Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fiore di Pietro

This lovely tangle was created recently by Rho Densmore, CZT.  Fiore di Pietro is a beautiful tribute to her brother-in-law Peter who passed away unexpectedly. You can read about that, and see the drawing instructions, on her blog here.

It took me a few tries. I could get the circles lined up alright, but the diamonds wouldn't appear. Then I realized that my large circles were too small; they had to be BIG

First I'll show my third effort, the one I'm really pleased with, done on a blank Zendala tile. I also used another of Rho's tangles: Providence. I used five colors of pens plus gold and clear glaze, and three colors of pencils.
Tangles: Black Pearlz (or red!), Fiore di Pietro, Flux, Perfs, Providence, Sanibelle,
Munchin elements, Rosé element, stripes with highlights.

Here's my first attempt: a bit weird, but interesting.
Tangles: Black Pearlz, Cadox, Fiore di Pietro, Flez, Yincut, Zewm

On the second attempt I realized that the big circles had to be way bigger, so I drew a second circle around each of them and re-drew the diamonds. Making progress. :)
Tangles: Beadlines, C-scape, Fiore di Pietro, Parabola, Purslane, Spinners, Zedbra

I finally got the hang of it! I like these two very different versions of Fiore di Pietro.
Tangles: Black Pearlz, Cadox, Caviar, Facets, Fiore di Pietro, Jonqal

26 comments:

  1. These are wonderful! I love them all.The mandala is really stunning!

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  2. The one in red on the zendala tile is stunning! All of the others are a visual treat too...lots of movement!

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  3. My goodness, these are all fantastic! The zendala is beautiful, and I can see an angel in the second one. It's so inspiring to see so many variations on a tangle.

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  4. Over and over again you come up with the most lusciously beautiful tangles! I love your variations, your sense of style and your shading!

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  5. i love all the variations you got with this pattern! you know me - i'm all about the color - so i naturally love your red tile! i think detail wise, i like the third one you show, which i think was your second one drawn. i'll have to go back and look up 'providence' :)

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  6. Whoa. Wicked cool. I wanted to do this as a Zendala also, but got sidetracked. After seeing yours, I'm even more inspired to do it. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It seemed like a tangle that could fit into a circle and it turned out better than I expected!

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  7. They are all lovely; but that one in red, the zendala, is a stunner.

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  8. Your zendala is so amazing! And your others are fabulous, too:)

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  9. I like your third attempt a lot. I must say we have a lot in common. I am on my third attempt now and it's the best of the three I have done. You came up with some interesting ZIAs trying to get to the one you liked the best.

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  10. Just great!! I love all of your tiles...they are all masterpieces!!!

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  11. These are amazing! You just kept at it until you got the ultimate result...your mandala is spectacular (and the other tiles are lovely as well).

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    1. I often find with these challenges that the first one or two really aren't are pleasing as the next ones!

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  12. These are all fabulous and your color version is breathtaking, a lovely jewel.

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  13. they are all amazing!! and I so love the red zendala, absolutely beautiful!

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  14. Oh Margaret you have weaved more magic, your Zendala is superb.

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  15. Really love all of them...terrific work!

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  16. I like them all! I had a lot of trouble getting mine to line up and behave, too.

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  17. All are wonderful! Absolutely LOVE the zendala! But I have to say, I really love your first attempt! It looks like there is a spirit rising up to the heavens! Fabulous work, as always Margaret. :)

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  18. Beautiful tiles! I especially like the zendala. The color and shading are wonderful.

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  19. Beautiful! I agree with you that it takes two or three tries with these challenges to get the one that you really like. I am amazed at what you can create! Awesome!

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  20. Your work is so lovely and inspirational. Thank you for writing the names of the tangles, too.

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  21. I particularly like the second one. I love the 1st one, but the second one speaks to me! Beautiful!

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  22. Can you tell me what pattern it is that you used on both the left side and the bottom right corner (on the second zentangle)? I believe it could be the Black Pearlz but don't seem to find the instructions to draw it. I love that it looks like a backbone.

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    1. I think you're referring to Lori Howe's tangle Flez. You can find drawing instructions here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51012160@N02/6268008906/in/photostream/
      Have fun!

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