“We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading is down new paths.”~Walt Disney, American cartoonist
This week’s Diva Zentangle Challenge 172 is another duotangle, this time using Auraknot and Mooka. Anyone who has seen my work knows I love Mooka: it’s impressive and is a quick tangle to complete. Auraknot was more the challenge.
I completed my tile at my Tangled Tuesday Lunch at Hobby Lobby in Canton. This week’s project was to use glitter gel pens to create tangles. I was in a purple mood, so I paired it with black and did each tangle in a different color. I’m not thrilled with it, but like Laura, I submit the first tile I complete. I did have a purple and black pencil for shading, and that made all the difference.
I demonstrated Auraknot at TT Lunch, showing how to approach it: combine aura and the tangle Hollibaugh. The outline sets the space, so there’s no stress about “fitting it in” on a tile. I showed variations of play with it: using color; making straight line “stars” vs. curved ones; filling in the line spaces; and alternating filling the line spaces. It was fun to play with. Why don’t I use this more in my art? Perhaps now I will.