Thursday, February 23, 2012

This weeks Diva challenge is "Mardi Gras". Interesting, because just last week I was mentioning to my husband that someday I would love to visit New Orleans. I couldn't get inspired with this challenge though - I felt that I had to actually draw something that looked like something (a mask, a face, ???). I don't generally like to look at other submissions before I do my challenge, but I did this week peek at a few which were all spectacular and made it even harder for me to start. But I am determined to do each challenge - it is after all a "challenge". I'm not pleased with this one, especially after seeing so many other fabulous Mardi Gras zentangles! If I have time this weekend, I might try again - and try to do something with just pattern - no objects. I think I would be happier with that. In the future, I'm not going to look at anyone else's before I do my own. What is so neat about these challenges, and Zentangle in general, is that everyone has their own style, their own personality put into each piece. Even though we are all following a common theme, each zentangle is so completely different! It's awesome. (There is a lot of purple and green in "featherfall", and the whole mask, but unfortunately it didn't scan too well.)

9 comments:

BlueRidgeWoman said...

Sue,
I think your mask and theatre curtains are beautiful. I think that most of us have that "competitive" feeling about others' tiles sometimes. At least I do. But there is no judgment and we do not all find the inspiration for each challenge. I love it and I'm glad you're here! ~Martha

ledenzer said...

Sue, I do agree with you that peeking at others actually makes it harder to speak with your own voice. Having said that I love that you put your mask on the stage. That was pure genius! The thing I love about zentangle-ing is that we all do have our own voice. There are so many times I wish I could have made a zentangle like another artist and then I think....I have to be me. So see we agree there too. Happy tangling!

Gloria said...

I really like it Sue. Very original. The beads along the curtain are really neat, the squares on the flooring and the mask all add up to a great theme.

Shelly Beauch said...

Very special with the draping, I love the surprise of seeing every one's ideas and creations too.

Shelly Beauch said...

Very special with the draping, I love the surprise of seeing every one's ideas and creations too.

Shelly Beauch said...

Very special with the draping, I love the surprise of seeing every one's ideas and creations too.

Karen Woodbine said...

I love all the elements you incorporated into the theme. Great! And there are no mistakes in Zentangle... the process is as important as the outcome!

barbara and nancy said...

The curtain was a great idea and really made it unique and special.
Barbara

Daniele OBrien Design said...

Very fun, I love your mask presenting itself through the lavish curtain folds!