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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Starry Eyed

Laura Harms, CZT, is at it again with her challenges! Challenge #4 was to create a Zentangle while listening to Paul Oakenfold's Starry Eyed Surprise.

Maria writes:
This challenge is by far the most difficult challenge for me yet. It is not my habit to listen to music when I do my Zentangles. And to listen to a genre of music that I am not familiar with was even more of a challenge.

In this first Zentangle, I wanted to represent the vibration of a string (not necessarily harmonious to me),

. . . and in this second one, a star overwhelmed by its surroundings.
Rick adds,
I was impressed by this music's impact. While it's obvious Maria created these, they have a different character. In that second Zentangle, while that star is indeed overwhelmed in size by its surroundings, it nevertheless defines a sort of "resonant space" within which the rest of that tile vibrates.

These pictures were taken just as this morning sun's first rays entered at a low angle. If you look closely, you will see how this paper can slightly deboss under pen pressure for a nice 3D effect.

Fun stuff!

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stART said...

Definitely fun stuff!

Carole Ohl said...

I could stare at these all day. It feels to me like the energy of the song is right there. It's like the first one is when the singer first hits the scene (the club). The second one, he is now dancing (all night with this dj!). I find them very movingly harmonious!!

Joni said...

These both are so beautiful, they have such a soft feel to them, and almost a pulse, like they are living. Both are very inspiring!

Margaret Bremner, Artist said...

Lovely. And interesting. As Rick says, it's definitely Maria's style, but seems darker (more shading?) than usual.

Tinkered Art said...

Stunning! agree with Carol - could look at them both all day - they just keep drawing you in.

Sue Clark said...

Jaw dropping incredible!

Marie aka Grams said...

These are both truly fresh renderings of zentangles. They seem so alive with movement and breath.

ptrish40 said...

Just Wonderful!!! - while looking at the second one I can almost feel the energy of the universe surrounding the star as the forces move/surround/engulf/push/pull on the star in the center- it's Amazing the sense of emotion these zentangles bring out as I gaze at them.

Lois Heinani Stokes said...

I felt the character of these tiles ~ a different energy effect ~ Beautiful ~ yet in a different way.

I often wonder why my tiles although similar in style can vary in character from day to day. It appears that we tune in and resonate with our present moment and it is reflected in our art.

Some of the weekly challenges appear to kick my conscious or creative thinking mind into gear and reflect different images than when I do a traditional Zentangle process where my subconscious or feeling self takes the lead.

I like best when I can bring into harmony my three selves: conscious/creative thinking, subconscious/memories&feeling and higher self/inspiration. Then I really feel in the flow.

In the end ~ all is good ~ just different ~ I'll Whisper Aloha to that ♡

Heather Victoria Held said...

These are absolutely mesmerizing!

Shelly Beauch said...

Oh gosh, your tiles are sending vibrations all the way to Tassie!

Kit @ Dreamscribe said...

LOL. I'll second Shelly's comment! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Good grief...I'd missed these somehow...they are both gorgeous!