When you read the title of this page, you must imagine subsonic notes reverberating in the background, like a 1950’s horror film. But actually, it’s only me, back after what turned out to be a couple of months’ absence. Life got in the way of art for a while but I popped over to the Diva blog this morning and saw that the Challenge was the Moebius Syndrome one and I somehow don’t like to miss that one. (You can find the post here : http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/weekly-challenge-300.html )
So I got out a tile, a REAL Zentangle tile, which I rarely use because I am a cheapskate, and drew the symbol as my string. My original intention was to leave the symbol empty and pattern the background, so I coloured one section in white with a silver edge, one section purple with a deeper purple edge and then patterned the third section with letter M for Moebius. It’s not a proper Zentangle pattern but I quite like how it has turned out. It looked a bit bare, but I didn’t want to detract from the symbol, so I just did a border, using a pattern beginning with M called Myswing, by Simone Menzel.
Am I happy with it? Weeeelllll, it’s ok. But it’s my first Challenge tile in quite some time, so it’s a start. Or a restart.
It’s not that I haven’t been drawing, tangling and the like, just haven’t been blogging. I have been doing a FB swap on https://www.facebook.com/groups/123904037786011/ Zenatangle Artist Trading Card Swap. It’s fun, mostly, although I’m struggling with the latest one, which has us using grid patterns, which are not my faves. I don’t make it easy for myself, however, and have discovered to my cost that reading the instructions carefully helps. I had done 5 1/2 tiles for the Wish Upon a Star swap when I re-read them and found that I was supposed to be doing them on normal tiles when I had, in fact, used ATC’s. Dammit. These are the aborted ones:
Infuriating, to say the least.
They were black on white, with a little gold embellishment if we chose to use it. Some of the gold looks a bit odd, either too yellow or too orange, but it was gold, honest.
So I’ve started them again and this is where I have got with them so far.
Two more to go and then I can send them.
So, that’s me starting the year a bit late but I hope to get back into the rhythm of it soon.
So, until next time, world, be good. (-ish)