Friday, September 9, 2011


A paradox? A paradox, a most ingenious paradox! 
We've quips and quibbles heard in flocks, 
but none to beat this paradox!  (From Pirates of
Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan)

Sort of works with this week's theme of a Pair of Ducks by Laura (I am the Diva) Harms, don't you think?

Using a monotangle - this time Paradox - create a tile or zentangle inspired art.  I love Paradox... actually, I really like paradoxes (paradoces? paradices?) They make for lively twists and turns in most of my favorite novels, plays, and movies.  
I've been drawing this particular pattern long before I had even heard of Zentangle.  I used to "doodle" this little paradox all over my math papers (and got into mega-trouble for it, too! "Martha, you are not focusing!" -- oh, little did she know.  Anyway, I digress...)  I love how straight lines curve and trick the eye.  Well, admittedly, not all of my lines are that straight, but you get the picture.  Here are my offerings this week:



My first attempt.... I see doves' wings
I added little eyes (a la Leeanne's birds)

This one used the mandala pattern from several challenges ago
I love holly leaves, too, so I combined holly and paradox.  Even the berries got a paradox treatment.
 
Last, but not least, Paradox on Paradox (on Paradox)
See - I told you I really like this pattern.  I hope you do, too.

Now off to dinner and a movie with my hubby - a VERY rare occurrence!  Happy Tangling!

6 comments:

Karen Lynn said...

I especially like the holly leaves!

Tinkered Art said...

What a feast for the eyes for another lover of paradox - great ones all - thanks

Daniele OBrien Design said...

All of them are great and so different!

Shelly Beauch said...

Wow to your holly leaves, would be a good Christmas card.

Mariët said...

So much fantasie, They all are beautiful!

Mel said...

I really like the holly leaves!