Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Weekly Challenge #5 | Orbs

This weeks challenge inspiration is all about orbs. I am the Diva explains nicely what orbs are and how they have influenced her work this week. I too am influenced by that marvelous spherical shape. I was hoping I would not be once again faced with a brain stump. As I explored what orbs meant to me, I recalled spending a great deal of time while in undergraduate school studying Wassily Kandinsky and in particular being attracted to his more geometric art during The Bauhaus. I've included a few examples here of what I'm talking about:

Kandinsky's compositions have had a great deal of influence over my own art. It was an honor to get to see these paintings up close and in person at The Kimble while taking an art history course on the 20th Century.

Below is my tangle for this weeks challenge. Additionally, I incorporated the challenge made by Linda Farmer at TanglePatterns.com  to tangle your name! What a fun way to explore new tangles!  So off I went to choose what tangles from the indexed website I needed to use with my orbs to tangle LeslieRahye.
The Tangles I choose were as follows:

LeslieRahye rotated
[L] Limpitz

[E] Efilys

[S] Sooflowers

[L] Laced

[I] Inapod

[E] Emingle

[R] Raindotty

[A]  Ahh

[H] Hepmee

[Y] Yang

[E] Eye-wa

I'm secretly amused that many of the elements of the letters of my name possess circles/orbs. Perhaps it is fate! In any case, I hope you enjoy my Orbs and thank you for looking!

LeslieRahye Orbs


  1. Smiling at your tangle; it took some planning to get all those patterns in! (I have been looking at that challenge and am a bit daunted by all the letters in my name. You just gave me inspiration. ;-) I love your orbs floating in tangled space.

  2. I must agree with HeatherCheryl...you took great care in planning this one!! love it and I may have to just see if I can incorpaorate this in the next challenge...thank you for sharing!! great job

  3. Great tangle - nice job integrating all those patterns - nice selection and they work well together. Love it.

  4. I love this! I love to see lots of different patterns in designs. Awesome!

  5. I really like how you used many tangle patterns - very nice!

  6. What can I say? I can say I love your orbs! LOL

  7. Oooh, very much like your interpretation of Bauhaus in tangle form. Nicely done!

  8. Thanks for the reminder about Kandinsky. He did some wonderful work with geometry and circles!

  9. Very cool! I too am a fan of Kandinsky.

  10. Awesome designs!

  11. I love your tangle. I remember seeing this one in the slide show and being drawn to the laced one. Can't wait to see more :)

    Thank you for stopping by my page, btw :)


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