Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Me too, Me Too!

This week's Zentangle challenge from the Diva is to use the tangle Mi2. I've tried Mi2 a couple of times before, and I think I'll have to use it more often - it is such a great tangle. I started in the upper right corner with Mi2, transitioned to some W2, and ended with some "frayed" ends. I'm pretty sure that's an actual tangle, I just can't figure out which one it is! If you know, let me know, you know? :-)

W2 works great with Mi2, and it makes sense considering W2 helped inspire Mi2. I've been a W2 fan since I started tangling, but it's been a while since I've used it. It's great to bring it out again. We have an ample supply of craft baskets adorning our home, so I think that contributes to my love of this"basket weave-esque" tangle. 

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19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous contrast! Gorgeous Lines! and wonderful composition!

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  2. Thank you! Just riding the waves of the tangle :-)

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  3. Very nice. It looks like strips of fabric weaved together. You did great. W2 makes me nervous. I've tried it before and it didn't work for me. I guess I need to try again.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, try W2 again! It helps to focus on one row of squares at a time - connect the first two on one side, the next two on the other side, etc. Once you complete one direction, turn the tile, orient where the lines go this way, and repeat. It's such a great tangle, I would definitely encourage you to try again! I know you can get it! Some additional instructions:

      http://blog.suzannemcneill.com/2010/01/19/crafting-in-california.aspx

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  4. You've got an artist's eye, Zach! This is just great! This was my first try at Mi2, so my response was pretty standard, but it is a lot of fun!

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  5. Your challege is wonderful! I love to look at it.

    Annemarie Huijts

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  6. W2 to Mi2, smooth transition. Nice.

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  7. Fantastic work. I love Mi2 and W2 too!

    And it hasn't escaped my notice that you popped a little bit of Auraknot in there too. Very nice.

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  8. This is just gorgeous. I love W2 and Mi2 together- like they were meant to be! You executed it perfectly

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  9. Zachary, this is beautiful and I love your shading. It gives your tile nice depth.

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  10. I love this!! the layering you have done; the dimesionality you have created are wonderful!!

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  11. Beautiful job! Really well done.

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  12. Love the nice strong lines and high contrast of the light and dark sections.

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  13. Beautiful job on the weaving and a fantastic composition!

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  14. wonderful - love the way you have woven the loose ends!

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  15. Love your take on Mi2, Zachary - most effective. Nice to find another tangler on here! I'm quite an addict myself, and have been doing it since the spring. Off to follow your blog - from what I've seen so far it looks very interesting indeed - right up my street.

    Shoshi

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  16. Zachary, you are so talented. I love how you combined the tangles, and thank you for putting up the link to the W2 instructions!

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  17. Zachary, very very nice I love the way you did these patterns, beautiful.

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  18. The transition is just super FAB!

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