The Diva, inspired by Rick and Maria's "Ebony and Ivory" pieces at Blog Zentangle, challenged us to create pieces with an equal balance of black and white areas or patterns.
For my first piece, I drew four diagonal lines for my string and filled every other section with a thicker black Micron pen. Next I tangled some of the black on white areas, pausing to add some white on black in the adjacent sections. I noticed that all of the patterns I had started to use began with the letter "B" so I kept going in that fashion. This tile features the following patterns: Betweed, Bunzo, Beadlines, Batch, Bluebonnets, Bubbles, Buttercup, Block'd, and Binial. I love how Bubbles, by Suzanne McNeill CZT, can look like SpaghettiOs!
I wanted to work on a second piece without pre-coloring my tile. I basically used two patterns and love how my little Sand Swirls (by Karry Heun) are trumpeting Mooka!
This was a very fun challenge that appealed to my interest in balance and light and dark. The first piece was a bit tricky to think about as I had white on black on white. I think I prefer to use the white pens on black tiles, but this was an interesting idea to try.