Thursday, April 21, 2011

Simple El-EGGance

Ok, so I just had to find an egg word and join in the Diva Challenge once eggain.


What really motivated me to do more on the challenge was browsing through the entries submitted so far. It's fun to get a cup of coffee, settle in, and walk down the blog hallways, peeking in each door, to see what beauty lies within. I was particularly moved by Lois Stokes' response to the challenge. The simplicity of her Zentangle tile really spoke to me.
   Lately my tiles have naturally become more involved. I have tons of fun with that, but today, Lois and the Egg nudged me into a place of simplicity. The egg itself, in all its simple glory, seems to whisper: "KISS" (Keep it Simple, Sweetie!). So that's what I did. 
   Again, in love with the elEGGance of limits, I used one of Zentangle's pre-strung tiles. Since circles are my favorite shape to tangle, I simply filled the spaces with whatever size egg shape fit. Coloring in spaces is my next favorite thing, so geez, how much more fun could I have this morning?
   Thank you, Lois, Laura, Zentangle, and the simple little egg. 



12 comments:

  1. I knew you would do something amazing with this challenge!

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  2. OOoooooo, lovin' this! Isn't it strangely peace-bringing to simply draw the eggs, over and over? I found that the part I love best! Weird, huh?

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  3. Yes,stART! It's a natural rhythm for me as well. For me, eggs also represent rhythm itself. (They didn't call it the 'rhythm method' for nothing, yes?)

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  4. eggstrardinary to say the least (and also lol over rhythm!!)

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  5. That works really well, both as a finished piece and as an answer to the challenge. Well done.

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  6. Hey Carole-- Linda Farmer has a list of all the original tangles on her website. I think the black ones are the ones that aren't out yet or the colored ones are - I'm not sure which are which now. LOL Forgetful in my old age! Anyhow, you coul look thru them and pick out a couple or three for the next "Beyond" class. Might be fun. See ya Suzi

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  7. "Simple" Ideas are the best. A great tile!!

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  8. Whispering Aloha to you Carole ~ Mahalo for the beauty ~ your work ~ simply inspirational

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