For this week's challenge at Adele's Bruno It's a String Thing we had a 4 line string and three "border" patterns to use: "Flec" by Ragged Ray, "Wibble" by Shawna Martin and "Edgar" by Jody Genovese.
this was a very stimulating and fun challenge as all three patterns were new to me and I normally don't use border patterns a lot. Here is my take on it.
For this tile I used black and brown micron markers, "Burnt Ochre", "Peach" and "Aquamarine" Prismacolor colored pencils, white gel pen and graphite for shading.
Something very interesting happened with this tile. As I said before I normally don't use "border" patterns, and all of the patterns for this challenge belong in this category, so from the very beginning I was out of my comfort zone. After I draw the three patterns inside the string lines I still didn't like how my tile was looking and for a moment I thought of simply starting a new one, but then I remember how in Zentangle there are no mistakes and if we keep going it might turn out alright at the end. So, I continue filling the tile adding "Flec" with a black background (which is also out norm for me) and the tile changed completely, into a vibrant dramatic and happy tile. Here is when what I call "Zantangle Touch of Light" happened. That's how a call those quiet moments while we are tangling, when it is like if we get touch by pure light and we are able to see a new point of view , a different perspective and reflect and grow.
"Touch of Light" Moment
My thanks to Adele for her challenge and all the pattern contributors, with their help we expand our horizons...and fly.
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