Diva Challenge (Keeko)…

img_20161118_124430-gimp_lr1000

One of the big things I took from reading Magic Moments was that when you zentangle you should really get to know a tangle pattern and try to make it your own. So I’ve been having fun lately pushing a pattern beyond my original thought of it to see where I can take it.

This week the Diva Challenge was to use the pattern Keeko… I initially wanted to use it with a ‘string’ of a daisy and paired with the pattern Jilli, then I decided to play around a bit more with both Keeko and Jilli in a traditional zentangle tile. I found that with both patterns I liked them one way but not another. I also learned that by adding an additional stroke to Keeko it changed the way it looked. Then I got the idea to change the number of strokes multiple times with Keeko to see what it could become. And finally I had an idea of incorporating what I had learned from Flips and Ribbons throughout many of these tiles.

Up close and personal

The first tile I wanted to play with flipping petal leaves and adding a ribbon…

keeko-gimp1_lr500

The second tile I decided to go a bit more traditional… testing out different ideas for both Keeko and Jilli

keeko-gimp2_lr500

I had an idea to make Keeko with 3-strokes, 4-strokes, 5-strokes, and then 6-strokes…

Keeping with the idea that Keeko looks like weaved ribbon, I played around with making it look more like ribbon…

How was your week? Β Mine was clearly avoiding paperwork, because I kept finding myself *needing* to do some more tangling instead of working on “work”. Heh.

Until next time…
~nic

 

12 thoughts on “Diva Challenge (Keeko)…

  1. I’m very impressed by the way you took Keeko and ran with it—-so to speak. The Keeko inspired woven ribbon pattern you came up with works really well.

  2. I love how you’ve taken the time to get to know Keeko! This is a process I should start. I love your Keeko ribbons the Best!

    • Thanks, Deanne! πŸ˜€ I used to just dive in and then be a little upset when I ‘ruined’ a tile because I wasn’t very good at a pattern I had tried… after reading 3D Tangle: Zentangle Magic Moments, I realized that practicing the pattern in a drawing journal first really helped, and then making a few tiles with that pattern throughout the week gave me the opportunity to open up the pattern and make it look more like mine. πŸ˜€

Kind thoughts and comments are always welcome...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s