Although today’s class was small, we had a nice quiet afternoon creating “Found & Tangled Words”. In fact, after today’s class, I think the only way to have this class is in a nice, quiet environment …. it’s hard to look at those words on a page, pick out your favorites, then create a simple phrase or saying!
While preparing for the class this week, I decided that as a way to keep our “Found Art” all in one place, I would buy each of us an old book – with pretty yellowed pages – and we would do our work in those. We can now have our “tangled and found collection” all in one place. I think it was a great idea. I know that I have so many tiles and loose papers lying around, it can get kind of messy. At least now, my “tangled & found” pages are all going to be in one place. (You can also tangle on the cover – as a side bonus!)
This method takes a few times to get it – don’t read the page, just pick out words that jump out at you, go back and try to fit them into phrases, from top to bottom, or bottom to top. Once you’ve done that and framed those words, it’s time to tangle on the page. These can be your favorite patterns, or maybe push yourself and find patterns that fit with your new saying. Finally, go ahead and add some color to the page. Of course, you can keep it black and white, but the color just makes the page and words pop! Lots of fun …. and somewhat addicting. Once you get it, you want to keep finding more!
I didn’t get class photos today, but below are a couple of mine done in preparation for the class ….