Thursday, November 26, 2015

Back to basics: Hollibaugh

The Diva's challenge this week is Hollibaugh, one of the first tangles anyone learns. I love Hollibaugh because of its simplicity, the 3D look once it's shaded, and the possibility of variations.

For my first tile I decided to use Hollibaugh as a string. I wanted to fill the spaces with a Hollibaugh variation I really like. I can't claim it as my own; I saw it way back in my early Zentangle days and unfortunately I can't even credit the original artist.

In this variation the bands are Rain, with auras. The Auras are useful to separate the Rain lines both from each other and from the background. The background is then filled with teeny-tiny circles, a variation of Tipple that I sometimes call Caviar. You can see this in the upper right corner. Then I went on to variations of that!
Tangles: Hollibaugh, Rain, Tipple (Caviar), and Auras
Next I did Hollibaugh over the entire tile, but with wide enough bands that I could fill a few of them. One was wide enough, and curvy enough, that I added a couple of splits.
Tangles: Dex, Hollibaugh, Knightsbridge, Pearlz, Snaylz
I want to use Renaissance (tan) tiles more frequently. I also wanted to try making the vibrantly colored gems I've seen a few people creating so wonderfully. So I put the two together. I love it!
Tangles: Hollibaugh, Pearlz, Snaylz, Tipple (Caviar again),
plus Auras and Perfs
A while ago I developed two variations of Hollibaugh. People thought they were sufficiently different that they deserved to be named and stepped-out. You might like to check out my blog posts about Morse and Windfarm.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Twinchie winners

The raffle's over and nine people will be receiving one of the twinchies I posted here. Being twinchies they're small, of course, so I'm also sending along an ATC (artist trading card) to each person.

The winners are:
Donna Blair, of New Jersey USA
Rita, of BC Canada
Melinda Davis, of Tennessee USA
Barb Ruff, of North Carolina USA
Rosie Hill, of Oregon USA
Laura Emler, of Ohio USA
Chris Leach, of California USA

Heather Pearson, of Ontario Canada
Jakki Garlans, of Connecticut USA

The mail went out a day or two ago, so I hope you'll receive it soon. Thanks for entering!