I first stumbled onto Zentangling through my Pinterest addiction, fell in love with it, and dove right in. I wanted to create at least one tangle a week, and did OK for awhile, and then got sidetracked (ironically, by my Pinterest addiction!) My last Zentangle was created for Diva Challenge #78 (Auraknot) - I love aura'ing! But that was way back in June! Over 5 months without tangling!
I really wanted to start Tangling again, and 2 things I wanted to try were playing with colors, and tangling without a string. So I guess it is only fitting that I jump back into tangling with Diva Challenge #97: No Strings Attached. Perfect timing, right?
No Strings Attached
"No strings attached" makes it sound like this would be easy, but I found it challenging!
I knew I wanted to start in the middle with something round-ish, so I chose Zenplosion Folds. Then it got tricky for me - I found I really like the semblance of order that strings give me - they define a nice space for me to fill with a tangle, and they keep all the tangles from running into each other - that's a mess just waiting to happen!
In my case, I wanted to fill in behind my Zenplosion with a light, airy tangle, but I think I let it get too close to my Zenplosion - it detracts from my Zenplosion flower!
I also added some Organza lines, and a piece of Tresse, to restore a little bit of order - kind of like those plates with the divided sections: can't let the peas get in the mashed potatoes! Yuck! I found I just really needed a little division between my tangles.
How about you? Strings, or no strings? Which do YOU prefer?