Sunday, November 17, 2013

Kaleidoscope

I love the colors in this zendala, but now that it's finished I don't think I like all the black lines dividing the sections. On the other hand, it makes it look a little like a stained glass window. What do you think?
Tangles: Cubine, Shattuck, elements of Drupe

23 comments:

  1. It's super. I do like the black as it is so minimal anyway.

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  2. Actually seems like the black supports the color making it pop.
    Beautiful work!

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  3. I think this is gorgeous! I wouldn't change anything about it. I also think that the black lines are very subtle and actually support the color adding to the dimension. Truly an inspiration!
    Becky

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  4. I agree with Carmen - the black just makes the colors glow even more! Beautiful piece!

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  5. It looks amazing. I don't mind the black lines at all. I love your use of a minimal number of patterns. Very striking.

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    1. Less is more - a philosophy I rarely subscribe to! :P

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  6. Black unites work together and I love the result!

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  7. This is gorgeous! I think the little bit of black adds a fine contrast here.

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  8. I love it just the way it is. I think the black (and white) lines give it some more contrast, makes the colors pop!

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  9. I don't think you would have achieved the same feel of dimension without the black lines (but what do i know?). I think this zendala is absolutely beautiful! The colours (and shading) are amazing!

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  10. I am in love with this! Your work is so beautiful! I actually found it hard to determine what the black lines were that you referred to. I think it's amazing!

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  11. I love the way it looks. The black is a great accent. I have a question, did you do this free hand? Or is it a zendala tile?

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    1. Hi Grace, this was done on a blank zendala tile using Erin Olsen's zendala template #66. I rounded some of the corners a little more than they are on the template.

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  12. As a quilter, I've found little bits of darks really make colors pop. I'd like to try Zentangle, but it seems few people in this area even know what it is. I love your blog and would take a class from you in a minute, but I'm in Michigan.

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  13. I think it is the white lines that are much more dominant. Very nice

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    1. Interesting comment Heather. Now that I look at it again, I think you have a point!

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  14. This is beautiful! Would you mind sharing your method for adding color?

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    1. Hi Caren, in this particular piece I used acrylic washes in red, yellow, and blue. Sometimes I use water-soluable colored pencil. Usually I use colored ink to tangle, but not here.

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  15. Wow - hard to believe that was a black tile . . . the colours are great. I agree that the black makes the colours 'pop'

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    1. Sorry Carol, blaNk not blaCk. :)
      On a black tile, that would have been really impressive!

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  16. I love it. It does have the look of stained glass.

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