Thursday, September 25, 2014

Uncorked - A New Tangle!

This is an exciting day.  After sitting on the initial idea for this tangle for months, I now have it ready to publish.

First the tangle and then the story ~


Uncorked is drawn in a continuous line, much like Mooka.  The wonderful thing about it though, is that once tangled, the pattern has closed spaces (unlike Mooka) that can be shaded and embellished.


Once the pattern is learned, it becomes very easy to get into a relaxed rhythm when drawing it.
It can be layered in Hollibaugh fashion, or tangled side by side.  It is versatile in that it can be confined to a rounded shaped with the initial line, or it can break free and roam.

The inspiration?  The idea first came from a fabric design - a stark black and white pattern with varying sized circles filled with curved lines.  Instead of taking a picture of it, I studied it and later tried drawing a version I could morph into a tangle.

Weeks later, while visiting our daughter Nancy (of Fancy Nancy fame!), we sat on her living room floor and covered pages and pages with ideas until this one was 'born'.   After pouring a glass of wine, and tangling some more, the idea of 'uncorking' the tangle from the initial circle came to mind.

The tangle just flew off the pen and filled the paper with possibilities after that - so much fun!

I've searched for other tangles that might be similar and did not find any.  If I missed something, please let me know.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy Uncorked as much as I do!










18 comments:

  1. Wow, beautiful tangle ! Thank you for sharing :)

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  2. What a GREAT tangle; I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I love this Adele. I can't quite figure out the continuous line, but I know it will come to me when I draw it.

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    2. Maybe it'll be the start of book 3 :)

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  3. What a great tangle! I just filled my Zen-book page of Adele Bruno tangles -- now there is another one. Guess I'll have to start a new page. Thank you.

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  4. I was excited the minute I saw this tangle. Sometimes you see a new tangle and are not sure whether you would use it. Immediately I saw uncorked I knew it will be a tangle I will use again and again. Thankyou and Congratulations

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    1. Thank you Gayle. I would love to see what you do with it - send a picture if you can.

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  5. To me the flow of this feels quite similar to Mooka.... And I love it! Thank you :)

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    1. Yes! So so happy you see that in the tangle.

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  6. Sooo beautiful! Can't wait to put pen to paper tonight! Sharyn

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    1. Cant' wait to see what you do with it Sharyn.

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  7. Fabulous! Can't wait to try it! Congrats and thanks for sharing!

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  8. Love it! I actually used Uncorked in a ZIA that I made for a co-worker who requested something featuring the first letter of her name: Qersland. Yes, her name starts with Q. Well, believe me, uncorked was perfect for the task. I just made a nice big one, and added ribbons flowing out from under the right side, tangled inside the "sprongs" of the uncorked, and did some background tangleations. It turned out SO COOL.
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/289989663481901580/ this is the URL to the image. One of my favorite pieces.

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  9. Great tangle! reminds me of iris folding.....nice! tfs

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