Monday, April 4, 2016

Tiling and Shading

I wanted to play around using tan paper. I see so many beautiful pieces done on the Renaissance tiles and wanted to see what I could do with it. I started to tangle in a notebook I bought a while back and was really enjoying the process. Then I added a cluster of 3-Loop-6 and felt that the balance of the piece was thrown completely off. To salvage the situation I got out a small hole punch (it makes 1/8" size holes) and some black paper. After punching out a dozen or so dots, I scattered them on my piece until I felt the balance was restored and then put a 3-Loop-6 where each dot was. I like the result and am happy that I didn't give up on the piece.

Tangles Used: 3-Loop-6, Gra-Vee, Mumsy, and Nzeppel

Some one mentioned The Mosaik Projekt in their post two weeks ago and I was really intrigued with it. I had actually played around with the idea of tiling doodles a year ago but didn't take it very far so this was definitely something I had to try. I have now done the first two months worth (although well past the deadline) and had so much fun!

Tangles Used: Pand, Fission, and Molygon

Tangles Used: Sand Swirl and Barberpole

Tangles Used: Lazy Eights, Isochor, Pax and Yuma
I'll have to try and make mosaics out of them and see how it looks.

And then there is the Diva Challenge this week which was to use the tangle Fassett. I don't think I've used this one before and decided to use a string from TanglePatterns to get me started. I chose String 192 and after drawing it in I realized it had three, large triangular shapes that could be used as "biggified" Fassett areas. So I would up doing a monotangle!

That's it for now. I'm going to The City to see the Oscar de la Renta exhibit at the De Young Museum and a Bonnard exhibit at the Legion of Honor tomorrow. So I should be exhausted but blissed out on art by the end of the day!


  1. I like your project and mosaic pieces very much! And a very lovely Fassett monotangle. Axxx

  2. I like your project and mosaic pieces very much! And a very lovely Fassett monotangle. Axxx

  3. All lovely and the project of LonettA is fantastic!!!

  4. Beautiful tiles! I really love the first one.

  5. Your notebook piece makes me think of insects around flowers and is somehow very summery. The mosaics are great and you have reminded me that I have a small set of drawers to tangle and this idea would be perfect for them - so thank you for the inspiration.

  6. Lovely work, but I especially like your Renaissance piece

  7. Beautiful work! I love how you repeated your string for the last three tiles - all so different and yet so well coordinated. LOVE the barberpole one!

  8. these are lovely. The piece on tan the colors you used. It is so breezy, like spring has been around here this year.