Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tangled Tags and Bands of Beamz



I am so happy that yesterday was Labor Day, augmenting the weekend by twenty-four hours and giving my family enough time to make a visit to Virginia. My grandparents were celebrating their fiftieth anniversary, and they took us to a dinner theater production of Les Misérables at the Riverside Center. It was fabulous! The stage rotated just as in the original Broadway show. I will admit that that long performances can make me antsy, but this production was exciting and impeccably done. I am now obsessed with the bacchanalian song “Master of the House”, though my favorite character has to be Javert. He may have been cruel, but he was only trying to do his job.



Here is my submission to this week’s challenge: Beamz by Traci F. Beamz is tricky, but I love how many different ways it can be interpreted. To me, it is a geometric version of echoism with funkier options. On my tag, the first side is dense while the other is more delicate. I usually prefer doing echoism in the fuller/denser way, but I find the other is fits better within the awkward confines of knightsbridge. I accidentally omitted the diagonal lines that Traci illustrates in her instructions, but I don't think I could have added them because I worked so small. I want to give this tangle another go sometime and try it the original way.

You may notice that rather than using a tile, I used a tag. From now until September 15, 2013, the ZT for Kidz website is hosting a contest called TagYou’re I T T T! (Invited To Tangle a Tag). I am ineligible to win because my mom is the host, but I have enjoyed tangling several tags. This is my most recent, but you can see the others at ZTforKidz.com. Please check it out and encourage any kids (or adults that are children-at-heart) to enter. We look forward to seeing and sharing everyone’s work.


13 comments:

  1. Great work Caroline! Your shading is wonderful. It really gives your tags a 3D effect.

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  2. I do like your tags. When I saw them I didn't saw the tags at all, I just saw that balls. What a great shading you did to accomplish this. Great !

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  3. Love these tags..they are so dimensional!

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  4. What a great result....I love how you played with Beamz!

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  5. You did so very well, great those tags!

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  6. Nice job on the tags. You achieved a great rounding effect with your shading and tangles. Hope the club is getting off to a great start.

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  7. Caroline, this is wonderful. Love your Knightsbridge orb and the delicate lacy pattern you've created with Beamz and Echoism. I really enjoy how you've echoed the curves and incorporated that into your tags cut. Beautiful work, shading and design. It's definitely a winner!

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  8. What Fun!! And your shading is fabulous!!

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  9. Wonderful! Tags are a great idea! Thank you for sharing this inspiration!

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  10. Nice tags, Caroline. I particularly love the knightsbridge with its excellent shading. (From a co-CZT 11. Wasn't it a great training?)

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