I have had a very busy but rewarding week. I started a new healthy living plan that I'm calling the Healthy RN. You can read about it here if you are so inclined. I attended a my first book reading, I started my clinical rotations for nursing school and even managed to fit in a little exercise.
I'm working the next three days but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the weather will continue to be as beautiful as it has been. Hopefully I will be able to fit in some Zentangle time because there are a ton of new tangles that I am itching to try!
Zendala Dare #47 - Losing it
It's the first Saturday of the month so this weeks Zendala Dare comes with a little extra challenge. This weeks challenge is called Losing It. As I stated previously, I have embarked on a healthy living journey with the main directive of being healthy and losing weight. In keeping with that theme I thought it would be fun to "lose" part of the template. So this week I want you to remove part of the template when you transfer it. I know many of you already remove or add lines here and there so if you are one of those people, how about removing only half a line or part of a circle or oval. The point of the added challenges is to take your art to a new place and that may be uncomfortable for you. Being uncomfortable is a good thing sometimes.
Now, I know many people do not transfer the template to art paper and honestly, I'm a little perplexed by this. The technique is super simple (you can find it here) and why spend the time creating beautiful Zendala's if you are not using quality materials. Your work is too valuable to not take this extra step. If anyone has trouble with this, please comment below or email me and I will do everything I can to help you out.
So here's this weeks template:
Now transfer the template to a piece of art paper remembering to leave out a shape or line. I think you will be surprised with what a difference it makes.
|Tangles: Zinger, Beadlines, Weave, Beelight|
As you may be able to tell, for my Zendala I removed the vertical ovals on the outside edge. I think it gives the piece a light airy quality that it probably wouldn't have had I left them in.
What will you come up with this week.
Hurry up and link below so we can all see!