Monday, June 9, 2014

Zendala Dare #94 - Happy

Welcome back! After a break, Erin is back with her weekly Zendala Dare (www.thebrightowl.blogspot.com), and I'm really really HAPPY about this! I've had a bit of a lost mojo for Zentangle in the past few months myself. Not feeling the Zen, not feeling the motivation… And yet, when I talk about or teach Zentangle, I feel just as enthused, just not satisfied with any of my own work. When I first saw this template, I thought it looked too busy, but as soon as I transferred it onto paper, I kept getting ideas. My first attempt is using favourite tangles, simple design, and on a 9x10 sheet. Big and not too complicated, and I'm HAPPY with it. (The scanner brought out some extra smudges that I don't notice on the original, so try to ignore those.) I'd like to do another regular tile size using tangles with the letters in the word HAPPY, so maybe there will be another entry from me. But first I want to do the weekly Zentangle Dare which came out today and hopefully Erin's coming back will also facilitate my returned mojo! Cheers everyone!

11 comments:

Jean Chaney said...

I love how you used Inapod to swirl in and out of the outer sections. Nicely done.

Annie Taylor said...

I love your use of Kuke here - it's a great tangle and I hardly ever use it. I think your Mojo is flowing pretty well in this Zendala. Enjoy, Axxx

Alice said...

beautiful work and your shading makes the piece pop. nice selection of tangles!

Tinkered Art said...

Really like the small 'nzeppel addition to those sections - really completes the center and the shading is superb.

Anne's tangle blog said...

This is really lovely!!!

Kelly said...

This is great! I love what you did with this, your shading is top notch!

Didisch said...

Beautiful Sue, I can see that a lot of us missed the zendala dares, they look all very beautiful! Yours has great shading!

Donald Wilka said...

Like your use of Kuke. Your shading really makes this piece.

Lila Popcheff said...

A delight to the eyes - beautifully mastered.

lunanista said...

Hey - it was interesting that you used Inapod and Kuke like I did, but our Zendalas ended up looking quite different. I'm pretty new to this and am really enjoying the process and variety. I'm glad the Dare is back!

Carmela said...

Very beautiful and i love kuke. Lovely