Saturday, October 5, 2013

Zendala Dare #76 and Inapod

This week's Dare from Erin and The Bright Owl reminded me of a spoked wagon wheel. Yet, my finished work didn't turn out that way. I wanted to see if I could use Eke. It isn't a favorite, therefore I ignore it. Bad. So, I pushed it into this zendala. I suppose it makes a nice break between the inner lighter pattern and the darker outer pattern. I also used variations of Meer, Dyon, and Chartz.

My Yahoo group Tangle of the Week was to use Inapod. I never use this one either, yet is is a favorite and always makes me smile when I see others use it. Just a bit of modified Mooka added as well. I did this one with black pen on some light blue textured cardstock. Then, I added white pastel for the highlights and Copics for the shadows. I really like this one. (I'll bet that surprises you, my faithful readers, as you already know I am very critical of my own work.) I think it is because it is simple and, usually, I tend to overwork my pieces.
I had another great group of students yesterday. Please check out their work by clicking on the Workshop pages above.

14 comments:

  1. Your zendala was done very well. And I like your choice of tangles. Your inapod is quite lovely as well beautiful shading.

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    1. Thank you, Kelly, and thanks for visiting!

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  2. Your zendala is very pretty, nice balance between light and dark. I love the elegance in the next tile!

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    1. Thanks, Annemarie. I think that the light blue paper lends itself to a delicate tangle.

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  3. Beautiful zendala! Great choice of tangles and a fine contrast! The second is so lovely! I like it very much!

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    1. Thank you, Lonetta for your very kind words. It is so nice to have such an encouraging community of tanglers out there!

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  4. Both your pieces are quite lovely. I especially like the peas in a pod. It looks so graceful and flowing.

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    1. Thanks, Ronnie. I do love the look of the "peas in a pod." I think they're funny!

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  5. Great Zendala! I really like what you did in the center. Also, the contrast between light and dark in the piece is striking.

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    1. Kim, I think the spokes from the center were a hard one to think of what to do. Thanks for your nice comments.

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  6. I really like your Zendala; but I LOVE your Inapod!

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    1. Thank you, Audrie. I am fond of that one myself!

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  7. Nice Zendala with lots of interesting bits to look at. Love your Inapod, which is one of my favourites!

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