One of my favorite types of challenge, a duotangle. The term was coined by our Diva on her blog
. The two - and only two - tangles we are to use are Bunzo and Dex: a curvaceous one and a square grid one, a good combination.
First, I thought I'd try having Bunzo come out of the hole in Dex. You don't really get that impression but I was still pleased with the tile.
Second, I had the brilliant idea of using Dex in the alternate stripes of Bunzo. It's not quite a brilliant as I imagined, but still interesting.
Third, I used Dex as a string. I wanted to honor the dark/medium/light tones of Dex and that meant I needed a darker than normal Bunzo. On one half I did thin white stripes with wide black ones; on the other half I added a single line through the white stripes. Then I needed to make half the border light and the other half dark. I think it worked quite well.
All 3 amazing outside the box thinking…which is what I most adore about your posts.ReplyDelete
You do see the world differently. Have you noticed? :-)
But as always elegantly done! Even though #2 is not quite as stunning…just the idea of it is stunning.
#3 is my favorite. Is spring coming to Canada yet. Laura's photos are very up and down.
Spring is having a very hard time forcing her way through the door this year!Delete
Elegant is right. Love them. Thanks for sharing your squares. I love this blog.ReplyDelete
I agree with Ginny. I am always surprised by the wY you take the challenges. All 3 of them are great, and very impressive. For me #1 is my favorite because of the floating and curving lines where dex and bunzo are playing together.ReplyDelete
I also thought of using Bunzo as a string with Dex in the stripes but I just couldn't make it work. Yours, on the other hand, is super. I'm amazed at how such small variations as those you mention in the final tile can make such a big difference to how a pattern looks. Your imagination seems boundless.ReplyDelete
3 great tiles with unique variations. The second reminds me of stone work that would see at the top of columns or as a border on a ceiling.ReplyDelete
Great examples of the varied ways to approach this challenge. I love that the Bunzo in the first is just pushing its way out and the Des in the second has resigned itself to conformity. Nice work as always.ReplyDelete
#2 is my favorite! Love the concept, execution and overall composition. :-) -Debbie HReplyDelete
The third one is awesome!ReplyDelete
I had the same idea like you for your second one but I couldn't get it right. Yours looks very good but I still love the third one!
I think the trick was wide and narrow stripes, with Dex in the wide ones.Delete
I love the third one!ReplyDelete
A great idea!
I can't really decide which I like most!ReplyDelete
I am again impressed how many variations are possible to combine two patterns in a tangle tile.
I love them all!
Awesome Creativity and design acumen. Beautiful Post. All three of your Tiles are examples of outstanding art. Your work continues to bring me great joy. Thank you Margaret.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much David!Delete
All three are lovely and so creative.ReplyDelete
The first one is my favorite !
I can't decide which I like best! I tried your second idea on mine this week (before I saw it), and completely gave up; couldn't get it to look right. Yours is so clean.ReplyDelete
I think the secret was wide and narrow stripes with Dex in the wide ones, and angled sides for Dex.Delete
I love all your tiles, but particularly how you used your trademark "dark/light" split in the last tile. Still, there is something about the first one that keeps me coming back for another look...Beautiful!ReplyDelete
three tiles all differents but very nice !ReplyDelete
Three great tiles! I think my favourite is the first one but only by a smidge as they are all so good! AxxxReplyDelete
All three are wonderful and elegant! Especially I like the last one!ReplyDelete
I love all three and am not able to pick a favorite.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love them all :)ReplyDelete
As always, your work is excellent and inspiring.ReplyDelete
wow! all of these are good. I especially like the arching Dex tile. And then, the bunzo in black in that last tile...gee whiz! that is some GOOD stuff!ReplyDelete
Trendy, bendy and classic! You've got so much style Margaret!ReplyDelete
All 3 tiles are fabulous. I am hard pressed to choose a favorite one, although I am very torn between #1 and #3. On #1, I love that to me, the Bunzo look as though they are trying to push through the barrier that Dex has put up. On tile #3, I love the variations. The second one is just an amazing concept...I really sometimes wonder where all these wonderful ideas come from. Anyway, all 3 are fabulous.ReplyDelete
All 3 of your tiles are inspiring, especially because I had enough trouble keeping Dex on track just in a simple grid pattern. So, I'm quite impressed at the ways in which you used it "outside the box"---as it were.ReplyDelete
These are all wonderful but I love the movement in the first one. Kind of Rubenesque!ReplyDelete