Boom! September is done. This was one of those fly-by months. If only we had 31 days I suppose it would have seemed longer. Instead, it went by out of my control, as did last week, and I never had a chance to post my challenge tile that had been completed earlier in the week. When this Monday arrived, and the new Diva Zentangle Challenge was posted, it was too late to post my tile in response to last week’s challenge. Therefore, you can consider this post a twofer.
The tile above is from Diva Challenge #285, where we were challenged to simply tangle as though no one was watching. It was liberating, and fun, and flowing, and relaxed. At least for me. My tangles included Beeline, Yincut, Printemps, Purk and Munchin. Some of these tangle choices were old favorites, and a few are rarely selected so I decided to gain some experience on this tile, since no one was watching, right? I loved the process of just relaxing into it without a plan, and I’m happy with the result.
This week, Diva Challenge #286, was more structured, in fact very structured since we were told to draw all straight lines. Haha, I guess you can see where that one went – in a not very awesome direction. Maybe it was partially my fault for attempting to straighten otherwise curvy tangles like Diva Waltz and Indyrella, and even the close lines in Knase. That’s where an ornery approach will get me. Paradox and Flukes fit the theme, but I was so unrelaxed with this challenge that even those tangles had issues. Can you find the “mistake”? Perhaps I should have added a Bronx Cheer instead of what I did to “fix” my error, but that would have violated the straight line rule of the challenge. I find this tile disconcerting to look at with a lot of misguided energy that became channeled into triangular forms. I’m glad this week was a twofer because if you had landed on this blog and tile for the first time, you may never have returned!
Better luck next week.
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.