Wednesday, 28 September 2016

turning curves into corners

According to this blog it's been months since I've done a Diva Challenge - but this week's really caught my attention.  The Diva invites us to play it straight - using only straight lines on our tile.  While I love the calm precision of straight line drawing, it's the curves that forgive our wobbles and inaccuracies.  It's the curves that truly allow us to feel the freedom of the 'no mistakes' motto.  But it's not a challenge if it's not challenging!

I played around with straightening out a few curvy tangles - with mixed and maddening results.  After abandoning those I decided to try on a couple of my own tangles.  And the results were quite surprising.  These are the two basic seeds of my Snag and Sati tangles.  Curves and loops galore.


And this is what happens when you straighten up and fly right.  A block of 4 Snag in the centre with detail lines and then a border of the beautifully boxy Dex.  Some simple shading just to add dimension.  Drawn on a tile cut from Murano pastel paper.


My second straight lined tile got even more lively.  In the middle 4 Sati - with diamonds instead of rice shapes to start and then a zig-zag line to join them.  Bands of Rain join the Sati to the corners, some straight Mssst in the middle, and the areas along each side filled with one of my favourite straight tangles - Baton.  What's a little scary is where my subconscious took me with the second tile!  We had an electrician in fixing a broken fan and fitting a new light but thankfully there were no bangs or sparks sent flying despite what my tile seems to prophesize!


13 comments:

  1. Very nice tiles both of them, the second is my favorite.

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  2. Two lovely tiles but I love the energy of your second one.

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  3. Fantastic! I love the transformation of both patterns. Well done;-)

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  4. Oh! Great tiles and especially love the second one! Like the addition of color too! 😀

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  5. Good to see you back here! I like both tiles, but if I have to choose a favorite it's the second one!!!

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  6. Beautiful tiles! Love them both! My favorite is the second one.

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  7. Wow, these are great and I love how you've straightened your tangles!

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  8. These are really wow! Love both of them. Axxx

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  9. These are both very eye-catching,… stunning! Love how they turned out - especially the second one, which to me has so much energy!

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  10. Wow, two great tiles! The first one is my favorite, it looks so cool and in balance!

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  11. What fun to use your own tangles to make such creative tiles for this challenge!

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