This week the Diva admitted that she sometimes becomes overwhelmed by the growing artistic options there are for creating a Zentangle tile. Different paper colors, different pen colors, thoughts about composition, learning new tangles. I can see her point. Maybe I’m a little more basic at heart though. When I tangle, I usually stick to the basics and incorporate those other options into my sketch book work. Or maybe I’m what marketers might call “slow to adopt.” At any rate, this week’s challenge, to stick to the basics of Zentangle, wasn’t too much of a stretch for me since I usually take a basic, meditative approach when I tangle. What I did do, however, was choose tangles that I don’t use often, if at all, for this challenge. There’s Meer on the bottom, topped with Archer, then Mooka, with a bit of Flukes on the side. I’m not very happy with my Flukes. Turning things on the side changed my perspective somehow, even though I turned my tile! The brain is a very funny place to exist. Especially in mine.
What I do like about this tile is that the random choice of tangles gives it a very graphic, almost cartoonish feel, in my opinion. I like the overall composition, even if I can pick apart some of the details, and even though it wasn’t designed with composition in mind.
By the way, registration for my winter Zentangle session at the Ripa Center is still open. The first class begins next Tuesday at 9:30am and will last for six weeks. To register, visit the Ripa Center site. Hope to see you there next week!
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