Thursday, October 25, 2012

Only Forward

This week's Diva challenge seemed simple enough. Use stripes or border-like strings to create a Zentangle. I began the first one in a restaurant, waiting for some people to show up. As I saw them coming, I hurried up to finish the first section of the tile. Hurrying through a Zentangle is just not where it's at. However, moving forward is. So, as unhappy as I was about starting one so haphazardly, I knew I had to simply move forward from that point on. And so I did. Part of me wants to say that it's overworked but another part of me really doesn't care. It was fun to do and re-do and fill in and find places to rework. It was so much fun I had to do another. This time I felt more deliberate with each stroke, so the result was a little less complicated.
   None of that really matters, though, as I felt my exercise was to move forward and that was all. I am grateful that this art form can allow us to move with any exercise we choose.


14 comments:

  1. The second tile makes me think of a boardwalk, moving forward!

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  2. Great tiles! I love how you've connected two of your patterns in the middle of the first tile!

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  3. I love both of these Carol. In the first one, I am intrigued by the strands reaching across the middle. In the second, I like the look of the inside of a piano??

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  4. Both wonderful. Love the interconnecting lines on the first one :)

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  5. These are lovely. It's cool how you connected one side of the tile to the other - it's something I should try more often (lol) and I love how in your second tile your striped tangle is horizontal - I imagine being on a rickety bridge overlooking a beautiful tropical rainforest.

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  6. Both so beautifully done and intricate. Fabulous shading. Love how some tangles "transition" in both tiles - I'm learning a lot about that with the entries for this challenge.!

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  7. Both tiles are great but my favorite is the second one. It is so flowy.Great how you did the curly and round tangles on the left en the straight line patterns on the right. It makes a good balance in your tile.

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  8. Both are great. Is there such a thing as a bad one anyway? All are wonderful in their own way I think. I like your comment about always moving forward too.

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  9. Both are great but I like the first one best.. I can look at it for ages.....like a story

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  10. I really love how your work flows--both tiles are wonderful! Beautifully done!

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  11. I love how you've linked the different tangles together in both the pieces. It really ties everything together.
    They are both wonderful tiles!

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  12. carole - a lot of fun stuff going on here! haha! i love how the center of the first tile weaves in and out of the other sections and brings it all together!

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  13. It doesn't matter how or where you start, it always amazes me how wonderful they are. I love seeing your work each and every time you post!

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