Monday, May 30, 2011

Challenge #23 - Variation

OK, OK, so I didn't get my challenge for last week posted on time.  My bad.  But I'd like to offer something else, if I may.

As you may recall, the Challenge last week was to do a Particular String.  It looked something like this:

OK, well, Last Friday, I was showing my women's group about Zentangles.  They had lots of fun and I think a couple of them may have been hooked.  And we talked about the challenge.  I encouraged them to enter (which reminds me, I haven't checked to see if they did so.  Note to self:  Check the slide show for last week).

One person showed me something similar (but not the same) that she used to do in class.  She showed me step by step.   I found it intriguing and I decided to try it.

First step:  Do a string.   I used the string from last weeks challenge, the one posted above.

Step 2:  round the corners.

OK, that was easy.   So far I can handle this.

Step 3:  Add a few shapes in the spaces.

This was more difficult than I had imagined, partly because I knew what was coming next.  I limited myself to large, open shapes/tangles.  I used tuition as my guide as to where to put what.

Step 4: round the corners again.

Ah, now it is beginning to look like something (what, I don't know, but it seems to be getting there)

Repeat steps 3 and 4 as desired.

Step 5: put in finishing dodads, dots, swirls and whatevers.

I think I like it (Thanks, Whitney).  But I don't want to shade it.   I might think about adding color (it looks perfect for an adult coloring book).  If I do, I promise to post it here.

So anyway, that is my variation on a Challenge.  If any of you decide to try it, please let me know so I can see what you do with the directions.  Thanks.


  1. This looks pretty neat - will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. I'd love to see what you come up with. Do let me know if you post yours.

  3. I like this!!! A deceptively simple but effective way to create some ZIA....

  4. J'aime beaucoup. Une façon simple de faire les choses pour un beau résultat. Merci pour ce partage.

    I really like. A simple way of doing things for a good result. Thank you for sharing. (google translation).