Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tangle Tuesday

I did my second zentangle yesterday:

It's OK - I'm not nearly as thrilled with it as I was with my first.

This one isn't nearly as complex as the one I did last week; I spent several hours pouring through tangle patterns, trying to find ones I wanted to try. I didn't want to repeat any from last week - I want to keep learning new tangles. Not counting my "research," this one took about 30 minutes to complete.

I really liked the look of "Tore-up" - an outline pattern that (theoretically) lets the rest of your design look like it's bursting through the paper. Not sure I accomplished that.

 Using "tore-up" left me with less space for tangling, so I decided to just go with 3-4 tangle patterns. I remembered my tendency to draw the patterns way too small, and I really tried not to, but the "soup bowl" area at the top right shows that I went to small again - all the details of the pattern are lost, and it just looks like poorly delineated black blobs. Which is what soup might look like if I actually cooked any, but that is a different story....

I really like "over and under" and paradox, and want to play more with them. I want to try to do at least one Zentangle a week, but I don't want to go out on a limb and commit to that, because then I will feel all sorts of guilt if I don't manage to squeeze in some tangling time!


Maggie said...

Your torn look is cool. Just enjoy your research, practice, and play without worrying about the outcome. I think that's what it's all about. I'm trying to do more process vs product lately.

Sweet Freedom said...

You're totally right, Maggie - but like I said last week, this art form represents a real right brain-left brain struggle for me. I am WAY too analytical! I need to learn how to stop and smell the roses!