Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Borders

Weekly challenge number 138: borders. Somehow, not that interesting, I thought.

I looked around where I was (a small gymnasium for my weekly Artists Workshop gathering) and frankly didn't really see anything that wowed me. Or even interested me much.

So I went on to other art projects. Got out my pens. Opened a 08 black micron and, wonder of wonders, this is a first for me, it had leaked! Ick. But wait. I could wipe off the leaky ink onto a tile and... what might happen? I did that, on two tiles - it was quite leaky - going around the edges. That created interesting, kind-of-messy border possibilities! When it came to do the shading, I also shaded in the border areas.
Tangles: Lamar, Opus, Paisley Boa, Pearlz, Tidings, Tortuca

I recently won a beautiful tile created by Maria Thomas. You can see it here. It's one of my treasures. I love the delicately colored center and must have had that in the back of my mind when I colored this one. So, borders. More interesting than I thought!
Tangles: Knightsbridge Aura, Hibred, Zewm

19 comments:

  1. Small gymnasium, uninspired, leaky pens. Who would have thought that mind set would have produced two beautiful tiles! Your pens must be as magical as you are! Wonderful.

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  2. Cool! I love how apparant mistakes turn into to beautiful and wonderful. NancyD

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    1. Me too Nancy. I think sometimes we need to intentionally throw a wrench in the works!

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  3. So now I have to find a leaky pen? :-)
    Here I am SO tidy with my borders and you show up totally outside the box again!
    Honestly Margaret...you have "another kind of eye" from ordinary people.
    I really love them.

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    1. Normally I am ultra-tidy too. I really think Zentangle has helped me "loosen up"! :)

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  4. Love your stylish 'shabby chic' look, Margaret.

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    1. Haha! I love the phrase 'shabby chic' Shelly! Thanks.

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  5. Both tiles are beautiful!
    So a leaky pen did surprise you in a lovely way :)

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  6. Waauw, what first seams to be a disaster turns out to be a new creative way!
    A real inspiration with a great result.

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  7. Zentangle opens our minds! A leaky pen can turn in a great tool as well :-) beautiful tile!

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  8. De boom is zo mooi in de lijst.

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    1. (Google translate says: "The tree is so beautiful in the list.")
      Dank je wel Leny!

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  9. Both tiles are gorgeous! You make a virtue of the defect pen!

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  10. Love this artistically messy look - two total gems!

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