The Diva’s challenge this week was certainly a challenge to me. I LOVE looking other people’s light and airy tangles. I just can’t do them.
My first thought was to do something more like zentangle-inspired art instead of a true zentangle. I thought maybe It would be easier if I started with a flower-like string. This is what I came up with. Not my style. Looks half-baked to me.
OK – I thought maybe I’d try something somewhat more like a true Zentangle string. This one I think is a little better, but I don’t think very “Zen.” Looks like a bunch of evil eyes. I know if I “finished” it, that I could salvage it, but that would not meet the challenge. Back to the drawing board…
|Birdie’s Tangle – no go|
I thought I’d try my DD’s original tangle (which I did not do properly, so I was told.) Clearly, this was going nowhere. In desperation, I asked her to make a string for me. She drew the loopiest string in town. Looked like a plate of spaghetti. I had the great idea to just leave all of the smaller loops white. I thought it looked pretty good and was about to pat myself on the back. Then she looked over and said, “Is that what you call space?” <sigh>
|Is That What You Call Space?|
Finally, I tried using a pre-strung tile to my ATC and starting from there. By this time, my pencil was worn to a nub and everyone was wondering when we would have supper, so it wasn’t too hard to just say NO to adding more.
Don’t be surprised if you see these at a later time when I’ve “finished” them!