And so it was this week. The Diva challenged us to tangle with straight lines only. I knew I wanted to draw bands of Shard, a tangle I rarely use despite it being a close cousin to Baton which is one of my favourites. I almost grabbed a square tile, then I remembered my 3Zs! A little box of precious triangles I treated myself to earlier this year!
|Diva #368 - Shard / 3Z tile / pigment ink / graphite|
I recently took myself a week long holiday at home. Time spent with loved ones, away from normal activities, chores, hours spent on this computer. We talked, we read, we ate cakes, we laughed, loved, listened to starlings singing from the fir tree, we slept late and long, and walked out on a grey day to a beautiful little churchyard. And of course I wanted to tangle, but didn't want to be rooting through options. So before I 'left' I packed up a little set. 3 tiles cut down from Zentangle Apprentice tiles, to something postcard shaped (roughly measuring 11 x 8 cm). My trusty black Uni Pin 01, a turquoise Copic SP I very rarely reach for, a Zig Clean Color Brush in Haze blue and a pencil and stump. And these are the tiles that came from that.
|Bran and Printemps / Shattuck, Bunzo, Clob, Beadlines, Printemps / Huggins, Antidots, Clob|
To summarise - I like having choices, but not too many. I like limitations too, but only if I know I can break free!