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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Well (a new tangle!)

Rick writes:
A recent trip to a local museum inspired a new tangle. We call it well.

We describe well and provide step-out instructions in this newsletter.

Here are some larger views of images from that newsletter.













How we named this tangle well 
Originally I wanted to call it higgins after the Higgins Armory Museum where this box was found. However we already have a tangle named huggins (named after the person who showed it to us). Even though well has echoes of huggins within it, it would have been a confusing name.

OK, what next? Well, this box looked like a treasure chest that would hold jewels. How about jewel for a name? We didn't go with that because it's potentially too descriptive of an expected outcome. However it was a good enough inspiration to give us well. This name has an added benefit of offering opportunities for fun word play, which we love.

Well . . . that's it for now!

We look forward to your comments and to seeing how you draw well.


Enjoy!



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14 comments:

NancyD said...

Rick and Maria, this is such a great tangle! I am inspired by how flexible it is and how easily it morphs into several other tangles. Maria, your dimensional tangle is amazing! NancyD

Margaret Bremner said...

Well, this is just terrific! It's fun how, with Cadent and Paradox, you've so played well with others. I also love that tile where it looks like it's, well folded. Okay, I'll leave well enough alone.

Zentangle said...

Rick writes:

Well said, Margaret!

Rita Nikolajeva said...

Great one! It has similarity to Yew-Dee by Peg Farmer (http://tanglepatterns.com/2013/04/how-to-draw-yew-dee.html), but goes even further! Can't wait to try it!

julian said...

Fascinating patterns; thank you for sharing them. As a small note, decades ago I was extremely interested in photography and the town I lived in was about 150 years old. I noted that far above our heads, many incredible works of art were present in the forms of roof decorations, cornices, and related roof treatments that were never really noticed. Using a telephoto lens I captured dozens of beautiful designs, often highlighted by the sun casting shadows and shading some elements. Had I known about looking for Zentangle patterns, it would have been a great source of ideas. So perhaps you could look at such sights in the areas you visit. Just a thought.
Be well.

Diane Lachance, CZT said...

I love it!!! Thanks for yet another inspiring day. :o) My mind just went traveling and I am on the road to new places already with a cool variation I posted on my blog: www.timetotangle.blogspot.com
I love how learning new tangles teaches me something I needed to know.

dennie czt9 said...

well, this is just lovely! very deep! ha! Hope I can do it justice. . . will sure try! Thanks for keeping us inspired and on our toes. That folded tile is beautiful! but sorry for the poor little guy who got stuck underneath. . .

MayAnn Scheblein-Dawson said...

Gotta try it right away!!!! Thanks for inspiring us to find inspiration everywhere!

Susie Falkler said...

Once again, I am in awe. It is amazing how I now look at things differently trying to see a pattern.

Angela Werner said...

Rick, I love your last tile best of all. To me, it seems like the little flowers all of a sudden develop pointy ears. It makes me smile.Can't wait to try this. Thank you.
As to Maria's tile, another winner.
Thank you both!

Anonymous said...

I think that was done by someone already a while back it's on one of flicker pages. I will find it and let you know where to find it.

Cris said...

Simply beautiful as usual. I agree it looks like Yew-Dee and possibly others. But the point isn't whether or not the tangle is "original" as clearly you got the idea from the artist who did the metalwork. It is simply lovely and is wonderful to see so many different ways to use it to express yourself.

That folded tile is a masterpiece. Is it really just a single tile or is it another one of Rick's Photoshop projects. In either case, it is magnificent.

Holly Williams said...

This is such a beautiful, playful tangle! I love the various tanglations ~ can't wait to try it. ~ And that last tile is just incredible! <3

Angela Werner said...

I predict a Margaret Bremner tutorial and then some...