Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Diva Challenge #294, Joey Challenge #140 and some Travelling Tangles



I'm quite fascinated by this concept introduced in the Zentangle Primer v.1. I don't own the book so I'm only just figuring this out. Basically, Reticula refers to the grid. It can be any type of grid. Reticula is the network or net-like structure that contain the fragment.

Slush pile tile reborn

I started this for a String Thing challenge last month and then abandoned it. It was a good place to play.

My cafe set up

I started off noodling around the internet and making myself a reference tile:

Side A

The flip side

I chose a fragment that would work within some of the smaller wonky bits without getting cramped and ugly and went to work. This wasn't really meant to be the finished entry, but I really like how it came out and time is running short as the holiday weekend is upon us. I definitely want to explore this concept more.

Finish My Tile Series: JuJu Beedze

Joey started off this challenge with a little bit of JuJu Beedze in the center of the tile. I'm currently in ZenGem mode preparing for the next Travelling Tangles group swap and also for some Christmas gift ideas I hope to share later. I like how this tile turned out. I'm going to laminate it and stick a magnet on it.

Here are a couple of Travelling Tangles I finished over the weekend:

Early on in my Travelling Tangle adventure someone sent me a starter using this super cool pattern, Isla, (on the top). I didn't realize it was an actual pattern at the time because I'd never seen it before. This morning it showed up on my Pinterest feed and I had to use it immediately. I love it.

Lin Laider in Massachusetts sent this ATC. The theme was to spill something on your tile. I used the contours of the watercolor to set the string.


This was the second tile from Lin. I think she spilled wine on the tile. The lighting wasn't so great on this pic and the color from the stain doesn't show, but again, I used the stain as a string.

Lin's spill starter


Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Your thoughtful and generous comments delight and inspire me!



18 comments:

  1. Michele, these are all great tiles. You inspired me to go back and look at Isla again (I had looked at it before but hadn't used it). Your traveling tangles are superb. And your reticula and fragmnents - you rocked it!

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    1. Thanks Pat! Discovering that step-out made my day;-)

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  2. My favorite of this post is also the Diva's tile, making such a wonderful tile without reading the book is gorgeous. A new world, full of possibilities opens with this technique...
    Drawing gems on Joey's tile was a good idea, this tile is also lovely and so or, of course your travelingtiles.
    I wanna wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New year and hope to be better soon.

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    1. Thank you so much Ria. Your kind words are always so inspiring. Take good care and I hope to see you back in the challenges after the new year. Happy holidays to you and your loved ones;-)

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  3. Marvelous pieces. I appreciate the link to Isla. I've never seen it before and it looks like a great one to try. Yours has such nice dimension to it.

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  4. I think you've nailed the "reticula and fragment" concept! Your Diva tile and TTPs are sensational. My favorite is the Joey entry, which I would love to wear as a brooch. Thank you for comments on my post this week, Michele! Just found this ZT newsletter post and thought you might be interested! It's archived, dated June 6, 2013.

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    1. I found the post. Thanks so much Jennifer. It's another great piece to my R & F puzzle;-)

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  5. Another lovely tile selection Michele!

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  6. I love the challenge tile with it's highlights!!!

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  7. Michele, what a great job on the reticula & fragment tile! We used the same fragment, but I love your added highlights. And, of course, all your other tiles are beautiful.

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  8. All are wonderful! Especially I like the tile with Rita Nikolajeva´s ISLA (https://www.flickr.com/photos/terem13/17120766296/). It works so well in your tile!
    Dear Michele, do you know the "Musterquelle" (http://www.elatorium.de/i.html)? It´s german site and you can find so many patterns there.
    Hugs, Annette

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    1. Thank you Annette! I visit Elatorium quite frequently for the daily challenge but I've not seen the page before that you linked, the pattern library. Thank you so much. That is very helpful;-)

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  9. Michele, your tiles are beautiful, your Diva tile is so wonderful, I love the coloring! Which technique did you use? And I am very inspired by your cafe set up!

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    1. Thank you Simone. I used the art tissue paper to color that one.
      https://www.facebook.com/pg/Suzen-Art-558776260801213/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1250506781628154

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    2. Thank you, Michele! I already admired this some weeks before in your artwork! I guess it was the Halloween-Tile. I love the way those coloring looks like, I looking forwared to try it out.

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