Monday, 10 March 2014

I have arrived


Within a few weeks of starting this (teach myself) Zentangle thing last summer I noticed a few marker stones on the road ahead - points that if I could reach them I would know I was heading in the right direction.

My first tile drawn with a Micron 01 - which happened sometime around August. My first tile submitted to an online challenge followed in September with a warm welcome at Adele's place! I've had a go at introducing colour. I've learned tonnes more tangles. And even had a go at designing one of my own (watch this space...). This week has already seen another first - my first Zendala. But the time has come to reach another of those significant markers - to enter my first Diva Challenge (#158). Her name echoes around most places Zentangle related - like a rumour, like a myth. But it wasn't half as scary as I expected!

I simply drew a tile with the two tangles she suggested this week - Crescent Moon and Diva Dance - both of which I'd used before. And this is what I got - 

 

To me it looks like a magical magnifying glass held up to the trunk of a tree - and in its lens we see a vortex drawing us in, to who knows where.

14 comments:

  1. Very fun tile! I love how it looks magnified.

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  2. You are incredibly talented! I have seen your work - specifically on Adele's String Thing - and can't believe you're a relative novice tangler (like myself). I have so much to learn from you - I love this take on the duotangle.
    Great stuff! Axxx

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  3. Great tile. I do like to use Diva Dance when I am doing a ZIA tree. I can see it here. Nice work.

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  4. Beautiful tile and your shading is great!

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  5. I really love your narration for this piece just as much as I love the piece itself! You are very talented - with words & lines!

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  6. Woo I love it! I love how you have depth in the center!

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  7. Welcome and glad that you took the step to openly participate. I have been participating for a little over a year and really enjoy it. I like your magnifying class. Is a unique variation of Crescent Moon.

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  8. Love love love that magnified Crescent Moon piece! Awesome!

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  9. yep, exactly what I see too! Great work, awesome tile :)

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  10. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and feedback. Such a warm welcome to my first Diva Challenge. I can't wait for the next one!

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