Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I never know

This week's Diva challenge is centered on JJ LaBarbera's tangle, Huggy Bear. I thought it would be fun to fill every section of the string with the same tangle. In true Zentangle® fashion, I had no idea what this would end up looking like. I don't ever feel confident starting out with a dotted grid, as I don't ever space them out very evenly. But that's all the more reason to love this art form... I never know what will happen! If I was able to space out the dots evenly, I most probably would be tempted to have more control over the whole thing. As it goes for me, the lack of control is usually way more fun!
   Once I had my basic circles going, other things began to happen, so I just followed the lead of my little voice of intuition. No thinking, just moving. No second guessing, just moving. No judgement, just moving. Always a metaphor for life itself. The fun really is in the process. The outcome might be pleasing, too, but if I had known where I was going before I got there, I would have lost a lot of the joy of the journey. Expectation can be a real buzzkill.
   I had a great time!!! Thanks, JJ and Laura!


“One does not discover new lands 
without consenting to lose sight of the shore 
for a very long time.”
Andre Gide


15 comments:

  1. Your journey was fun and it shows in your tile!

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  2. Wow the differences in the angle and the size always leaving the space between, add a little shading and you get magic! I love, love, love, your creative mind and what comes out as you proceed to create beauty!

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  3. Wow! How amazing! I can't believe how cool this is.

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  4. This is really cool and your shading is exceptional!

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  5. Wow, this is really a great piece to show how a somewhat grid based tangle can be loosened up and adapted. Amazingly and creatively filled and shaded. I would have loved to watch you create this! Inspirational...

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  6. Love this interpretation! So simple but arresting!

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  7. Simplicity speaks so loudly! This is a great Huggy Bear variation. You've done it again, Carole.
    Great post, too.

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  8. Big hugs Carole, I love the way your huggy bear is bursting with voluptuousness!!

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  9. This is PERFECT! Love the shading and the simple lines.

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  10. Pebble beach! I ove it when the tangle tells you what to do!

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  11. Love the freedom of this tile...and thanks for the wonderful quote. It's a good reminder.

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  12. I love your philosophy. I agree that of control is way more fun. It's all about letting go and enjoying the ride.

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