shards

It’s a String Thing #81 uses two patterns by Lynn Mead, Fassett and Phroz, which is a variation of Fassett.

I was happy to see that we had another duotangle on our hands. Using just one or two tangles in a tile lets you play around with the tangles more and explore more variations. That said, I had some difficulty with this week’s tile. I think I have some difficulties with angular patterns, like these and Paradox.

Although Adele gave us the option of using any tangles we liked, I felt it wouldn’t be It’s a String Thing if I didn’t use the suggested string. Here’s my first attempt.

Fassett, Phroz

Fassett, Phroz

Actually, now that I look at it, it doesn’t look that bad. When I was drawing it though, I just couldn’t figure out how to fill in the spaces in the string, so I left it half-complete. The white space looks quite decent now though!

But I wasn’t happy with that tile, so I drew another one, and this is the one that I’ll be submitting to the challenge.

Fassett, Phroz

Fassett, Phroz

I used the suggested string, although it’s a bit hard to see it here. Many of the variations I used here are the same as the variations in the first tile. They’re just put together differently.

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5 comments

  1. Ha! Ha! Your second tile looks like an owl that’s being bowled over by the wind! See his/her up-side-down head and the tips of his jumbled feathers? I even see a foot sticking up there, near it’s tail? Bet you didn’t know you had drawn an owl, did you? Lovely, fun, action in this one. (Send me a framed copy! Ha! Ha!)

  2. P.S. As for your first one, that’s quite a unique “echo” / “negative” of the inner Star of the string.

    1. Ha! I can just about see the owl now that you say it! He must be hanging upside down from a branch ;) and thanks for the comments about the first one! The negative is there mainly because I gave up on the tile, so it’s funny that it turned out alright.

  3. this is the most unique expression of the String Thing challenge this week,. I love how you sort of “shattered” the string, and have pieces and bits all around. It is aptly named “Shards” Good work!

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