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.