Monday, August 26, 2013

Diva Challenge: Tipple Tangle Pattern

Given my last post, this week's Diva Challenge is especially apropos.  It's about the meditative process of Zentangling, more than the design.  This is one of the things I did on Saturday. I drew the piece below purposefully, slowly and mindfully. It took a long time and I enjoyed every single moment of it. It's amazing how much you can clear your mind and relax by just putting pen to paper  and drawing one stroke at a time.

I actually did this before the challenge was issued but only by a couple of days. Since it matched the criteria and it has lots of 'Tipple' (the pattern that looks like little bubbles) I decided to submit it. I hope that's not cheating

I apologize because I can't remember who recently posted about exploring Maori culture and their tribal symbolism.* I was very intrigued by that and based this design loosely on that idea. It was created on a piece of  12" x 12" scrapbook paper that has a neutral dot pattern on the background. I traced one of my dinner plates in the middle with pencil, and then I took a medium nib Sharpie and just let loose. I finished it with highlights and accents using a white Jelly Roll pen. I'd love some constructive criticism about the overall design and how it makes others feel. Although it's very dark and concentrated, it gives me a feeling of serenity because of the overall roundness of the design and because of the process by which it came into existence.


Thanks again Diva for another WONDERFUL challenge!  Keep 'em comin'!

*Thank you Joke Broekhans Geers! She let me know it was the amazing Margaret Bremner who was posting about Maori designs the other day. Cheers!

16 comments:

Efie van Rekum said...

My first feeling was .....Wow!
Ic ts very beautyfull!
And than I made it bigger to have a closer look ...
And I was more and more inpresed.
Wat a lot of pattern and in a so very good way put to getter.
i will print it and keep it. Can I?

Anne's tangle blog said...

WOW from me too. I love all the auras (maybe because I use them almost all the time too) and the design is fabulous. Compliments.

Zoe Brener said...

Breathtaking!!!!

Didisch said...

Yes , it is a great piece of art. When I look at it it gives me the feeling that I am floating on air mattress on the sea, just relaxing and enjoying the warmth of the sun, getting a full mood of happiness. Great !!!

Kathy Alexander said...

It really is stunning. So complex and yet so full of movement and the auras give it space and lightness

Meghan Woods said...

It's lovely and refreshing.

Cris said...

I agree with everyone else. That is simply stunning. Beautiful work. You should sell prints.

Donna Capps said...

That is so cool. I think Dr. Octopus is in there somewhere... (comic book reference)

Joke Broekhans Geers said...

It was Margareth Bremner she was inspred by a maori tattoo! So this is also absolutly beautifull!

LonettA said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Very nicely done!

Mum said...

W O W...

Donald Wilka said...

I agree with what others have posted. There is a density, but on this piece it looks good. Really like the highlighting that you did. Your line work looks very precise.

Susan said...

I love the design of the Maori culture and this really resonates with me. Beautiful! And I totally respect the amount of time you must have spent on it.

CeciliaKi said...

Oh my!! you did a wonderful work! You made this work light up! Gorgeous!

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Wow! Beautiful! Just Beautiful!

Really Melissa said...

Wow! What beautiful work.