Magnified Fragment B2 with Free Play as an Enhancer

Hi and welcome back to the Chrissie Murphy Designs Blog. As we make our way through the Magnified Fragments Project, I have been trying to share about each fragment in a blog post. Today we are looking back at Magnified Fragment B2 with Free Play as an enhancer. Let’s get into it and I’ll fill you in on all you need to know.

Magnified Fragment B2 with Free Play as an Enhancer

The Expressive Bits

What is the Magnified Fragments Project and where can I find out more about it?

Well in short, it’s the biggest zentangle project I have ever undertaken! There is greater detail about the project and what’s involved in the very first blog post for the project – Magnified Fragment A1 using Echo Lines as an Enhancer below.

We’re currently about 50% of the way through the project, starting the D Fragments a few weeks ago. Most importantly though, you are still welcome to join us – you can join in and follow along using the hashtag #MagnifiedFragments at any time.

If you’d still like to learn more, check out our Magnified Fragments Gallery! It’s full of all the fragments that Expressive’s have created in the project so far. It’s absolutely amazing!!

Magnified Fragment B2

What is Magnified Fragment B2 with Free Play as an Enhancer?

Here is a close up of Fragment B2 that is featured in the Zentangle Collection of Reticula and Fragments book by Zentangle founders, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. You can learn more about the book here.

I have created a tile using this fragment as my string. In doing so, I effectively magnified it.

There was no enhancer for this tile, giving us the option to free play instead. I found the B2 fragment to be very difficult to magnify and work with, and actually had a few attempts before settling on the tile you see.

Work in Progress

What does it mean in terms of my artistic work as a whole?

This was a “feather in the bow” kind of tile for me.

I found the fragment very difficult to work with. Having no specific enhancer enabled me to ease the scale of difficulty somewhat. But this was still the most difficult fragment I had encountered so far.

Tangling what I did, and creating what I did, was a real feather in my bow. I’d encountered something that seemed impossible and was able to make something that I was pleased with, regardless. It was a victory of some sorts for me.

Magnified Fragment B2 with Free Play as an Enhancer

How can you take this idea and be more Expressive?

We all need our own personal victories every now and again as we create. When was your last one?

I think they are vital as they contribute to our ability to be able to creatively express ourselves. Think about it….

You have a creative win and something works for once! You feel happy about something you’ve made and it lifts your confidence. This can be seen in your work moving forward. It adds to your ability to express yourself creatively.

Is there anything you can do to set yourself up for a little personal victory? I’d encourage you to try this coming week.

Magnified Fragment B2 with Free Play as an Enhancer

The Factual Bits

The materials used;

  • Strathmore Gray Artists Tile
  • Uniball Signo Gel pens in Black, White and Aqua Blue
  • Grey Copic Markers in C4, C5 and C7
  • Prismacolor Premier Coloured Pencils
  • Posca White Paint Pen
  • Ohuhu markers in varying colours

How big is Magnified Fragment B2 with Free Play as an Enhancer?

It is 4 inches x 4 inches square.

Magnified Fragment B2 with Free Play as an Enhancer

Want to be more Expressive?

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I can help you to express yourself creatively if you’ve never really tried it before. Fill in your details below to sign up.

Until next time, listen to your heart and sharpen your coloured pencils. A masterpiece awaits!

Bless you my friend

Chrissie xx

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