Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Zentangle® Knightstar

Yesterday was a Canadian holiday for some and so the Diva did not post. I did do my normal Monday post; however, you can find it here.

So, all I have for you today is the Diva Challenge to use Daniel Lamonthe's tangle, Knightstar. I used to teach this as string art to my elementary students many years ago. We made holes in the paper and sewed these pretty designs. Here it is, in the corners, with Slicci Gel pen on black with colored pencil.
Hopefully, next week we can get back on schedule. I love schedules LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!

30 comments:

  1. Hi Jean! Ahhhh, that's where I remember this pattern from. :-D Great tile. I love how you put Knightstar in the corners like that. Great colors. You inspire me. Now I have to go find where I put my black tiles. LOL (Really, I do know right where they are.)

    Now to go check out your tiles from yesterday.

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    1. Ah, were you in my class? LOL! My students love this because it was so easy and looked so beautiful when done. Of course, when we did it we used a compass and a ruler :)

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  2. Love the way you used it in the corners. They look perfect there. Fun tile!

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  3. Original interpretation of the challenge and I like the Knightstar in the corners. A nice result on this black tile! (and me also like schedules!!!)

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    1. Ria, I have so many things each day that I have committed myself to doing, as most of us have, that when something buggers up my schedule it makes me just a tad crazy (ier)LOL!

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  4. Looks like a really cool Amish quilt pattern. Yeah, these Monday holidays just put a wrinkle in it, don't they? c

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. Yes, some of us really depend on consistency!

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  5. What a great composition. Especially on the black tile it reminded me of the string art I used to do with thread wrapped around small finishing nails on a black felt covered piece of wood;-)

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    1. Yes, Michele, it is really based on that concept. As we know, all the patterns already exist, but it's nice to have someone deconstruct it for use in Zengangle like Daniel did.

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  6. I like this Jean, also very nice colors.

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  7. I really like Daniel's tangle also and I'm so impressed that he became a CZT over the summer. As for the schedule....who knew that even Saskatchewan has a day
    ;-) So far, yours is the only black tile I've seen, so you've displayed some individuality with this one-- that and the Knightstown not the corners thing. Nice.

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    1. I never liked math, but I loved working on drawing, coloring, and sewing geometric shapes. I'm glad Daniel broke this one down in a simple Zentangle style.

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  8. Knightstar and paradox are a match made in heaven, I thought of string art too.

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    1. Thank you, Suse. I haven't done string art in years and it would go so nicely with my current "ooh, shiny", cardmaking!

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  9. Beatiful tile and lovely colors. It looks easy om your tile.....i found it difficult.

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    1. I had a couple of false starts on this one too, Carmela. You do have to focus to make sure you are going in the right direction. But, I think it is worth the effort. Thanks.

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  10. Hey Jean this is a great geometric tile. And the additional challenge of black tile!! Like it.

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    1. I seem to go in phases of white to Renaissance. Black is the newest LOL!

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  11. Very art deco! Love it as a corner.

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I tried it several ways, but this is one I didn't mess up LOL!

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  12. Nice interpretation Jean! I really like the addition of the color. In one of my experiments with this tangles I was playing with Paradox too - they really seem to go together!

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    1. I agree, Donna. I imagine is that they are both based on geometric line designs.

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  13. These Zentangle designs are stunning! Love your work!

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    1. Thanks, Angela, for stopping by and seeing some of the other things I do. It's fun to learn more about each other!

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  14. WOW! This reminds me of a leaded window. So beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for the enthusiastic comment, Anja :)

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  15. Your tile ist gorgeous! It is so unique and such a beautiful composition. Mostly I avoid tangling on black tiles. But the way you tangled on black really inspires me!

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    1. Thank you, Simone. I didn't like black for a long time. Almost too boring and the white charcoal smudged all the time. I am loving working with gel pens and colored pencils though.

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