Today is the first post in a series of guest bloggers as our family gets ready for and recovers from Artoo's eye surgery this month. (i'll be updating Artoo's condition on my facebook page if anyone is interested)
This week's challenge is brought to you by Cris Letourneau
Weekly Challenge #192: "UMT - Seton by Cris Letourneau"
Happy November, tanglers. This is Cris Letourneau (AKA cris@TangledUpInArt) filling in for Madam Diva so she can focus on her family this week.
Last week, I had 2 students come back from a trip excited to share their sketchbook where they had recorded patterns from everywhere on their trip: the carpet in the hotel room, the carvings on buildings, even patterns on clothing of fellow travelers. Almost every tangler I know has found themselves becoming more attuned to the patterns they see all around them.
Sometimes, though, there are patterns that defy all attempts at deconstruction (the process of breaking down a pattern into a simple “one stroke at a time” tangle.) The windows at our church, Seton Parish, intrigued me for years, but my every attempt at producing simple steps failed.
Luckily, my daughter is much better at spatial problems and figured it out. If you have my book Pattern Play, you can find step outs and tangleations on page 62. If not, I have posted instructions on my website here and also on YouTube here.
As a quilter, I can’t help but see quilt blocks and sashing when I look at this tangle.
I like to draw it with a fairly large grid to leave lots of room for tangleations. Here is a version filled with paradox and onomato.
Your challenge this week is to use Seton or a tangleation of it in your art this week OR deconstruct a pattern you see around you and use that in your art. Enjoy observing the patterns all around you.
Cris is a graduate of both CZT 5 and CZT 14. She enjoys teaching Zentangle classes in central Ohio and elsewhere. Information about classes and copies of her books: Made in the Shade, Pattern Play, and Seeing Stars can be found on her website: TangledUpInArt.com and on her Facebook page: Certified Zentangle Teacher Cris.
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The deadline for each weekly challenge is Saturday night so that i can round everyone up by Sunday. What this means is that i will stop adding tiles to the slideshow on Sunday. You're still more than welcome to do the challenges and add your name to the linkey machine. - although to be honest the deadline is pretty forgiving.
I will be more diligent with the linkey machine - by editing out the ones that don't work, the doubles, the links that lead to nowhere, the links that go just to blog home pages (this is why we need those site specific urls), and the spam. And there is some spam. PLEASE do not put your *home* page in the linkey machine... please? for me??