Sunday, September 6, 2009

Hybrid Tangles

The tangles-drawing is really addictive! I kept wandering off thinking about patterns while working on STOS. And I found myself looking at things differently. All of a sudden, things appear to me not as objects, but shapes and patterns. This led me to browse through art books at Borders and came home with V&A Pattern Box Set (Victoria and Albert Museum). I'm thinking of using it as reference to create some new tangles. Not sure if I can do it, but it's worth a try, right?

Here are some of this week's Hybrid Tangles. Tell me what you think! :)

17 comments:

WrightStuff said...

The next William Morris?!

I really love these, they look such a relaxing thing to do. I haven't been to the V&A for years but browsing that website makes me want to make another visit.

Valerie said...

I can understand why it's addictive. I know what you mean about seeing patterns instead of objects, when I did 3-D decoupage I used to see everything in 3-D. Anyway, I really like what you're doing.

Kavindra said...

Ooh when you start creating new patterns, will you share them please? I love doing zentangles, but can't be creative with them at all. Kinda getting tired of the patterns they showed me ...

Love the one that looks like a bird. Very creative how you are making pictures with them, taking it a step beyond.

Holly said...

Wow....wow!

You made those? Your mind is so complex and fascinating! Wow...

Leone said...

Your Zentangles are excellent, such a meditative past-time. Your set of books look interesting. I love books - I want to see inside. *chuckle*

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I appreciate your support.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Wow, those are really nice!!

Kim Mailhot said...

Very cool - I love your Zentangle garden. Isn't it a treat to lose yourself in the art ?
Cheers !

miruspeg said...

Both these are excellent Hybrid.
And I love how this art form is teaching you to look at objects differently.

I have a feeling it will help with your creative writing as well.

:-D
Peggy

Beverley Baird said...

I love your "Tangles". I have been creating zentangle ATCs for swaps and I agree - they are addictive!

bettyann said...

wow how cool...thank you for visiting my blog...you are so nice..take care..

MagicMarkingsArt said...

such wonderful patterns - these are so cool.

Grammy said...

Those are beautiful. And so creative.

KathrynAntyr said...

The first one really looks like something out of a children's book. I can imagine each shape is a different character. Fun!

Hybrid J said...

Thank you soooo much for all your encouraging comments!

This means a lot to me as I have close to zero drawing skill, I didn't expect people to say my tangles are good, excellent, beautiful, cool and (visually?) creative. This gives me confidence to keep going.

Thanks again! :D

Cheryl Finley: said...

Oh these are so captivating...the mandala..with the smaller ones..on the circle background...wow! And...the "tangles" design indeed make me do a double-take...they have such movement and intricacy. Amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Caroline said...

Wow...really really cool stuff! Love the one on the bottom! Such beautiful patterns!

Marina said...

I love these.....