I hope you are well and happy. I wonder if you are as tired of winter as I am. I'm sure looking forward to Spring.
You know, it's come home to me lately, more profoundly than ever, the centering and calming effect tangling has on me. There is a lot of turmoil in life for me, now, and I find myself not just wanting, but actually needing to tangle. I need that time to just be with myself, to stay in the present moment, and to let all the "noise" in my life just go away for a while. I am so thankful to Rick and Maria for gifting me with this respite called Zentangle(C).
This week's Diva's Challenge #109 can be found here . The Zentangle(C) blog introduces this technique/tangle with some helpful and lovely examples, here.
When I looked at Laura's Diva's Challenge this week, I just about croaked. It looked really difficult, and for a time, I almost decided I wouldn't take it on. My curiosity got the best of me, however, and I did try. There is very little that's original in my design. I used almost the exact string that Maria drew as a demonstration, to make sure I got the concept. Although I'm very unhappy with my line work in it, I've decided I will follow Laura's lead, and post my "first try" for each challenge, and then hopefully, if there's time, a second, more daring, design. Thankfully, there was. So, here is my first go:
|Diva's Challenge 109: First Try|
|Diva's Challenge 109, Tile 2|
Just one more note, but an important one.
There has been some confusion, particularly on FB, and on the blogs, because people don't recognize my name. That's no big surprise. To clear it up, my name shows as follows:
BethB: When I comment on the blogs. (My friends call me Beth)
ArtZ by BethB on Flickr, here.
Elizabeth Cline Beveridge (my full moniker) on Facebook, here
BethB's ArtZ Inspirations (Wow, same as my blog! lol) on Pinterest, here.
The variations are mostly due to what is allowed/available on the different sites.
I've been signing everywhere as BethB (Elizabeth Cline Beveridge on FB) to try to clear up the confusion, so hopefully this will help, as well.
Thank you for visiting. I always love to hear from you.
Until next time, happy tangling!