No doubt, our world influences us. If we're lucky, it's inspirational. I have liked the tangle Knightstar (thanks, Daniel Lemothe) since I first saw it. I especially liked how Molly Bee used it here (I've had it bookmarked for awhile now). I had planned on doing more with the tangle itself, but those parabolic lines got me side tracked. Along about that time, a friend and student got me going on Rick's Paradox again (hi Terry!). And the combination got me thinking about different ways to utilize those straight lines that form arcs and curves. Then, the Diva challenge last week helped me in moving forward with a class on stringing Zendalas using those lines. This week, voilà, Knightstar is the challenge.
Here is my contribrution in the hopes I can inspire your world a little too.
Here is my Zendala prior to watercolor, hiliting and shading. I had just been checking out a card blog I follow and really liked Heather's contrast in color separated by the embossed lines of the stamp. While I didn't exactly accomplish that, I am rather fond of the result. I'm thinking that the suminigashi cover of my travel watercolor book influenced my color choice too. Thanks to all who influenced me along the way (noticed AND unnoticed by me...).