Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Diva Challenge #123

Since taking a Zentangle class I have been doing it everyday.  I have filled up one book and one -third into another book.  I decided that just looking at my work wasn't enough.  I need to see and be inspired by others who love doing this as much as I do.  So I took the plunge and entered myself into a challenge issued here.  

So here is the challenge for this week...The challenge for this week is: can you do a Zentangle without  using existing patterns or tangeleations* of them? And what are your experiences while doing so?  

Being so new at doing this, I am not really sure what makes something an official Zentangle and what makes it just a run of the mill doodle?  Many people who do Zentangling have doodled for years.  I am one of those people so that line between what is a Zentangle and what is doodling is a bit blurry.  

The challenge was to come up with something that is not an existing pattern or a variation of an existing pattern.  I think it would be harder if you had been doing this for a while.  Your mind is wrapped around remembering different patterns. I found myself sitting and starring at the square and thinking before I put pen to paper.  This seems counter intuitive to me since Zentangling is supposed to be free flowing and relaxing.  Towards the end, it was relaxing but trying not to do something I had seen on Pinterest, Facebook and in a book, was a true challenge.  

Here is my entry for challenge #123.


 I called this pattern Elongated Tulips. I have no idea if there such a pattern.  I thought the challenge was a genuine challenge.  







 

8 comments:

Susan said...

Such a fun and colorful tile! This is a super interpretation of the challenge and your use of color is great.

vlb5757 said...

Thanks! I was a bit nervous using color but looked at some other posts and thankfully, I am not the only one. I really did find this a challenge even though I have only been doing this since April.

Sue said...

You did a great job, and I quite like the flower! I also really like your bands of colour - sort of like a subtle rainbow across the garden.

vlb5757 said...

Sue, I painted the bands of color with my Koi water colors and then drew my flowers. I did go back over the bottoms with a more concentrated color after everything dried. It was fun. I visited your site and you have some fantastic pieces. I can tell you are smitten with Zentangling.

tanglewithlinda.wordpress.com said...

Your elongated tulips are lovely. If it's new to you, then it qualifies for this challenge. There's no way any of us could have seen every published tangle so far. I've not even started, since I just got home from vacation, but I know it's going to really challenge me.

Tinkered Art said...

Very creative response to the challenge - nice selection of colors too. Glad you've joined the challenge.

Efie van Rekum said...

I love it! ita beautyfull

LonettA said...

I love this tile. Beautiful colors!