The charming Diva issued a real doozy of a challenge to us this week - to create a Zentangle Tile or Zentangle-Inspired Art piece using VERDIGOGH and DEX - and only these two tangles! Eeeeeeeeeeekkk! Yeah, I'll confess I found this challenge a bit intimidating. Dex is so very linear and Verdigogh is so thoroughly organic..I hummed. I hawed. I let it ferment all week, in fact, and never even TRIED to put pen to tile or paper. Five days on I realized - DUH! [insert visual of forehead slap here]. The Diva didn't say we couldn't use TANGLEATIONS of the tangles, just that we had to use BOTH tangles and NO OTHER tangles! Well, that opened up a whole world of play and suddenly it started working. Synapses fired, neurons signalled and hand went to pen and tile....in the end, I think it looks rather like an old afghan or patchwork quilt, used as a picnic tablecloth with either the wildflowers and grass peeking from beneath or maybe that's actually the fringe of the increasingly ball-y yarn fringe of the afghan.... *G*
PS - I just discovered I have 89 FOLLOWERS! Wow! Thanks everyone - I feel very privileged that you want to share my art world with me; I'll try to keep new things coming for you to enjoy and stART using in your own ways. Thank you!