Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Simplicity

A fellow CZT Laura Harms is hosting a weekly Zentangle challenge open to anyone that wishes to join in.  You can find more details and follow each weeks challenge on her blog I Am The Diva.

Simplicity is the challenge for this week - "How does this word speak to you, and how do you translate it into Zentangle®?"

Sounds simple enough to do - then again maybe not.  My first thought was to use just one tangle - what could be easier (simple) than that.  After a few attempts working with just one tangle it was pretty clear that I needed to redefine my idea of simplicity - at least as far as a Zentangle was concerned.

I was over thinking things - never the best idea - so instead decided to look at some of my other tiles hoping for inspiration. Oops, I tend to use lots of tangles in each one and very often work right out to the edge of the tile.  Not finding simplicity there, decided I just needed to clear my mind and start over.   Spending a little time quietly watching outside my window as the steadily falling liquid sunshine washed the dry season dust from the plants was just what I needed.

The translation of the challenge for me - use less than 5 tangles and work on a small portion of the tile. Oh, and a splash of inspiration from Mother Nature.

Simplicity Zentangle

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9 comments:

Carole Ohl said...

Simply beautiful! I also enjoyed reading about your process.

i am the diva said...

i LOVE it!

Lone Creature said...

You've incorporated some of my favourite tangles into a lovely simple piece. Very nice!

Genevieve said...

Lovely!

Shelly Beauch said...

Thinking back to nature is simply the best!

Sue Clark said...

Beautiful tangle! So glad I found your new blog-love it!

HeatherCheryl said...

So fresh and lovely. I love your simplicity!

Angie said...

A simple, yet beautiful tale.

ptrish40 said...

Beautiful - love the movemet!

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