Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Spundalaz, the results

These are the zendala tiles that resulted from my attempt to begin some spundalaz. (If you missed that post, check here.) They are not what I had envisioned!

However, waste not want not.

The first one I completed is the top left tile. It ended up a lot more blue and I'm happy with it.

Next was the middle bottom tile. I like what looks like a crescent moon, and I particularly like it on the oatmeal paper I used behind it!

Then came a very green one (top right). I refer to it as the Irish one.

I'm least happy with this one. I'd begun Xyp in one ring, didn't like it, turned it into triangles. That was alright. I also didn't mind the multi-colors that got into it. There was something too low-key about it, so I added metal leaf. That was too high-key. I covered parts of the metal with black Identipen, which helped.

I almost didn't finish the fifth one (lower left). See how it's off-center? It was too weird. I had started with Dex around the perimeter, but it didn't go evenly and there was a .5 cm space left. Sheesh. Breathe. No mistakes, just opportunities. Hmmm. What if there were a crack in it? All I can do is quote Leonard Cohen, "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."
I lightened the edges of the crack. There's also Glaze ink in the outer ring's black squares.

An angled view.
Another angled view.
A close-up view.
If you're unfamiliar with the song, here is Leonard Cohen performing it.

18 comments:

  1. I love these. The cracked one is my favorite and the first one is best...maybe. How big are these?

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    1. Thanks Lisa! These are all done on zendala tiles which are 4.5" in diameter.

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  2. I love all these. I particularly like the "off-center" one. What a wonderful sense of dimension you obtained with it.

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    1. Thanks Pat! It's confirmation that we should follow the Muse!

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  3. Seriously Margaret, your transformations of these tiles is just remarkable. That 'cracked' one is stunning. Thank you for posting them - great inspirations!

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    1. Thanks Adele! I thinks it's my favourite one now!

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  4. Oh. My. Gosh! Thank goodness you DID do that last one - it is brilliant! I absolutely love it - what a wonderful example of "no mistakes"
    As usual Margaret - your 'spin' on this technique is fantastic!

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  5. Your work is always so amazing, Margaret. I really enjoy all of them but the "cracked" one is pure genius!

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  6. Absolutely stunning - what a transformation from a coloured tile to a Spundalaz. The cracked one is also my favorite.

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  7. The moment I saw your final piece I said “there’s a crack! That’s where the light will get in!” One of my life quotes. And all of these are SO impressive, so lovely!

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  8. I admit, I wasn't impressed much with the spin results and I admit further, I didn't think you could pull it off to make them 'look good'.
    WOW! Have I ever been wrong!!!! What you've created with those 5 spins is beyond my comprehension. My fav's the one which almost didn't get done, but only by a short millimeter. I bow my head and shyly ask for forgiveness.

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    1. Susie, I admit, they turned out much better than I expected!

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  9. The 3-D dimension of these is amazing. The cracked one looks like it is actually many Zendalas glued together. But this is all an illusion, right? I would love to see a short video of you doing this...with fast forward of course. Everything you do has beauty, Margaret, and you have such a glorious touch with each new idea. So generous in sharing it too. Thank you.

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  10. You know Margaret, I'm a fan of your work from the first tile I saw from you and these Spundalaz are reall very cool with gorgeous colours, brilliant idea to create the crack!(that's my fave)
    I'm fond of Leonard Cohen, I love all his songs.
    Also I wanna thank you for your wonderful tile of Ilac at Pure Zentangle!

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