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Friday, February 10, 2012

Sanibelle Challenge

Weekly Challenge #57 over at Laura Harms' blog is to explore Tricia Faraone's tangle sanibelle. (See challenge for sanibelle directions.)

We love this tangle!
  • It is made up of only a few basic components . . . in this case just two.
  • It isn't immediately obvious how to draw it.
  • It is quite simple, even though its result appears complex
  • It is fun to shade
  • It can fill all types of spaces
  • It is beautiful
  • It is fun
And, I must add that Maria really enjoys this one because
  • It's "curvy"
One of our Zentangle themes is that there is no up or down to a Zentangle. When I took a picture of Maria's tile for this challenge, I noticed it exhibited different "flavors" in different orientations.


As I was sizing this last image in PhotoShop, I pressed the "wrong" combination of keys and this appeared:

I loved the woodcut trailing bubbles through water "mistake." A good example of another Zentangle theme, "There are no mistakes in Zentangle."

This is why we deliberately don't include an eraser in our Zentangle Kit and why our custom pencils have a gold cap instead of an eraser:

Thank you, Tricia!

Enjoy sanibelle, everyone!

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Carole Ohl said...

Wow, I thought I was in love with this tangle, but now seeing what Maria did I am over the moon! This is a great example of how something so simple can have so much feeling and depth. I love how turning the tile makes it feel so very different. AND I LOVE the Photoshop booboo. All of it is just plain joyous! Thank you!

crotnem said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

WOW this is so beautiful. Love it.
Lovely greet

Irene said...

Oh that is so lovely

Susan said...

Wow!!! This is a beautiful tangle and you really show it off to the max here. Gorgeous!

Enthusiastic Artist said...

Oh. My. Goodnes!!! This is beautiful. You always seem to find that little something extra to do with something, Maria. Quite inspiring.
(PS: I love this tangle too, and I love the tile floating in water!)

Suzanne said...

Love it! Was it on a white tile that was colored in black and then tangled over in white?

ledenzer said...

Maria's art is always so inspiring! She has the eye and taste for beauty and her tiles always draw you into her world of thought! I love how you tangle Maria!

Zentangle said...

Suzanne, it was a classic white tile that I tangled halfway then filled in with a rich black (a meditation in itself)... then went back with the jelly roll in white. I love going in and texturizing the backgrounds with bubbles or carefully drawn dots.... the white ink has a character all its own....acts totally differently that the black. If you go ever so lightly, the ink just flows out,,,then you can go back over some of them and make them more white for highlights. Such a fun technique. And this is a fun tangle...I did it just the way Tricia taught it, which gave it the magic of a really great tangle. ...unexspected and fun. Maria

Dianne said...

Wow, Maria! You are the Queen of Curvy!:)

Daniele OBrien Design said...

Gorgeous in all directions, I love how you went from the positive to the negative space. Lovely!

Susan said...

No matter which way you turn it...it still looks gorgeous!! WEll done!

Tricia, CZT said...

Wow. Very curvaceous. Your work never ceases to amaze me. Absolutely beautiful composition... no matter which way you turn it.

Shelly Beauch said...

Simply extraordinary!

Connie said...

You are the master!
This interpretation inspires me.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Sanibelle is one of my favorites. It brings back good memories of shelling there.