I spent most of the weekend catching up on the zentangle challenges hosted by I am the Diva. I had a lot of fun and was able to do 20 challenges. As I have mentioned before I suffer from carpal tunnel on both my hands and I had surgery on the right hand which didn’t make things better so I can’t do too much with it for long periods of time; so eventually my hand was hurting but I was so into doing the zentangles that I hardly realized it. Unfortunately today I am feeling it; so I won’t be doing any for a few days.
I did so many that I have realized I like keeping my zentangles simple. On my next zentangles I plan to try to do some shading.
Below are the first 10 challenges.
Challenge #1 – Simplicity
Challenge #2 – Two Pencil String
Challenge #3 – Eyes Wide Shut
Here is the blind string.
Here is the finished zentangle.
Challenge #4 – Starry Eyed Surprise
Challenge #5 – Orbs
Challenge #6 – Ixorus
Challenge #7 – Breathe
Challenge #8 – Hearts for Artoo – (Use two previous challenges to create a heart)
I used stars from Challenge #4 and Ixorus from Challenge #6.
Challenge #9 – New Tangle: Artoo
Challenge #10 – The Space Between: Exploring white space
I am the Diva hosts weekly zentangle challenges. This is my first challenge. I decided to do the challenge with the standard sized tile of 3.5 inches. I still don’t have good pens so I had to use an ultra fine point sharpie. I had ordered a set of Sakura pigma micron pens but the seller cancelled the order today. So I plan to see if I can find them in a store around here. Would an arts and crafts store have them?
I don’t like my tiles for the challenge but since I only found the site yesterday and the challenge ends Saturday night I don’t have time to re-do them. These are my 2nd and 3rd zentangles.
Today I did my first zentangle. It was fun. It reminded me of the doodles I used to make in class when I was bored out of my mind. I unfortunately didn’t have any good pens. I used a black sharpie ultra fine point marker. Which isn’t good since it bleeds. One thing I noticed is it makes my hand quite unhappy so I probably won’t be able to do them quite often. My zentangle isn’t the standard size of 3 1/2 inch square. I have seen many in larger sizes so I did mine on a 5×7 inch heavy cardstock. Next time I will try to do it on the standard size. I plan on reading more on zentangles over the next week.
I also just found a website that does challenges with zentangles. The website is called I am the Diva. They are currently on Challenge #34 so I am a bit behind. I will probably start with the next challenge and might catch up on the others slowly. If I continue doing them I will need to buy better pens.
And now I present to you my first zentangle…tada!
*Update – This is actually considered a Zentangle Inspired Art since its not on a 3.5 inch tile. So it doesn’t really count for my 32 Things by 32. However the ones done the day after this do count. Click here for those.