Friday, January 10, 2014

'2014' Diva challenge


Tangles: Braze, Bunzo, Crossview, Florz,
Knot Rickz, Rain, Tipple, Yew-Dee
Laura challenged us to use the new year 2014 as inspiration for this week's challenge. There are some really interesting results flowing from participants: a word for the year, Roman numerals, simple numbers, a thought or aphorism. It's going to be a wonderful slide show!

I decided to simply use the numbers 2, 0, 1, and 4 overlapping to make my string. For some reason I did this on the diagonal. Here's the string I began with:
I really quite liked it despite some rather tiny sections. I reminded myself that the string is a guideline, not a Rule and that I could ignore some or combine sections if I felt like it.

16 comments:

  1. I quite like it too!!!! Wow!! This is not the typical zentangle that I've seen before. This has depth, and perspective, and contouring, and composition.... it's wonderful! Wow again!

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    1. Thanks Katherine! I find that the shading adds SO much!

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  2. Very creative approach, Margaret.

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  3. Really like the composition and dimension of this. Your florz reminds me of a path leading to a portal.

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  4. Outside the box again...or I should say "as usual".
    Wow. I love that you shared the string and your thinking process.
    Go Margaret!

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  5. This is one of my favorites. I like knowing a secret "2014" is hidden inside too. :) It's beautiful!

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  6. Love this solution, wonderful with so much to look at. I love the fact that we need to "search" for each number. Beautiful work.

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  7. I love this one! So inspirational.....now I want to spend the day doing Zentangle!

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  8. Quite interesting string and enjoy your thought process in regards to drawing your string, it looks gorgeous.

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  9. Oh wow Margaret, if only I could think like this! I love how you came up with your string, absolutely brilliant! And the tangles you chose are perfect!

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  10. Beautiful, you would never of believed it started with a string of the numbers 2 0 1 4.

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  11. Your string idea worked up into a beautiful tile. I especially like your sparkle.

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  12. I, too, thought of overlapping the numerals but was afraid of all the small spaces. You did fabulous work here. Cheers to 2014!

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  13. You are SO talented, Margaret. I absolutely love the way you used the numbers to form the strings...very inventive, and it does make a most interesting composition.

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