The challenge is to use the funds diamond logo as a string. So far, no big deal. The second part of the challenge is to use only diamond like tangles to complete the tile. Really? Nothing curvy, curly, organic or naturey (I know that's not an actual word, but I'm frustrated so I get to do things like that!)? But that's why it's called a challenge, right?
Instead of diving in I decided to answer some emails, do laundry, go out to lunch, take a walk with the hubby, cook dinner, make a dessert and watch a movie. You would have thought I had a biology test to study for. I decided to peruse my blog roll and saw that my friend and fellow blogger Carole Ohl, CZT of Open Seed Arts had written a post very similar to how I was feeling but she got her tile done so what was I waiting for?
Now don't get me wrong, I love the Diva's challenges and truly appreciate all the work that she and her guests put into them but sometimes when I look at them I feel like I am starting on my first Zentangle ever. I feel like I only have three tangles in my arsenal and I have never drawn a string before. It's a weird twist of human nature that we get halted like this, and some of us more than others. So once again I sat at my work table....(wait for it).......and watched 3 episodes of Parenthood on Netflix. Maybe the challenge can wait until tomorrow?
That was starting to sound good but then I took an updated look at my blog roll and saw that my friend and ambulance partner Jenn of Girl Defying Gravity had posted a challenge tile. Jenn was one of my star students (yes Chris, Greg, Andrea, and Margarito and Su, you were all stars too!) in my first Zentangle class that I conducted last week. I'm glad she has taken to Zentangle so readily but trying to upstage the teacher, really? Not only had she participated in the challenge but her tile was really beautiful. You can check it out here. (While your there check out the tile with the J in the same post. That is her second Zentangle EVER. Unbelievable!) Oh no, this would not do. I will own this challenge!
I began by printing out the logo and then transferring it to a tile using pencil lead and an embossing tool. This is what the completed tile looked like.
|Tangles: Florz, Ambler, Cubine|
I thought the completed tile was ok but I felt like it was missing something. Like I said at the beginning of this post, Zentangle has helped me to just let things be and as hard as I wanted to follow that sentiment I just couldn't. Then I remembered reading a post the other day, I wish I could tell you who's, but the artist recommended photographing a piece to see it in a different light. So that what I did and it hit me like a brick. It was clear what needed to be done. Such a little change made such a big difference.
So, can you see it?
Do you think it made a difference or should I have left it alone?
Let me know, I value your feedback.