Tuesday, 27 May 2014

utterly encircled

I haven't tangled much lately - sometimes life gets in the way.  But this week's Diva Challenge got me back into it in the best possible way.  I reminded me that amid the weekly challenges I take part in, and the new tangles I learn, from books and online, I sometimes forget the simple pleasure of just drawing for drawing's sake and seeing where that takes me.

So unbound by the limits of a tile, I took my sketchbook and drew round a miniature jam jar lid a few times, and filled each circle with whatever tangle seemed to appeal in that moment.

Going round from the top - Onamato, Verve, Jetties, Sanibelle, Ennies and Tipz

And I was thoroughly lost to the moment I spent with pen and pencil in hand.  If I hadn't started feeling hungry I believe I might have carried on off of the page and onto the table itself!  When I look at these six circles I picture a huddle of women beneath madly decorated parasols.  I see monochrome kaleidoscopes and Wonka sweets.

13 comments:

  1. You have a happy imagination. I think you may have been hungry to see all those sweets, but I do love the ribbon candy on the left and the jawbreakers on the right!

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  2. Yes, you're right. I see the parasols too. Very nice parasols indeed. Would like to have one.

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  3. Yeah, I can see the women huddling, too! :) It's is so touching to read about how you got lost in drawing this.

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  4. Great chosen tangles in your circles.

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  5. My initial thoughts were iced fairy cakes, think it must have been the cherry on the verve one which led me that way (or perhaps like you I was hungry when I looked at it haha). Particularly like the tipz one which is really striking. Linda x

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  6. Fantastic description of huddled ladies under decorated parasols. I can see them chatting and giggling under your gorgeous designs.

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  7. Understand what you said about tangling just to do it. I was not going to attempt this challenge because of other demands. It was a great break and came together quickly. I did not use something to make the circles but my process was similar in deciding what tangles to use.

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  8. I love your poetic words as well as your wonderful tangles! A lovely gathering here - such confident line strokes! Axxx

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  9. Stunning entry. The work of a master Tangler. Beautiful, and balanced. Pure eye candy, and your text, so enjoyable. Thanks.

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  10. I am seeing the most beautiful doughnuts. yum.

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  11. I love the idea of all the women huddling beneath. Beautiful tile.

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