Friday, January 7, 2011

Eyes Wide Shut - Week 3 Challenge

The Week 3 challenge from  CZT Laura Harms is Eyes Wide Shut - draw your string with your eyes closed.  The challenge is open to every Zentangle devotee - details are on Laura's blog here  I Am The Diva.

Little late getting to the challenge this week - almost passed on doing it but now I'm so glad I completed it.  Most of the time I don't use a string.  I think that started because I felt stuck at what to draw or I was too quick to judge any string I drew as not acceptable - forgetting that it's just a starting point.  It became easier to just start with a pattern and proceed from there to the next pattern.

Much to my surprise I actually liked the very first string I drew.  I didn't have to put any thought into it - the string just appeared on the tile as if by magic.  Very freeing.  Just for fun and to see if I'd have the same reaction I created several more strings with my eyes closed.  I liked all of them.   I now have a nice set of pre-strung tiles to tangle.   I also think I've been short changing myself in not using strings - it really does add another dimension to creating tangles.   I just might have to do all my strings with my eyes closed!  Thanks Laura a very good challenge for me.

The String

 Week 3 Tangle

16 comments:

Lone Creature said...

Another lovely tangle! It's so clean and crisp looking and I love how you've kept so closely to the string.

i am the diva said...

ooh, i love it!

Lois Heinani Stokes said...

Whispering ~ Magical Flight

Sue Clark said...

Another beauty! These challenges are sure teaching us a lot!

Phine said...

A beautiful piece of ZT. I agree with Lois Heinani, it´s like flyiing a glider.

Terri Stegmiller said...

This is a lovely piece. I really like the tangle designs you used.

Joy said...

Ooooh! I'm glad you stuck with it. I love its movement!!!

Annet said...

Beautiful!

Molossus said...

Most excellent! I love that dark bold shadow!

Ildiko said...

not a bit of "shake" on your string !
that shadow makes me smile! gorgeously done!

Kit @ Dreamscribe said...

Oh, wow! ZenMagicTangle!! ♥Namaste

Karen Nash James said...

Very fun to look at! Somehow it makes me feel calm when I look at it. Neat!

HeatherCheryl said...

Graceful and beautiful!

stART said...

Wahooooooooo - looks like a roller coaster!

BlackPumpkin said...

Love this!!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

I love seeing how you took the simple line and transformed it into a beautiful piece of art!

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