Fellow CZT Laura Harms from Saskatoon is offering up (or throwing down) a weekly Zentangle challenge to anyone who has the notion to participate. I love a good throwdown (in a more partying context, not a fighting one!), especially one with a theme. The theme for this first week is "simplicity."
Inspired by Laura's tile, I sat with some simplicity for a while, but it took me a minute to really be able to GET simple. My first tile went like this... starting simple enough, but then it kept talking to me and making me do other things to make it not so simple. Oh well, I was listening so that's what I did.
I sat some more with simplicity, and I could feel it wasn't ready to come forward just yet. I started two more tiles and I could feel they were going to get all tangled up and hook me into another spiral of detail (which would be really fun, but...). I laid them aside for another day, and started anew. I felt that for me, this little exercise was about getting to a place where detail and thought give way to deliberate rhythm and repetition.
Finally... "Ahh", with an added bunch of rays and a spiral middle. Just what Dr. Laura ordered! Thanks, Laura. That was fun!