The Diva's challenge this week (here) was to try out the newly released tangle Ellish. You can find the step outs for Ellish here in the Zentangle Newsletter.
You are seeing my very first attempt at this one, and for some reason I really do not like the tile, but decided to post it anyway. This proves that sometimes you really need to practice to get something right :)
This one was to design and cut a stencil and submit a 6x6 in work made with the stencil. My piece showed up in the latest magazine - May June issue, and I was thrilled to see it. This is the piece (below) and if you have a copy, it is on page 88.
|This is the dirty stencil after creating the piece. |
I even lost a little piece of it (top center flower)!
|And here is the piece I created with the stencil, molding paste, watercolors, ink, colored pencils, acrylics, and who knows what else!|
Escher's tessellations are incredible, I love them and find them very inspiring. Mine are completely amateurish, but I don't care... I love creating them and it is always a huge challenge to make them fit perfectly, especially when you want to make it a repeat pattern.
My latest try was with the fish I hand-carved (here), but I wanted to make them a little rounder and lighter, so I fiddled with them, the design and size until I got to this:
|Tessellated Fish repeat pattern painted |
with watercolors in blue tones
|Cool, don't you think?|