Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"Fifteen Minutes to Fame" - Weekly Challenge #17

The challenge this week is to tangle a tile or a Zentangle Inspired Art-piece in fifteen minutes.  That means we must draw the dots, border, string, tangles and shading - all in fifteen minutes. 

So like others, I set the timer for 15 minutes... and sat down to tangle.  Oy vey. Under normal conditions, I am the s-l-o-w-e-s-t tangler on the planet.  Dots, border and strings were easy enough.... and took no time at all.  Now to draw the tangles.  (Yes, I did pre-plan a few tangle-pattern-options..... thank goodness!) 

Knowing that I had a 'time limit' was very disconcerting.  Did not feel right.  I have never had to rush through a tangle... or a Zentangle.  My tangling experiences have always been enjoyable and calming and relaxing. 

I'm not overjoyed with the results, but each experience is a lesson learned. 
 "Fifteen Minutes to Fame" - Weekly Challenge #17

I am grateful that I was taught the traditional Zentangle method of creating patterns.  I do appreciate how the real-deal has helped me to better recognize when my mind, body and spirit need a bit of pampering.

Later, I will relax and draw a Zentangle using the official Zentangle method.  Thanks, Maria & Rick.
Happy tangling.