Thursday, January 14, 2016

Diva Challenge #250: " Bringing it Back to the Old School"

It has really been a long time since I have been able to participate in one of the Diva Challenges. I almost made it last week as I really liked the two tangles that were used in the Duotangle. This week's challenge is to go back to the basics of Zentangle®. That basic structure that we all learned and try to teach in our Basic classes. It was to use a square white tile and use only a black pen and a pencil for shading.

I, like the Diva wrote, see all the different things that people are doing and think ... I need to try that. Part of the appeal of tangling and the Zentangle® method is its simplicity. I still have not tried the gems that are popping up all over. I feel  like the last two months I have been in "production mode". Have done little basic tangling. I still have a lot of things to do but this was a nice break.

Here is what I came up with. In addition to only using the basic tools, I also used a string that I use in my basic class. Some, but not all the tangles, are ones that I use in a basic class. I hope you enjoy it.





Tangles Used: Zander, Flux, Zinger, Cadent, Arckles


I have not looked at other posts so am hoping to do so. Would also recommend that if you have not you also visit I am the Diva and see some great pieces of art.

Thanks for visiting. As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged,and appreciated.

Go Tangle !!





10 comments:

  1. You managed to tell a story even in your basics tile---something like "April showers bring May flowers" or a life lesson about rain (adversity) being a necessary precursor to accomplishment (the flowers). (No, I am not drinking).

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  2. You managed to tell a story even in your basics tile---something like "April showers bring May flowers" or a life lesson about rain (adversity) being a necessary precursor to accomplishment (the flowers). (No, I am not drinking).

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  3. I think we all love this challenge and the message in it. Your tile is great, Donald!

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  4. I like your basic tile and the well loved string too.

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  5. Beautiful tile with great composition!

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  6. Love seeing your back, Donald. You have been missed. It has been refreshing to see many of the original beginner tangles showing up this week. Yours is beautiful in it's simplicity. Hope your busy life allows you to participate more :)

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  7. Lovely tile! You've used some of my favorite patterns;-)

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