Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Whyz Week

Wow, what a week. First of all, Laura from chose my tangle for her UMT (Use My Tangle) challenge this week. I have had so much fun seeing everyone's creations using my tangle, Whyz. I was just so impressed with the creativeness and variety! I had no idea that it was so versatile.

I also was engaged in the second week of Jennifer Lee's Right Brainers  In Business Video Summit. It was  wonderful to watch the videos and learn so much from her different speakers. While listening to the speakers I tangled away along the edge of my notepad. Here are some of the tangling pages this week. As you can see, I was playing with whyz. I also love the look of the previous page's tangles showing through the thin paper. Very cool! If you click on the pictures you will get an enlarged version of it.

No Whyz here, just some sunstars. 
Here I was playing a bit with Whyz as well as others.
This one has my sundoo (top) and henna drum (within knightsbridge) with whyz along the bottom.

More playing with whyz and the money grows symbol.
Even more playing.
This is how I take notes. I really did have the right side of the sheet filled in with great ideas, sayings, tips, etc from the many speakers. It was a wonderful experience and I feel all charged, ready to create more and get our Mountain Painters and Artisans Gallery to the next level. Wooo Hoooo!

So, after playing around a bit and watching others come up with tiles/artwork of their rendition of my tangle pattern, Whyz, I finally got around to creating my own tile.

I found it interesting how different the pattern can look depending on how you orient your Y's. It is a tough tangle to learn. I would put it right up there with the challenging patterns, but once you start playing around with it, you'll find that it gets pretty addicting. How else can I change the look?

A big thanks to Laura for putting it up as a challenge and a big thanks, also, to all of the folks who took on the challenge. Your work is beautiful!!! Please go take a look at the other creations.


  1. I love the much! Thank you for entering into UMT so we could all enjoy it! Your bookmarks are lovely!

  2. Wonderful, Janee! Whyz was a lot of fun to play with :)

  3. Whyz is now one of my favourites!A beautiful tile!

  4. You're right, Whyz is challenging (enough that my mom did not even try it) but once you get the hang of it not too bad, but you do have to pay attention to orientation or it will get messy. But the variations from different orientations is what finally won me over on the pattern. I was a little disappointed that I didn't have time to do a second tile, but I know I will use the pattern more in the future. That is what's so great about the Diva's challenges, they increase your pattern vocabulary. Love it. Thanks for creating a cool and unique pattern.

  5. Whyz was a bit hard to understand at first and wanted me to concentrate (what is a good thing). Thank you for this tangle.

    Your tile is beautiful.

  6. Love your variations on whyz, also your sunstars. Nice!

  7. Whyz was challenging but I soon got to grips with it. But, I do love your other pattern Henna Drum a lot. I use it so much if doing birthday cards.