String Time is a lot of fun! It is the Thursday activity in my Facebook group Tangle All Around. Each week I draw a string and post it, asking members to feel free to tangle it and show us what they did. And each week several members post artwork they made using the string.
This was last week’s string. An easy layered string. One thing to remember about strings is they are guidelines. When you look at the one above, you immediately see it is separated into five sections. You could tangle each section with a different pattern OR you could combine sections, you can overlap sections, you can completely ignore a section and leave it blank – what you do and how you interpret the string is up to you. Because strings are really guidelines. They are typically drawn lightly in pencil and once you shade your artwork the string will fade into the background. No need to erase it unless you just really want to.
I don’t always have time to complete each prompt but I did work with the string this week. I started at the top with printemps – of course. Hahahaha! I kept the top three sections intact adding in hive and all boxed up. Then those lower sections I sort of combined using my TootsieMoon and crescent moon in a mashup. I love how it looks shaded. Shading isn’t something I enjoy – I rather loathe it, actually – but it makes such a huge difference I make myself do it. And I am usually glad I did. Hahaha!
Do you need somewhere to tangle? Want to learn more about the art style? Want to meet some encouraging tangle buddies? Come over to Facebook, just click here on Tangle All Around. Answer the three easy questions – I’ll give you a hint. Your answers should be: Artangleology, yes, yes. In that order. Hahahahaha! And I will let you in. Have a great week tangling!