Saturday, February 4, 2012

Challenge #56/Non Dominatrix*v.2

Okay, I've put it off long enough...time for the DIVA's weekly challenge!  This challenge is one we did last year and one I find really a zentangle with your non-dominant hand.   It's hard when you are a type A personality and like to think you are in control.  Yes, you notice I said like to think you are in control.....I have learned over the years, raising children, etc that we really aren't in control of very many things.  I also like to think that I have mellowed some since I retired a couple years ago and spend a lot more time tangling.  Oh, who am I kidding, this challenge was still hard for me, but I did it!  I used a ATC size tile and did everything with my "left" hand, string, tangles, shading, and initials.  What normally would have taken me 15 minutes for this size tile, took me 45 minutes....going really slow and concentrating on each stroke.  In my mind I heard myself saying all the things I tell my students, hold the pen lightly, deliberate strokes, etc...and still my left hand had a mind of it's own at times, as it waved out of control.  I also noticed that I had to hold the pen really close to the tip to get any kind of control (there's that word again).   Okay, I will admit that there are a lot of good lessons learned from this challenge, but hope we won't have to do it again until next year! 


  1. Please don't forget that you are not only one doing it and everyone feel the same as you when doing the challenge, even the Diva herself. Well done for doing it and I think your work is absolutely beautiful and unique for non-domination hand.

  2. Very nice to read that an experienced artist there also much effort to do to get the lines straight. It's done a nice thick compliment.
    Greetings from holland.

  3. I thought it was a great challenge...and your tile turned out beautiful!! Thanks for the nice compliment on my blog!