This week’s Diva Zentangle challenge is a continuation of last week’s idea of Reticula (grid) and Fragment (pattern). This week she explained a bit further about the concept and then linked to some examples of fragments.
I was drawn to the swirl so I started there… but then I remembered that she wanted us to use an asymmetrical fragment, so I switched to one that kinda looked like a flower. I got lost in my implementation and started over… this time doing a little bit in each square, rather than the whole pattern at once. I decided to color it and it took on a different look, one that I liked better (click to enlarge).
This idea of reticula and fragment is interesting, but for me, I like the free-flowing idea of zentangle… these tiles felt like I had to plan it out or it was ‘ruined’ and then I abandoned it unfinished… and I didn’t really like that feeling. I much prefer the ‘no mistakes’ philosophy where you run with it and the abstract becomes beautiful. It was fun to experiment, but it’s not going to be something I do often.
Until next time…