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.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Diva's Challenge #308

Mac 'n' Cheese. Comfort food. Familiar. Memory-filled. Easy. Go-to.

This week, the Diva challenged us to do a tile with our "mac 'n' cheese" tangles. Mine was not at all what I would have expected. First, when I went to choose a tile to use, I saw my Renaissance pre-strung Zendalas, which I still have after 2 years!! I love doing Zendalas, but have never felt totally comfortable with the tan paper. I decided that the Zendala love would overcome the tan fear :)  Second, I chose a string that seemed Mooka-esque. Mooka, one of my comfort tangles, seemed like a good idea, until I started drawing and couldn't identify any sections of the string. What was I going to do?!?
Jump the fence!! After all, a string is a guideline, not a hard and fast border, right?
I started slow and easy, still under the doctor's orders to limit drawing to thirty minutes a day. Not something I'm comfortable with, since I usually stay with a tile until I'm done. Squid came to mind. And from there on out, over a few days, things just happened. I like the results.

Happy Spring! Or Autumn! Thanks, as always, for stopping by! "In-joy" your week!

Ghimghoul Garden, here in Chapel Hill


  1. Omigosh! Your Zendala is stunning Jennifer! It reminds me of Michele Beauchamp's work and that's no easy feat. Kudos to you;-)

  2. Wow Jennifer, how can you say "I'm not comfortable with Renaissance tiles." This is one of the best I heve seen from you, really fantastic, I love it!!!

  3. Indeed, this is GORGEOUS!!! So, maybe I'll try a Renaissance tile too ... one day :-)

  4. Oh, my, I'll bet you use those tiles more often now. Gorgeous!

  5. It reminds me of Michele Beauchamp's work and that's no easy feat. Kudos to you.



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