11/2018 11:52:37 am
@ Melena & Annmarie,
10/13/2018 02:42:25 am
I love the bold contrasts of the gold and white on black. You have done a lovely tile.
10/14/2018 12:58:17 am
My father was a very judgmental artist and not shy about expressing his opinion. He passed away in 2011 (R.I.P. Dad), but I still hear his voice in my head "critiqueing" my work, so I know that it's hard not to like some of our artwork pieces less than others. I guess it runs contrary to the Zentangle "appreciate" step in the method. I'm a CZT, but perhaps not rocking the method all that well. In any case-----after that long, rambling, no doubt unnecessary, introductory explanation, your choice of media and paper for this challenge really pops. I also know how "unforgiving" gelly roll on a black tile can be. However, IMHO, you pulled it off admirably and made a potentially not that exciting a tangle (Onion Drop), more interesting.
10/14/2018 01:00:03 am
Oops. I mis-typed my blog URL in my above above. It's late.
10/14/2018 10:06:43 pm
Suzanne, I love your blog and check in frequently. Thanks for your comment. Yes, I learned my lesson--this tile continues to grow on me. But even if it didn't, i had fun making it and that's what counts the most. I sent your Chiang Mai URL to my friend who's currently in Bhutan, although I think she will not be going back to Chiang Mai on her way home. She's heading to Cambodia after Bhutan and then back to Bangkok and then back to USA.
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Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society