Friday, July 17, 2015

Zendala Dare # 102: Two in a Row & a New Job

The Bright Owl is on a roll posting two Zendala Dares in a row. She does have a reason to be pleased with her ability to do this as she is starting a new job which allows her to use her Nursing degree. Starting a new job while exciting is also stressful. Hopefully, creating her zendala allowed her to relax a little. This is an interesting template. Kind of fits in with this week's Diva Challenge on simplicity. Last week's template had a multitude of sections. This one had a lot of larger space. Simplicity and  easy are not always synonymous. I actually had more difficulty deciding what to do with this template. I finished this earlier but did not get around to posting it right away. That is probably a good thing as this is one of those tiles that my first reaction was so-so. After letting it set a while and then looking at it again, I am more pleased with it. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.

Tangles used: Betweed, Cubine, Flux, Shattuck, Blooming Butter with Mak-Rah-Mee, Cadent, Antidots, & Zander.
The shading is done with 2B and 4B pencils. 

The center ring is somewhat inspired by some stacked circles that I have seen on the FB Stacked and Tangled page. Did not really turn out exactly like I envisioned, but that is okay.  Have only looked at The Bright Owl's blog a little. The last I looked there were only a few things posted. I hope more take the time to  do something and post it. I know it is hard and there are more challenges now than when she first started the Zendala Dare. I enjoy doing them and it is different than the other challenges and FB page ideas/focus. Not sure that I will get to every one she posts and will probably have to rotate what I participate in a little. If you have time, check out what others have done at The Bright Owl and try it yourself. 

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

Go Tangle !!


  1. Donald, thank you for all your kind words about the Zendala Dare. It's a bit tricky to find the time to post them each week but I enjoy it so much! I love what you did with this weeks template and enjoyed your asymmetrical take on it!

    1. There is a little symmetry to this it is just not what typically do with a zendala. In the mid area there are alternating organic and structured tangles.

  2. We both started with Betweed in the center, but went so different after that. Isn't that what we love about the challenges, see what others do!?
    Like you, I hope that more tanglers will enter the Dares again. Maybe in my next blog post of the Dive Challenge, I'll tell people that Erin is back, because probably a lot of them will not know about it.
    BTW, I like your zendala!

  3. I like the variation in your tile.
    I also found that it was in line with the diva challenge. I tried to keep the simplicity too.
    Great result.

  4. Your tile is beautiful and with my favorite Betweed. I found this one also difficulter then the dare before. But you made it Lovely. And i hope Erin wil continu Every week.

  5. I hope erin will continu also !!!
    I like you work Donald, its different! but beautyfull

  6. Great use of all those tangles. I was able to leave more white space than I usually do. Always like to check out your take on things.


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