This week’s Diva challenge is to do a monotangle of betweed. Betweed is one of my favorite tangles, but when I saw Laura’s, my first thought was, “Looks just like something I would have drawn.” That caused me to do some thinking. Since I’m starting a series of Zendala classes this week, I immediately went in that direction. Since the Renaissance tiles were on my desk, and the white ones were in the Zen Den, I went with the tan.
That was fun, but I thought it might be interesting to see what would happen if I changed the scale. I started a huge betweed Zendala, but abandoned it after only a few strokes because I wasn’t focusing enough and made “mistakes.” So, I did this one.
Happy now, and totally averse to throwing away any tile, I went back with fresh eyes to the one I had abandoned. Embracing my mistakes, I chose to turn them into a focal point. Creating a monotangle limits the options I had for doing so. Since I couldn’t use more tangles, I chose to use some orbs and color.
It turned out to be my favorite of the three. Sometimes the nicest results comes from happy accidents and limitations.