Zentangle is...

The Zentangle® Method, created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Diva's Weekly Challenge #238: Tri-Bee (and the Blue Funk)

When I first saw this week's tangle, Tri-Bee, it seemed so easy. That should have been a sign! Probably overthinking it, I was quickly discouraged by my efforts in my sketchbook. I grabbed a blue tile anyway, and jumped in feet first. Blue Micron 01, blue washed tiled. This was going to be great! WRONG! The blue ink was bleeding all over! I tried to remedy to the situation by barely touching the paper, and moving really FAST! (This reminded me of the fiasco last week with the tea and the stencil!) I quickly filled in the string, held it out at arm's length and grabbed a Gelly Roll Moonlight pen in order to have a thicker ink.
This attempt left me feeling blue.

This morning, after a long walk in my favorite park, where I saw a blue (!) heron and several deer, I felt ready to have another go at Tri-Bee.

This feels much more relaxed! Lesson learned: when life puts you in a blue funk, take a walk!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I am truly grateful for your visit!


  1. I so enjoy reading your journeys and how you share, what you think of as "fails". No such thing. The first tile has a charm of its own you know :) I can see you adding a quote or sentiment to that right side area and making a lovely card from it or adding it to an art journal spread!

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    1. These are both lovely pieces! I agree with Jean about a quote for the first one. The color and design are beautiful. (Typo in my first comment)

  3. I totally agree with Jean ... both are wonderful!!

  4. I like both of them too and also like Jean's idea about the card/quote. I'm curious about what caused the ink to run. I think you handled it well.

  5. Wise words coming from Jean!!! I like both and think I can see your calmness in the second.

  6. Despite the things that went 'wrong', the blue tile is still my favorite :-)

  7. Both tiles are beautiful, Jennifer! So different, and each so nice! The blck edges in the second one make it pop !

  8. Both tiles are very nice and I particularly like the second drawing.

  9. Both tiles are very nice and I particularly like the second drawing.

  10. Very beautiful Both tiles and Lovely blue coloured.


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