Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Diva Challenge #263: "Globular Grid"

The Diva announced the Weekly Challenge #263 as follows:

"This week's challenge a grid based challenge, with a bit of a twist.  
The challenge is create your grid on a circle and make it globular. Here's how to do it!

I drew a light string onto a blank renaissance zendala tile, then i made two parenthesis type lines ( ) down the centre of the tile. 

From there, i just added more parenthesis lines, meeting at the tops and bottoms.  

then i turned my tile 90 degrees and did the same.

Once your grid is complete, tangle away!!"

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I used a round tile (actually a coaster) from some I had purchased a couple of months ago. The surface is not as smooth as I would like and they do suck up the ink like crazy, but otherwise, they work well.  Well, I got a little carried away with drawing the grid and made the squares too small, so it took forever to fill them in with the pattern.  I decided to use Hypnotic which, because I had to use it so many times, and in so small of spaces, was rough on my eyes.  By the time I was finished, I felt as though I could hardly focus them.  It was fun though and it did go rather quickly.

Here is the final result:

A closeup view of the grid is here:

As always, comments and criticisms as welcome!!

That is it for now.


  1. I absolutely LOVE the way you have done the globe. I never would have thought of doing it with just one pattern, but it sure works. Well played!!


    1. Hello:

      Thank you for your comment. Hypnotic is one of my favorite patterns. I always enjoy drawing it.