The challenge for this week is: can you do a Zentangle without using existing patterns or tangeleations* of them? And what are your experiences while doing so?
I read, and re-read the challenge on Monday and then went on packing for a camping trip I was going on with my husband. At that point, I wasn't even sure if I would do the challenge because I thought, what was the point in doing a zentangle tile without using existing patterns. Isn't that what I love about the zentangle method of art? No thinking, planning, or sketching involved... just tangle and let the beauty unfold before you.
We left Tues morning for our trip and of course I took my zentangle supplies in case I had time to get to the challenge and because I like to always have them with me. This was just a short trip, 2 nights and 3 days, and back home Thursday afternoon. Well, on Weds afternoon my husband was going to go fishing, and although I enjoy that too, I stayed behind to tangle. As I pondered what to do with this unique challenge, I did a zendala tile with existing patterns and then decided to take a walk with my camera for inspiration. Here is what I found....
Here is the my tile based on this inspiration.....
It looks like a zentangle tile to me, but I have to agree with Maria that you lose the zen part of zentangle by all the thinking and planning involved.
I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else has done with this challenge. Laura, you were right...this was a doozy of a challenge!
Here's a few pictures of our camping trip, just for fun!
|Two cow moose on our way to the campground.|
|We've been camping in this pop-up for almost 20 years now (since the kids were little)!|
|Nothing like brauts over the campfire coals|
|Lots of hummingbirds to enjoy!|
|Nice brown trout that Doug caught....just long enough|
for picture...released back into the river