Wednesday, January 13, 2016

DIVA Challenge #250 Back To The Old School

This week Laura, the DIVA is challenging us to get back to the old school or basics of Zentangle!  I am also one of the old timers CZT's from class 4 in Oct 2010.  Way before there was anything but white 3.5inch tiles, black pen, and pencil shading.  After reading Laura's post, I tend to agree that sometimes it can be overwhelming with all the choices we have now. 

So, in Laura's words...This week's challenge is for us to go back to the roots of this Zentangle thing.

This week challenge is to create a piece on a WHITE 3.5" square tile, with a Black pen and pencil for shading.  To take the time to slow down and enjoy the process.  Enjoy the feel of the pen on the paper.  Create a string, and maybe use 4 or 5 tangles you really enjoy.

don't think about composition.  don't think about how you want it to look in the end.  Just put your pen to paper and begin and enjoy the process.  after all.  It's ABOUT the process.  Not the product.

I decided to take it one step further and not even think about which tangle I would use or put where.  I got out my old Zentangle kit, with the legend, and the 20 sided die (forgot name right now).  I drew my border, string and rolled the die and did whichever number came up.  No planning that way! 
I rolled Tipple, Crescent Moon, Keeko, Florz, and Flux and did them in the order they came up, without knowing what was coming next.  I slowed way down and really just enjoyed the process!
Thanks, Laura! 


13 comments:

  1. Great tile, and wasn't it nice to not have to think, but just enjoy the process!

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  2. The shading really lifts this tile. Very nice work.

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  3. Fantastic shading Sue. Great flux!

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  4. Great tile! It's really elegant and you've used several of my "mac 'n cheese" patterns too;-)

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  5. Great tile Sue. Neat idea to go back to kit and use the die.

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  6. Sue, your tile turned out great! Amazing, isn't it, that if we do what Rick and Maria taught us, we come up with a winner! I love that you did one pattern at a time as they were revealed to you. Your faith in the process really paid off!

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  7. Excellent drawing. I forgot about the dice in the kit, I must look it out again,

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  8. Great tile and I love the way you chose your tangles. I get that kit out so rarely now, I did not even think about using the icosahedron.

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  9. So, you proved again that this way there will be beauty!!!

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  10. What a beautiful tile wit great shading. I love it!

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