Thank you, Laura, thank you!
For a few month I had a strange feeling when trying to tangle. I didn’t know what was wrong but when I read your entry this week I thought: „Yes, that’s it!“
The important thing about Zentangle is for me that it’s easy and for everyone possible and over the last months I kept thinking that I’m not good enough or that I have not the right muse for amazing tiles and I was very frustrated. I kept searching for the right paper, for pens and for something that would make my pictures special. I pinned lots of beautiful Zentangle pictures on Pinterest and I tried to find that special thing that makes every little picture so amazing.
During all that time I forgot my main reason for loving Zentangle and Laura aka the Diva reminded me of it.
I had to take a look: I tried my first Diva challenge on July 17 in 2011 and it was #30: „String Theory vV Initialize“.
I haven’t done every challenge but I think I saw every one of them and there is still time to try them all, right?
I hope there‘ ll be lots of years more of Lauras stories about her boys and her life and her amazing pictures and ideas each week!
This is so much fun and I’m really thankful that I found her side.
I loved the challenge this week but I’m not very happy about my results *sigh* The first try:
I can’t believe I missed nearly four challenges but I had no time! *sigh*
I don’t even know why my days are so loaded with everything right now but it’s like I wake up in the morning and I start running and when I go to bed I’m still running… very annoying and not very healthy!
This weeks challenge was some kind of surprise for me.
Remember the entry in which I told you I killed my pen during one zentangle on an orange?
I went out and bought a new pen but because of all the stress in my life lately I wasn’t paying attention and bought the wrong pen! Instead of another micron 0.1 I took micron 1.0 home with me… much bigger than I wanted to have!
I discovered this when I wanted to tangle on this weeks challenge and at first I was all „Oh, no! It’s the wrong one!“ and then I just tried the new one, not for the challenge but just to see how much bigger he is – and what did I discover? He is perfect for calligraphy!
I tried different letters and fonts and though I’m the absolut beginner I really love how it looks.
So my mispurchase was really a gift for me!
And because I like trying the new pen I made two tiles for this weeks challenge:
A = A-fog
U = Up n down
T = Tipple
U = Undu
M = Msst
N = Nuwave
And just because I discovered the pattern of a fellow german who got inspired by African artists I had to do another one:
I tried to use the pattern called African Art but I got confused during the tile and now it looks differnt but I like it nevertheless. I think my „Herbst“ was jumping with Artoo of the slide in the pile of leaves 🙂
Sadly my photos don’t show you the real color in this pictures but I like them very much!
After last week where I had no time to try the challenge (my whole family got the cold and all we did was freezing and coughing and feeling sorry for ourself) I wanted to do something special for the challenge. Then I saw our task and I sat and thought „Oh, my…“ I didn’t know what to chose!
I looked around and then I suddenly saw some leftover from our family cold 🙂 You have to know when I get cold (or my husband or our son) I’m the one who buys lots of healthy teas and fruits and things like this. One of this shoping trips involved a fruit bag with orange in it – which were awful! They couldn’t be fresh or even healthy! So two of them got left behind while we were eating yummy things instead 🙂
Sadly I forgot that this kind of fruit often comes with some kind of wax film on it – it killed one of my pens 😦
I think I have tried two or three zendalas before and I’m usually not happy with my results but I love watching what other people came up with. They always look so easy and flowing and I envy everyone who can draw them…. and this week I could too!