Wait? Have I gotten ahead of myself? My apologies. If you’re new to Zentangle you don’t know what a Zendala is. To quote Erin, “For those of you who aren’t familiar, a Zendala is a mandala that is filled with tangles. The word mandala is Sanskrit for “circle”. A mandala is a form that is completed in the round and is usually but not always symmetrical. Mandalas can be found in art, religious imagery, architecture, and numerous other places.” She explains it so much better than I can since I’m a real newbie at this form of Zentangle.
The only time I ever worked with a Zendala was in my training class. They’re bigger than the regular tiles and I suppose I’ve been somewhat nervous about the time commitment it takes to tackle one. But after using the “string” provided by Erin in this challenge, I realized how enjoyable it can be to tangle in a more symmetrical way on occasion. I enjoyed it so much that I may add Erin’s Zendala Dare challenges to my weekly Diva challenge. And those of you who really prefer the food/family/life posts on this blog, don’t worry. I’ll probably choose one day each week to share both challenges so you aren’t deprived of your full share of food posts!
By the way, the tangles used for this Zendala are called Printemps (on the circles), Crescent Moon (in the middle), Knightsbridge (the checkered pattern), and Purk leading into the center.
How do you feel about the Zendala format? Or do you prefer the regular square tiles?
Finally, while I know that some of you are only here for the food posts, I know that others are interested in the Zentangles. If you’d like to see more, follow me on Instagram where I’ve begun to post my daily tiles.