Sandy Hunter, CZT is the guest blogger for this week’s diva challenge. We are asked to create a tile that features white space so that the eye can rest. It is true that we often do want to fill up every part of a string with tangles. This is fun but can also result in a tile which is too busy. White (negative) space is good.
When I began I was going to have a monogram where the letter was blank, surrounded by different patterns. (Thanks for the suggestion, Sandy! I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and hadn’t gotten around to it.) After I got going I decided to place Henna Drum flowers along the curves of my monogram. I thought it would work better to fill in the letter S with color, and have negative space surrounding it. While I’m pleased with the result, I think I will try to find some color pens that are more nuanced. My blue pen seems a tad too dark for this purpose.