Diva Challenge #184 - ING
The dictionary description of "ing" says:
expressing theAll I keep thinking about is Westley telling Count Rugen "We are men of action. Lies do not become us." How is it that The Princess Bride provides an applicable sentiment for any discussion? It's better than the Book of Proverbs! Well, that is a discussion for another day.
"Ing" is an agent of change to action. It changes whatever it is attached to. It is a vehicle for countless nouns to be reborn as something new.
This was my first encounter with ING, and at first glance I was unimpressed. Then I started playing with the surfaces created by the triangles, and things got interesting. I found that, like the inspiration sculpture, there are surfaces and recesses created, and they are just wait-ING to be Tangled. I really love the innie and outie aspects of ING. So patterns you use on the surfaces of ING can become something new. And there are optical effects created that make what you see change into something new as your eye travels over and into the pattern. I will definitely use this one again.
Here is what I came up with for the Diva Challenge:
|ING with Printemps, Quabog, and White and Black Pearls|
I've never used this one before, but found it was quite fun to draw. I added a little hatching in the center and on the edges for depth, and I like the effect. I did a practice page in my sketchbook which is actually better than the tile, but I am stubborn and always like to submit a "real" Zentangle tile.
ONE MORE: Square One: Purely Zentangle - Using Quib
I'm usually not a ribbon-y tangler, but for these last two tiles, I seem to be in that mode. It's fun, and that's what I like about all these challenges. They force you to do something new and different.
Happy Tangling, everyone.