Tuesday, July 12, 2011

" String Theory - Initialize " - Weekly Challenge #30

This week's challenge is from guest challenger Christine Vandervlist, CZT.  She says..."for the challenge this week I am going to ask you to bring a little of yourself into the artwork! Draw your first and last initials, overlapping, and use this as the string for your tangles. Either block letters or cursive, both work well, so use your favourite".

I had to think about this for quite some time.  I couldn't imagine how my 'stick man' initials would make for an appealing tangle.  Straight lines... no curves.  Bo-ring.  My initials, TF, had me stuck in the mud.

So, I decided to use my other initials.... "PF".  At least I now have the advantage of a curve!

And when I penciled the initials onto the paper, two tangles immediately exploded off the page:  Vergigogh tangelation and Sanibelle.  So I went with them.  Quick and easy - down and dirty - relaxed and happy.  This was a fun challenge.  Thank you, Christina!

OH, one more thing....

In order to view my ZIA in it's proper orientation, you will need to do one of two things:  either lift your computer screen and rotate it 90 degrees right, OR lay on your desk/floor.

zia on 5"x 6" bristol board; Sakura Micron #'s 005 & 01; Zig platinum for shading inside tangles; graphite shading on tangle perimeter.
String for Challenge #30.
Happy tangling!
Tricia (aka Patricia)


  1. Beautiful work on this challenge! I love the contrast of the two tangles.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the gracefulness and wonderful shading.

  3. Very clever and quite gorgeous. XOXO Zoe

  4. This is really great. It shows that I don't have to use every crayon in my box. :)

  5. Wonderful and so very different,
    Very creative!

  6. This is a LOVELY challenge interpretation. Really beautiful!


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