Zendala Dare #78
I was so proud of myself this week. I had the whole Zendala Dare ready to go by Wednesday. Two full size samples, great template, awesome post, the whole shebang. Then as I was cleaning up some of my other templates I came across a different template that was dated almost six months ago but with the Halloween fast approaching I think you can see why I needed to change it up.
The obvious spider web motif really caught my eye and I think that the template is pretty cool in general. Here's what I decided to do with it.
People are always telling me that they cannot make a Zentangle because their hand "isn't steady enough." Sure, there may be a little truth to that, but that can be practiced just like anything else. Sometimes I like to complete a tile that is just precise linework to keep my skills up and that is what I did here. It was so relaxing.
Ok, before you look at the second tile, promise not to laugh. : ) I am both embarrassed and extremely pleased with this piece. Embarrassed because it sort of looks like a 5 year old drew it but pleased because I really stepped out of my box.
My vision was to create a piece that used my tangle Senju as a base for the little ghosts but then I just started to see shapes that would lend themselves to all types of Halloween motifs. Not that it's a big deal but I came up with these all on my own. I have never been able to "draw" until I began to Zentangle so to come up with something that is representational at a most basic level is a big deal for me. For the record, I am not a fan of representational Zentangles but you have to admit, this is pretty cute. Even my emaciated bats!
I can't wait to see your traditional or Halloween creations!
Have an amazing week.