Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Inspired by... Mistura

Every once in a while a tangle is introduced I get a special  liking to and I start playing around with it. This time it is Ria Matheussen's Mistura. You can find her step-out here.

This first  one is my favorite Mistura tile...

Inspired by...Mistura with additional Patterns: Crux, Henna Drum, Tipple
Patterns: Mistura, Crux, Henna Drum, Tipple

...closely followed by this flowery version.

Inspired by...Mistura with additional Pattern Hollibaugh
Patterns: Mistura and Hollibaugh

Here I made a very simple one because I wanted to put it into Photoshop and play around with it.

Inspired by...Mistura
Patterns: Mistura

The next tile is/was my super ugly blue one (now desaturated so we can look at it!!). As so many times, we have an idea which turns flat, but this time I insisted. So after the blue ugly tile was finished I started over and this time I can at least accept the result.

Here the ugly duckling...

Inspired by...Mistura with additional Patterns Chaist, Elfhat
Patterns: Mistura, Chaist, Elfhat

...and here its revised version.

Inspired by...Mistura with additional Patterns Jester, Elfhat
Patterns:  Mistura, Jester, Elfhat

And a pink one just for fun.

Inspired by...Mistura
Pattern: Mistura

Thanks, Ria! It took me some time to finish these tiles, one month to be more precise, but I had a lot of fun with your Mistura tangle.


  1. Wow, that looks so hard, beautiful but difficult! I'll have to try it.

    1. Thanks, Trudi. It takes a minute or 2 to get it, but after that many tiles I consider myself a 'Mistura expert'. 😛😛😛

  2. Wow Susie, this is soooo cooooool I love it!!!!!!!!
    To combine this pattern so fluent with other tangles is not so easy as it looks but you did a wonderful job.
    The first one is so lovely and gorgeous coloured, the second one is the most special and seems very difficult to draw but stunning. From the next tree monotangles, I'm fond of the third one.On the black/white tile, I love the tangleation of the patterns and it is wonderful to see how you can change these squares.
    On the yellow tile you show us an amazing composition and finally the pink one is another favorite, also a monotangle, very difficult to draw Mistura in the round. Susie you really blew me away, never thought Mistura gives so many possibilites.
    Thank you so much, you have so much talent!

    1. Thanks, Ria, I am glad you like my tiles of your Mistura tangle. Before I started off, I had a close look at yours on the step-out which helped me with many of the little changes/arrangements I did. The flowery tile is based on a wonky grid and yes, it wasn't as easy as all the others.
      Thanks go to you for this tangle, Ria!

  3. I wasn't familiar with Mistura. But your images were so stunning I needeed to check it out.

    It was only when I started trying to tangle with it that I realised what a challenge tangle it is to draw well. Which made me multiply my respect of your work on these. Wow!

    I've managed one very wobbly Mistura tile so far and it's left me with a bit of a headache.

    You are a genius of the straight line and sharp angle!

    1. Oh, Jem, how I wished I could accept your compliment and walk down main street proudly thumping my chest. But, alas, those straight lines and sharp angles had some ruler help. So don't despair, I pet your hand drawn wobbly Mistura is much (!) better than mine is. Just look at my flowery version!!!!

  4. Well, darn it, I can't get her step out to load! But here is what I think: you have a genius for combining tangles that I would never be able to combine. There is something about your talent for combining tangles that makes them flow together and look perfectly natural, whereas I often can't get two tangles to dance except very awkwardly. I don't say this to compare myself to you, but just to say I think this is one of your genuine superpowers. I'm always wowed by this talent.

    1. You have no idea how wrong you are. Look at my tangles. Except for the ones where the tangles are given, most are monotangles precisely because I do NOT know how to combine tangles. Also, that is where the refreshers come in so handy!!!! But your words in God's ear: I wished your 'accusation' was true!!!!! (I start tearing up in a minute)


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