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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.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Diva's Challenges # 321 and #322

Exciting news! My spinach has germinated! Oh, right. You don't know that I've been spending most of my daylight hours putting in a "kitchen garden" that will resist the insatiable appetites of the local wildlife--deer, rabbits, chipmunks, birds, squirrels and who knows what else.  This is to explain my recent absence from the blogosphere. I've been tangling daily, posting on Mosaic, but not hanging out with you all :( It's good to be back!

Last week's challenge was to use our non-dominant hand. I had done this once before, for a Diva Challenge, I think, with a wonky N'zeppl. This time, we were asked to use aura tangles. I had been a bit fascinated with an unidentified, Warble-like tangle, and decided to go with that. (Please tell me the name if you know it!) This was an awesome exercise that helped me focus on making one, simple stroke, over and over, without moving my non-dominant hand. The trick was using my dominant hand to put the tile in the right position. A powerful reminder to always, always, turn the tile and keep your drawing hand comfortable. Slow and easy, relaxing.


Later, I did this with my dominant hand for fun.


And on the flip side:


Aquafleur, this week's challenge, has always been problematic when I get to that last little bit that tucks into the center. I decided to combine it with Shattuck, using a new embellishment trending on the Mosaic app, transzending. The goal is to try to achieve a sense of transparency. 


In this week's T3 on the Mosaic app, Rick asked us to explore tangling with our chop.



This Mooka was so much fun, I tried another so I could play with my watercolor markers:



Finally, I taught a Zendala class last Sunday, and made a pillow box with two Zendalas. I cut out the top and turned it into a shadow box frame for my brother's picture.



Thanks, as always, for stopping by. I apologize for my delay, but I should be out blog-hopping again once the fence is up. Have a wonderful week!





6 comments:

  1. Lots of great work. I like the transparency of your Aquafleur. The multi-colored Mooka is beautiful.

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  2. Lovely work! I do love that transparent Aquafleur 😍

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  4. Wow, you were so busy and not just with the garden :-) I do like the Aqaufleur!

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  5. Loved what you did with the aquafleur and Shattuck! Enjoy that spinach.

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