Wednesday, May 11, 2011

21 Oof

Our 21st Diva challenge was to get to know the new Zentangle® pattern, Oof. Yay! a new tangle to play with!


I was surprised that this challenge was my most difficult! I felt really out of synch with my pen this week. I also realized that making the diamond shapes I needed to begin the Oof Tangle, were not in the "things I do well" drawer. For some reason, this tripped me up every time. I'm not a very precise tangler, so lining things up makes me a little nervous. I don't think I ever did settle into a flow with it.
   The Zentangle process asks us to be patient with ourselves, take our time, be deliberate and let things flow. Once again, my exercise was to allow the marks to be where they are, whether they are in step or out of step with the way a tangle's steps go! Lemonade from lemons. And I felt like I had many lemons in these three tiles. Some don't resemble the Oof tangle, some have just a hint of it left, and I'm thinking one, at least, is bare bones Oof.
    Thank you, Laura, and thank you Zentangle!!
  

13 comments:

  1. 3 gorgeous tiles! Oof ta da! In the north they say oofda....for mistakes etc. but your oof is not a mistake it is a masterpiece!

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  2. Carol, I love all 3, and your Oof tangelations are wonderful. I really enjoy your spin on Oof, it's all about making it our own!

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  3. Wow Carole, you have made Oof dance!

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  4. PrOof that mistakes bring magic......love it. m

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  5. Oh, but I love the middle one - it looks like a happy quilt!

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  6. I'm not precise either, so I understand your trepidation. But you're the only one who might notice, because these are drop-dead gorgeous (and much more precise than mine, lol!).

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  7. Beautiful artwork is your forte, dear, and this tile just proves it so!

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  8. Oh my...beautiful! I have just discovered the wonderful world of Zentangle, and I am addicted. Yours are absolutely wonderful! Hope mine will look as wonderful someday!

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  9. I think these are terrific. I like the inexactness of them. Lemonade is way better than lemons any day!
    --Margaret

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  10. I think they are great! I have just discovered Zentangle too, and do nothing that resembles a certain pattern, but I am having fun! Your work is beautiful!

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  11. You may not think you're a very precise tangler, but you're a glorious, fun, imaginative, delightful tangler! Your Zentangles and Zentangle inspired art always make my heart happy every single time. Even Maria isn't 100% precise every time out of the gate! lol

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  12. Wonderful!
    And I understand your restraint ;-) . I didn´t cope with this challenge until now – and it is the pattern that makes me hesitate… But perhaps I will give a try now that I read your post.
    Thank you for sharing and motivating me!

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