Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Unstoppable Fife

I missed last week's "Biggify" Diva Challenge, dang it. Instead of busy holidays, I have relaxing ones. I tend to do all the fun things I don't get to do when I'm busy with my graphics work. So my routine (as loose as it may be!) gets turned around. I usually do the challenge on Tuesday mornings. I go to breakfast with a friend and do some chatting and tangling. Even if my friend can't make it, I go anyway, enjoying a little time that I set aside just to relax with the Zentangle process. Last week, I devoted that time to a new project that needed a big focus. I took the same focused intent I use for Zentangle, and applied it to the new project: I processed my thoughts and notes just like a Zentangle-- starting with a 'string' foundation, and letting everything else flow from there. It was great fun and as I shuffled my pages of notes to find a good order, I felt like I was turning my tile to see what was there. Awesome fun.
   This past Tuesday, I had breakfast with my friend, but there was much to talk about, so we didn't touch the Zentangles. BUT... that same day I had to get my car serviced and had to wait a good bit for it to be finished. I always carry my Zentangle stuff with me (see this post), and so I had plenty of fun while I waited. I played with this week's challenge, using the new tangle Fife, and could not stop. I kept adding the little shapes behind, then behind again, finding all the corners I could connect long after I thought I would be finished. FUN FUN!! Then to shade it was even more delicious. Finding all the little 'behinds' is like finding little treasures as I move around the tile, feeling each little mark as a world on its own.
  Thank you, Laura, Molly, Jann, and thanks to the guys at the car service place for taking longer than was scheduled... It gave me an opportunity to see Fife in an unstoppable way. Hmmm. Now I am wondering if that has anything to do with the other project I'm working on...


13 comments:

  1. PRETTY!!!! It reminds me of the loom-like produce we all used to make potholders as kids!

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  2. It's beautiful, can't wait to try it.
    Cheryl :)

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  3. I love what you've done with this tangle.

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  4. Wow, you do have lots of behinds. I like the change of scale too - creates some interesting tension.

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  5. I love your blogs Carole. You are so inspiring!! <3

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  6. Nice monotangle. I love how it's sticking out on the sides like little leaves or blades of grass (am I thinking of Spring already??)

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  7. Love this! I think I got lost in it. The size variation is very cool.

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  8. It's clear that you got maximum fun out of this! Hooray! It looks fantastic!

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