Thursday, November 27, 2014

Griddy or flowy?


(Griddy or flowy? Spell check doesn't like either!)

I'm back to doing a challenge again, finally! And we have an interesting one this week, from Sandy Hunter, CZT. As you know, some tangle patterns are based in a square grid while others are more organic and can grow in any direction. Sandy's challenge is to take one type of tangle and and do it the other way.


I've been playing with Cubine for another blog post so I thought I'd try that grid tangle in a random way.
Perhaps due to the string I used, it still was quite grid-y. I thought I'd better try again. I had a tile with a lot of pencil lines and a lot of tiny spaces. I thought, "If I can't get something random out of that, it's a lost cause." I think it's better this time.
I've been having a lot of fun with Aquafleur recently so that seemed a good organic tangle to try putting into a square grid. I used pencil shading only in the background.
Flux is a tangle that can grow to fit any space - another good candidate for a grid. The larger fluxes seemed too white so I alternated filling them with either a spiral or a droplet.
I found it easier to put a flowy tangle into a square grid rather than the other way. This is a terrific way to come up with some quite different looking patterns without busting your brain. Thanks Sandy!

20 comments:

  1. I like the first one. It looks like a futuristic building, or a space station. Your wavy cubine looks like it could be an illustration in a Dr. Seuss book. I agree it is easier to put something in a grid than to set something free. I like the Aquafleur and Flux though. Can see that Aquafleur does not like being in a grid and trying to crawl out.

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  2. Wonderful! Brilliant effort with aquafleur - I gave it a go and couldn't make it work - yours looks terrific :)

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  3. All of them are beautiful - as always :)

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  4. Margaret, these are all outstanding. I especially love the first one. It reminds me of an Escher drawing. Thanks for helping me see all these tangles in a new light.

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  5. These are all stunning! The dots in the background of the first one make it seem like a structure in outer space...very architectural! This was an amazing challenge ...to see all the different ideas has been fun.

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  6. j'aime beaucoup tous ces dessins en particulier les deux premiers qui sont très originaux.

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  7. These are very beautiful. The two with Cubine are stunning

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  8. Wonderful Tiles, all, Margaret. Such beautiful, creative tangles. Each one is a highly noteworthy piece. I'm so glad you are back to doing a Diva Challenges.

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  9. Beautiful! I love what you did with Cubine and Aquafleur!!! I found it easier to put tangles in a grid, rather then take them out too.

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  10. The first one with cubine is so futuristic. I love the three dimensional quality you have given it. Aquafleur and Flux remind me of art nouveau. Inspirational.

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  11. All are wonderful! Especially I like the first and second one! They are stunning!

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  12. Cubine in different avatars look great!

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  13. Glad to see you back! Your tiles are gorgeous and so very 'Margaret'.

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  14. Great cubine tile! I love the way this one looks. The rest are great too! Beautiful work.

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  15. Yes they are great, all of them, I admire your stile, and the simple aproach you have in doing the challenges. They are all fabulous

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  16. Your post really made me laugh. I totally agree with you: this challenge really gave us all (well some more than others as is obvious here) a whole lot of new patterns. All your tiles are great but the second is so awesome! Bravo!

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  17. These are great! I especially like the first Cubine and the Aquafleur. I'm just gonna have to go try it!

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