This week’s Diva Challenge by guest blogger Jane Reiter is to start with a Bijou tile and then stack it on progressively bigger squares. I cannot remember the last time I had so much fun with a challenge! And was so surprised.
I thought it would be quick. After all, how long can it take to do 1 Bijou and a couple of border tangles. How about, um, 6 hours? Or a bit more.
First, I had to find a frame, because I know I would lose some pieces if I just let the stack lie around like I usually do. Going through my frame stash, I found 2 of these. Since I am still doing pretty much everything on Renaissance tiles these days, I thought I should get some tan/renaissance/brown paper for the stacks. I tried making my own using spray ink. That just made a mess.
So, I dug out my scrapbook paper and started cutting “almost-squares.” Even with my fancy Creative Memories paper cutter, I could not get a true square. So, in Zentangle fashion, I told my critic to shut it and decided to use what I had. As an aside, one of the things I like best about Zentangle is the ability to create art without making a mess. Well, not today.
Between all of the papers, tools, and pencils and pens, I made quite the mess today.
I used a white Bijou tile quite frankly because I forgot I had black ones. But then I colored it with some of the pens and pencils I bought to try out on Renaissance tiles. I really love how it turned out.
It is after 2 am, now, so excuse any “unusual” English. I was too excited to go to bed. I really wanted to finish this project. Then I couldn’t wait to share it with you.
I’m hoping to have time to make one for the other frame. I think a pair of them would be lovely on my wall.
My A to Z of Zentangle blog challenge starts Friday. Be sure to stop by every day in April for a new post. I think you will like it.