This weeks challenge posted by Laura Harms was to draw a string with your eyes shut. Sounds easy right, well it isn't, but from seeing others finished tiles and reading their blogs, it did teach us all a few things. My 1st thought when seeing my string was, wow-that's the worse string I ever made. After staring at it awhile I just decided to let it be what it was, just a string, which is just a basis for a tangle to start, nothing more. I think we all learned that when we take it one line at a time and one tangle pattern at a time, any string can turn into something beautiful. I remember in CZT class, someone said they had a hard time drawing strings and Maria had them come up front and she told her to close her eyes and just draw some lines. In other words, don't stress over what the string looks like, it's just a starting point. When I showed my husband, and told him what the challenge was, he said "Oh, I would think you would close your eyes all the time so your string is always difference". Hmmm, maybe my strings do look too much the same? I think I will be trying this more in the future. Thanks Laura, great challenge!
P.S. When I messed up 'Nzeppel in the lower right hand corner, I just let it be the variation inside the normal pattern. Once again, no mistakes in Zentangle, just opportunities for something different.