Monday, September 22, 2014

Fig leaf finery

A recent order of  Zentangle supplies arrived and had me a little mystified. Canada Customs classified the package as "clothing - men's, cotton".

Now, the zendala tiles probably contain cotton and might be about the size of a fig leaf, but I don't anticipate convincing my husband to go out in public in one. Nonetheless, I designed some "fig leaf finery" using the tangle Finery of course, which I find imitates leaf veins quite nicely.
Tangles: Finery, and Printemps with Black Pearlz

33 comments:

  1. WOW, that's the only word for this tile.

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  2. Too funny. A beautiful fig leaf it is better suited to Eve.

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  3. I love the combination and contrast between the realistic leaf and the zentangled background. This is awesome.

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  4. This is a very effective tile and conveys the theme beautifully. As for Canadian customs officials----what can I say? Eh?

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  5. wonderful - and a very nice shading

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  6. Beautiful, the leaf has such bright colors, that it looks like a real leaf.

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  7. love your story - you never can tell with Canada customs. On first viewing, I honestly thought this was a real leaf. Your tangling is subtle and lovely and I love how your shading makes it look like it is on top of the background

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  8. I honestly thought you had used a real leaf for a moment. So realistic and just beautiful. Your husband should be proud to wear your work HAHA!

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  9. Wow, your fig leaf looks so much like the real one that I used as a string!

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  10. Your dimension is just GORGEOUS!

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  11. I had a good chuckle.. Recently one of my Canada bound swap packages hit a snag and this resulted in some unpleasant comments from my swap partner. I am reminded by your story to take all of it with a dose of light-heartedness.

    I agree with the others - your leaf made me mistake it for the real thing! Your shading truly makes it stand out really well against the backdrop :)

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  12. Just wonderful dimension here. I want to pick it up it is so lovely.

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  13. Beautiful Tile, Margaret. It is the most realistic Tile I've ever seen. You are so right, the Finery pattern created a most natural looking vein pattern. Your colors are so wonderful, and the shading manages to push your "Leaf" way off the Printemps/Black Pearl background. Award winning effort.

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  14. Oh! The green! So pretty, and your shading is impeccable...that leaf is rising from the page. Lovely work

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  15. Your leaf looks so real. Great precision and love the color.

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  16. I thought there was a real leaf on your tangle! Your artwork is so inspiring!

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  17. Margaret, you are so funny! Love the leaf, of course!

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  18. Like the others, I thought that was a real leaf also. It is beautifully done. Loved the story too!

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  19. Gorgeous! It looks so realistic. Fantastic shading, as always :)

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  20. Thought it was a photo. I'll keep working on depth, but I think you are the master... mistress. Whatev. ;)

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  21. Wow! I thought that was a real leaf! Awesome job! Great shading. Nice tangles and colors. Fab!

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  22. wow and wow again
    Master-class in drawing

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  23. Lol re your comment about your hubby and the fig leaf ha ha!! I certainly couldn't picture my hubby going out so attired! Too much of a shock to the system all round, I should think. Your fig leaf zentangle is absolutely fabulous and so unusual. At first I didn't realise the veins were a zentangle pattern - they are so realistic. Love the monochrome background too. It's great.

    Shoshi

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  24. Love your tile and its inspiration!

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