There has been a lot on this week taking up mental space - a bit of taking on more than I should on one hand, then being asked to take on more than I'd planned with something else. So this week's post nearly didn't happen. I didn't even make it to Joey's challenge this week.
|Another birthday for Mr 16 was one of the reasons. A nice zentangle spiral there lol.|
I'm self taught at zentangle due to no CZTs in my home town. I would love just one lesson with a qualified CZT to help me get my head around the mindfulness side of this beautiful craft. This diva challenge did teach me a lot though. The main thing being that just diving in with no plan or idea is NOT relaxing for me. In fact quite the opposite. I have great difficulty pulling tangles out of thin air and I discovered I grit my teeth. I got quite stressed by the experience and I think that has come out in the tile.
So then I decided to do a tile I'd been planning for Square One including fife which was the featured tangle. Much better, and much easier to get into the zone with a little bit of structure in place.
Travelling Tangles - looking back
One of the things I like sending people as travelling tangles are gems - I get great ideas from seeing what other people do with them! The following two I was quite blown away by. I sent both these ladies facetted gems rather than round or curvy ones, and I love what they did with them.
|Finished by Sandy in the USA|
I love those little extra hints of red. And this one
|Finished by Kim in the Netherlands|
That's all for now. Toby says hi! He has been stealing offcut strips from when I cut my own tiles out of the bin to play with lol. No pics of him this week, but here's one of the other member of the family, Pikatiel (from Pikachu and cockatiel) otherwise known as Pika. He belongs to Mr 16 and is about 5 years old now!
Keep on tangling and thanks for commenting xox