Diva Challenge 227 – A very challenging week!

22nd July, 2015 / Zentangle / 10 Comments

Laura Harms, AKA “The Diva” is taking some time off this summer and has invited some guest bloggers to issue the weekly challenges for her. Lee Darter gave us the challenge this week and, for me at least, it was a doozy! She gave us a 3 ring circus themed challenge based on her family’s vacation near the Ringling Brothers’ Museum in Sarasota, FL. We were tasked to use Cack (by Adele Bruno) and Tropicana (by Kate Ahrens) as our first 2 tangles, and then choose one more from the following: Florz, Linq (by Lara Williams), or Fescu.

I had to play around in my sketchbook to get a handle on Cack and Linq – both are patterns that I had not used before.

Practice, practice, practice.

Practice, practice, practice.

After a bit of experimenting, (and a couple of tiles that will never see the light of day but did give me some shading practice) I was able to actually create a tile that I was satisfied with.

Cack, Linq, and Tropicana

Cack, Linq, and Tropicana

So while I don’t think Cack will make it into my often used tangles, Linq might, and it feels pretty good to have kept working on them until I felt competent drawing them.

Are there any tangles that you have struggled with that you now love? Let me know below….

 


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