I was able to get back to some weekly challenges now that I am home, even though this has been a busy week with other life stuff.
I started off with the Diva Challenges. The first is a catch up from last week where Erin Olson from The Bright Owl provided a template for us to use. I took the opportunity to try out Frost Flower by Karry Heun and TA-DA from Margaret McKerihan (although the way I used it, it reminds me more of Inapod).
Frost Flower, TA-DA, Flux
Then I got busy with this week’s challenge from guest Sharla Hicks who challenged us to use tangles that use undulating C and S lines. I have to admit that patterns like this are some of my favorites to draw, so I was a happy camper.
I go so caught up in these curves, that when I saw the new zendala template for this week’s Zendala Dare, I just had to keep going!
“I mustache if you like this zendala…”
Be sure to go check out the rest of the undulations going on over at the Diva’s (that sounds naughty) and the zendalas at the Bright Owl.
This week’s Diva Challenge comes to us from guest challenger Cari Sultanik. She is asking us to use tangles that remind us of things natural and organic. These are my favorite tangles to use, and I had just finished some prep tiles for an upcoming class where I will be focusing on organic patterns for one of the classes.
Flux, Marasu, Zinger, Sampson
Diva Dance, Poke Root, Poke Leaf
Here are a couple of others from this week:
The Weekly Zentangle Tangle Video group focused on Fengle this week.
The Square One Facebook group focused on Eye-Wa as this week’s tangle.
Eye-Wa, Srewolf, Perf
Be sure to follow the links above and check out everyone else’s work. It is always so inspiring to see all the different approaches to the same challenge!
This week The Diva challenged us to create a Zentangle tile using our initials as the starting string. (The string is the starting pencil line(s) that guides the space for the tangles). So for me, that meant ‘AM’ as my starting string.
I chose to take 2 approaches for this one. The first is a monotangle of Paradox where I started with big block letters as my string. I spent most of this one looking at it sideways as I was drawing, and by the end, these started reminding me of bizarre bird faces. Do you ever start seeing things in your tangles that you didn’t intend?
On the second tile I used cursive letters for my string and used more organic tangles. This is my favored of the two. It is much more like the work I normally do, plus – no creepy birds staring out at me.
Be sure to check out all the other great tiles posted over on The Diva’s blog.
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