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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Weekly Challenge #311 - Circles and Squares

This week's Challenge was to use a circle and a square. A few days ago I took an Introduction to Zentangle class with Cheryl Wilson, CZT. Cheryl is a wonderful teacher! We were working with these tangles, so I decided to use them again in the challenge. Flux, Floo and Florz are flamboyant, flabbergasting little flaunters! And Bales and Keeko are old favorites.

I like how Flux works with a black background, never tried that before. I had forgotten how much I liked Keeko, especially when Cheryl showed us how to "shade across the lines," i.e. shade horizontally on the vertical lines and vertically on the horizontal ones. That just looks so good to me. I am continually amazed at the power of shading to make things so much more interesting and dramatic. Not to mention shading's power to cover a multitude of sins, of which I am plentifully guilty!


  1. You're right about using the black background, which is something I rarely do because I have a tendency to go over the lines and end up with a predominantly black tile! I like this a lot and, as you say, it is a fabulous way to use Flux, one of my favourites.

  2. Great tile! It's bold and beautiful;-)

  3. Beautiful tile with wonderful contrast!
    Happy Easter!

  4. Very nice composition! It's great to see you using some of my favourite tangles!