This lovely tangle was created recently by Rho Densmore, CZT. Fiore di Pietro is a beautiful tribute to her brother-in-law Peter who passed away unexpectedly. You can read about that, and see the drawing instructions, on her blog here.
It took me a few tries. I could get the circles lined up alright, but the diamonds wouldn't appear. Then I realized that my large circles were too small; they had to be BIG!
First I'll show my third effort, the one I'm really pleased with, done on a blank Zendala tile. I also used another of Rho's tangles: Providence. I used five colors of pens plus gold and clear glaze, and three colors of pencils.
|Tangles: Black Pearlz (or red!), Fiore di Pietro, Flux, Perfs, Providence, Sanibelle, |
Munchin elements, Rosé element, stripes with highlights.
Here's my first attempt: a bit weird, but interesting.
|Tangles: Black Pearlz, Cadox, Fiore di Pietro, Flez, Yincut, Zewm|
On the second attempt I realized that the big circles had to be way bigger, so I drew a second circle around each of them and re-drew the diamonds. Making progress. :)
|Tangles: Beadlines, C-scape, Fiore di Pietro, Parabola, Purslane, Spinners, Zedbra|
I finally got the hang of it! I like these two very different versions of Fiore di Pietro.
|Tangles: Black Pearlz, Cadox, Caviar, Facets, Fiore di Pietro, Jonqal|
These are wonderful! I love them all.The mandala is really stunning!ReplyDelete
The one in red on the zendala tile is stunning! All of the others are a visual treat too...lots of movement!ReplyDelete
My goodness, these are all fantastic! The zendala is beautiful, and I can see an angel in the second one. It's so inspiring to see so many variations on a tangle.ReplyDelete
Over and over again you come up with the most lusciously beautiful tangles! I love your variations, your sense of style and your shading!ReplyDelete
i love all the variations you got with this pattern! you know me - i'm all about the color - so i naturally love your red tile! i think detail wise, i like the third one you show, which i think was your second one drawn. i'll have to go back and look up 'providence' :)ReplyDelete
Whoa. Wicked cool. I wanted to do this as a Zendala also, but got sidetracked. After seeing yours, I'm even more inspired to do it. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
It seemed like a tangle that could fit into a circle and it turned out better than I expected!Delete
They are all lovely; but that one in red, the zendala, is a stunner.ReplyDelete
Your zendala is so amazing! And your others are fabulous, too:)ReplyDelete
I like your third attempt a lot. I must say we have a lot in common. I am on my third attempt now and it's the best of the three I have done. You came up with some interesting ZIAs trying to get to the one you liked the best.ReplyDelete
Just great!! I love all of your tiles...they are all masterpieces!!!ReplyDelete
These are amazing! You just kept at it until you got the ultimate result...your mandala is spectacular (and the other tiles are lovely as well).ReplyDelete
I often find with these challenges that the first one or two really aren't are pleasing as the next ones!Delete
These are all fabulous and your color version is breathtaking, a lovely jewel.ReplyDelete
they are all amazing!! and I so love the red zendala, absolutely beautiful!ReplyDelete
Oh Margaret you have weaved more magic, your Zendala is superb.ReplyDelete
Really love all of them...terrific work!ReplyDelete
I like them all! I had a lot of trouble getting mine to line up and behave, too.ReplyDelete
All are wonderful! Absolutely LOVE the zendala! But I have to say, I really love your first attempt! It looks like there is a spirit rising up to the heavens! Fabulous work, as always Margaret. :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful tiles! I especially like the zendala. The color and shading are wonderful.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I agree with you that it takes two or three tries with these challenges to get the one that you really like. I am amazed at what you can create! Awesome!ReplyDelete
Your work is so lovely and inspirational. Thank you for writing the names of the tangles, too.ReplyDelete
I particularly like the second one. I love the 1st one, but the second one speaks to me! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Can you tell me what pattern it is that you used on both the left side and the bottom right corner (on the second zentangle)? I believe it could be the Black Pearlz but don't seem to find the instructions to draw it. I love that it looks like a backbone.ReplyDelete
I think you're referring to Lori Howe's tangle Flez. You can find drawing instructions here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51012160@N02/6268008906/in/photostream/Delete