Saturday, June 1, 2013

"Bales" is Challenge #120

Bales is a tangle pattern that I like a lot, I really love the repetitive movements when drawing the curved lines! So the Diva's Weekly Challenge #120  to:
"Play with this tangle, really open it up and take it for a drive... put the top down and let your hair loose!  Where can it go? What can it do. What are you and Bales capable of together?
Have fun!"
did not fall on deaf ears!!
Besides the Micron pens I wanted to use some permanent markers. That's why I took an A4 sized Fabriano "White Ecological Artist Paper", 94 lbs. And these were my "tools":

With the markers and the Micron 0.8 I drew some lines across the paper, then again a number of lines to create a certain kind of grid. The two circles were made with glasses. After that Bales, Bales, Bales and more Bales with all the markers and pens except the Edding 500.
Can you see, how much fun it was to create this ZIA??

Thanks to:
Rick and Maria from Zentangle® for Bales;
CZT® Laura Harms aka the Diva for this pleasant Challenge;
You for reading this post.... and maybe even for leaving a comment!!!

Happy Tangling everyone!


  1. Wow! This is so inspiring and now I want to go do another one that is more organic and less rigid. Thank you for a great piece. :)

    Be creative and catch some happy!

    Jacque Solomon

  2. I love it! Great variations of pattern and love the way you've used the grid in a less rigid way. Brilliant :)

  3. WOW! I love this. All the interplay between black on white and white on black is seamless and some is so intricate and perfect. The look of the white lines on the black stripe is such a fresh take on it - really different from everything else I have seen. Fabulous job.

  4. WOW What a unique and complex piece

  5. Jacque, Helen, Eden, Sherrie and Becky, thank you so much for your sweet comments. They are highly appreciated :-) !!

  6. Nou Anneke je hebt er iets heel bijzonders van gemaakt. Een interessant ontwerp met prachtige variaties van Bales erin.

  7. Very interesting ZIA - quite striking. And it does look like it was a lot of fun to do.

  8. Zeker kin je zien hoeveel lol je er aan heb beleefd!
    Hij is echt prachtig geworden.
    Ik vind hetbeen soort matje lijken.
    Zoiets als macramee weet je wel van vroeger?

  9. Fantastisch Anneke!
    Tini H.Sl.