Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Diva Challenge #155 - White space

I had a moment of panic when I saw the Diva's Challenge for this week - leave some white space! A real challenge for me. I'm happy to do it if I get to 'the end' and there's some space left...but my problem has been to intentionally leave the space.

I'm not overly happy with the result - it looks contrived whereas I know others make their white space incredibly 'artful' but it's been a 'good' challenge as I have an area I can really work on. And this morning, I received a package from my sister with 10 white gel pens, a pack of black cards and a pack of white cards. So I have plenty of motivation!

Pokeleaf, Flux, Myst, Cubine, Printemps. Nzeppel, a pretty rubbishy Sanibelle (which I should have done BEFORE the Nzeppel bit but didn't) and Lirik - my new find this week.



Ah well - we must live and learn....watch this (white) space!


38 comments:

  1. Very nice composition. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much, Dilip - it's very kind of you!
      Axxx

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  2. I think you have an amazing tile here... One of my TOP top picks.

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    1. And so very different from your own, Kate! Thank you for the vote of confidence! Axxx

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    1. Thank you Zoe - you have given the tile a lovely name. Axxx

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  4. I like your tile, and yes Sunrise would be perfect title, and I love how artistic you shaded it to make it pop-up Great job.

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    1. Thank you Didisch - I'm so glad you think my 'sun' pops! I love what shading can do to a shape - even a space! Axxx

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  5. This is so very nice!! I love the simplicity of the lines above the sphere. So simple but they add so much.

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    1. Thank you - your comments are so very kind. Zentangle is so good for simple look complex - or at least appropriate! Axxx

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  6. I guess that people see different things. I do not think it looks contrived, To me I thought of a moonlit garden. Looks great.

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    1. Thank you Donald - perhaps I should have said it 'felt' contrived as I decided to leave a circle as a white space. It could be moon, it could be sun - I'm delighted that it suggests a moonlit garden to you. Axxx

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    1. Oh thank you, thank you, thank you! Axxx

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  8. I think you did this challenge perfectly Annie as people are suggesting their own thoughts which means they were drawn to the white space. To me it makes a lovely moon shining on the garden. Love the tangles you used

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    1. Thank you Jenna - I think it was difficult for me to have an idea in mind before I started but then felt I lacked a bit of the 'artist' view to make it how I really wanted it. I feel I've learned from it though and will work on the process. Glad to think you saw a moon on the garden - it's a nice image. Axxx

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  9. My first thought was a sizzling hot sun, maybe that's because I'm dreaming of summer on another windy day! I've learned how you can shade an empty space too, thank you for that....x

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    1. Lovely thought - a sizzling hot sun! Yes, dream on, summer will come eventually! I wanted to give the empty space substance and thought the shading would emphasise that - so glad you think it worked. Axxx

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  10. It looks great to me! Didn't seem contrived at all. I reallly like it!

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    1. Thank you Hope! I toned my own comment down to meaning it 'felt' contrived to leave a space on purpose...I've had so many kind comments about it that I'm feel quite pleased with it now! Axxx

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  11. This is quite artful, Annie! You are to hard on yourself. I like this tile.

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    1. Thank you so much, Annemarie - the positive comments are good for me and I will try to stop making excuses for myself and be happier with what I can do. Axxx

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  12. It doesn't look contrived at all. It's beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Caren - it's lovely to hear from you! I have been watching a lovely demo you made with some other CZTs recently and love how you work. Axxx

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  13. I think this is an absolutely beautifully done tile. Your space just makes everything else flow. Your choice of tangles and placement is perfect.

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    1. Oh Jean - that is such lovely praise - thank you so much! Axxx

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  14. Lovely. To me it looks like the sun rising or setting behind the hills.

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    1. And thank you too, Helen - I chose a circle to start with but didn't really have a sun or a moon in mind - it's lovely that it appears so to you. Axxx

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  15. oooh I like this, it's so much more than just a zentangle, it's a landscape, it's scenery, it takes you away to another place, beautiful :)

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  16. Thank you Chrissie! Amazing to think something I have drawn evokes landscape and scenery for you - I have so much to thank Zentangle for! Axxx

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  17. This has a nice feel to it, very nicely done.

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  18. Your tile of tangles tells a beautiful story! Love it.

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    1. Thank you Tricia - it's probably the first time I've ever done a 'story' tile. I'm so grateful for such lovely comments about it. Axxx

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  19. Oh, it's like taking a moonlit walk! Gorgeous!

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    1. THANK you Amy! What a lovely thing to think. Axxx

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I read everyone's comments and am delighted that you took the time to share your views. Thank you! Ax