Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bridgen

What a fun tangle! I didn't know about this one before, so many thanks to Laura (the DivaCZT) for her Zentangle challenge this week: use Bridgen. This tangle is the brainchild of David, Carole Ohl's partner; they're both CZTs. You can see the tangle how-to and read how it developed on her blog.
Tangles: Bridgen, D'Uni, Rounding

This next one looks to me like paramecia under a microscope. It occurred to me that if the bars and circles became gradually larger and smaller it might look as if it was coming forward and going back. The idea needs more work. Some of the circles were so large I wanted to put something inside them, so I did.
Tangles: Black Pearlz, Bridgen, Crossview, Pearlz, Tipple

As I was drawing Bridgen it kept reminding me of the tangle Lacing so I used Lacing on the border and Bridgen elsewhere. It's interesting, but too much overall sameness to my eye, even with shading.
Tangles: Bridgen and Laced

 Bridgen is about following your string with the tangle and after that... go where the tangle takes you. Sometimes I didn't really like where it went so I decided to try doing this with no string, just start drawing Bridgen on a blank tile. My result is a Bridgen ball of yarnl
Tangles: Bridgen and Tortuca

29 comments:

  1. All very clever, I like the one with lacing...I don't see too much sameness. I like the shape the shading makes and every where I look on the tile I can see something to interest my eye. Ok, I am only a beginner, but it pleases my eye lol. Hugs lin

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  2. I love how Bridgen is the star of each and every tangle. It winds its around in a fantastic array of glory! How I love your works of zentangle!

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    1. I meant its way around..... oh when will I spell out what I mean?

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  3. Oh WOW...what a lot of work!
    And all are so very beautiful.
    The first one is my favorite!

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  4. These are wonderful! I always enjoy your method and process. I so enjoyed seeing Cross View, I'm honored!

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    1. Crossview is a lovely tangle Daniele. I use it as the center of one piece when I teach a small, freehand mandalas class. (See the previous post of students' work.) Thanks for it!

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  5. lots of work here - lots of ideas :) i like the one under the microscope - so to speak :) it has so much detail!

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  6. I always love to see what you do for the challenges!! Your art is awesome!!!

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  7. You really had fun with this one! They all have their own personalities.

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  8. Oh Margaret, love, love, love, love and 4 cheers for your dynamic exciting tangling!

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  9. These are just amazing. I especially love no. 2 and the intricate details you added to the circles. I can see I have such a lot to learn.

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    1. You're in for a lot of fun Lorraine! :)

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  10. Nice work on all of them...your work is always a treat! My favorite is the last one.

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  11. I've come to expect great things on your page and you never disappoint. These are all wonderful. I really like the playfulness of the laces.

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  12. These are all lovely. I especially like the way you used Bergden with lace which is one of my favorite tangles.

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  13. You've done a lot different things with Bridgen and all very beautiful!

    Annemarie Huijts

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  14. All your tiles are unique and special, each with it's own personality. I especially enjoy the last one where you filled it with tortuga - very dynamic!

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  15. WOW! You really had fun with this one! Just absolutely love that second and third one the mostest.

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  16. It is definitely a fun, and unusual, tangle. Thanks everyone!

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  17. Alll of your zentangles are wonderful, each unique and different. I really like the one with laced; I don't think it has too much "sameness" and I just learned laced and absolutely love the look of it. Like the "ball of yarn" look too. I like them all! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. They are all super cool!! The last with tortuca is mesmerizing!! Beautiful work!

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  19. Beautiful work as always on all of your tiles but I keep going back to the first one.

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  20. Super fun tangles! LOVE that laced one!

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  21. Hi, Margaret. Love your tile, and I was wondering if you know where I can find the step-outs for Lacing, and who I would give credit to if I used it, please?

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    1. Hi Christine, I just checked and it's called Laced, not Lacing. Step-outs are on tanglepatterns.com here: http://tanglepatterns.com/2010/05/how-to-draw-laced.html

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