Friday, June 15, 2012

Eccentric Circles

Before heading off to Chicago for a fun weekend with some special friends, I'm posting 3 solutions to this week's Diva Challenge #74 (see link button at right), another of her String Theory series. This Challenge really fascinated me - I found myself drawing several strings in different formats on different papers all week long.  Here are the ones I ended up liking the best - interesting that all ended up on 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" inch tiles.

The Diva quotes Wikipedia's definition of eccentric (as opposed to concentric) circles as "an eccentric or elliptical orbit having a different center." For some reason, this strikes me not only as a great Diva Challenge (is there any other kind?) but also as a potential theme for this weekend!
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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bridgen - two extremes

The Diva's Challenge (see link button at right) this week is another in her series of UMT (Use my Tangle) challenges and features Daved Levitan's tangle pattern, Bridgen.  My first attempt uses my usual approach to this pattern, using it as a border and filling in the spaces with another pattern (in this case, I used Erin Olsen's Socc).  Then, I wanted to see if I could bring Bridgen to the forefront and make it the star of my second tile, not just the border for something else.  Sometimes, simpler is simply better.  Thanks, Daved!
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Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Diva's Challenge - "To the Moon!"

This week, the Diva takes us "to the moon" with Challenge #72 (see link button at right).  She challenges the tanglation nation to do a monotangle using that reliable favorite, Crescent Moon.  While I didn't really go that wild with it, I did have fun playing with the scale and just some subtle shading...and I had never thought of using it as a border pattern before.  Thanks for bringing new life to this old friend, Laura!
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