My husband had to go out of town yesterday and I found myself just wanting to draw. So I completed 3 challenges (well actually two weekly challenges and then 4 days of a 12 day challenge)…
Let’s break it down…
12 Days of 3Zs Challenge
The originators of Zentagle have a challenge each year for the Holidays. This year they are celebrating their new tile shape which they’ve called a 3Z. The Zentangle 3Z tile is a 3.5″ x 3.5″ x 3.5″ equilateral triangle. I don’t have these tiles, so I used a ruler and marked off a triangle on my 3.5″ square tiles… I realized that I could make a more equilateral tile by the third tile.
I haven’t decided if I’m going to cut these into triangles yet.
UPDATE: I decided to cut the triangles so that I could play with the mosaics too! 😀 Since my first two triangles weren’t measured out as accurately the mosaic is a little wonky, but that’s ok. 🙂
So this year’s Holiday Challenge is the 12 Days of 3Zs. I was a bit behind because they started on December 3rd and I decided to join on December 6th… so I did 4 days. Each day they give you a new zentangle pattern to tangle on the 3Z tile, they would also like you to tangle the number of tiles for the day of the challenge… ie. 4 tiles on day 4. But I only did one tile per day.
Also I’ve been noticing a few other tanglers of zen using a bit of red in their tiles and I thought it looked cool. It turns out it is a sepia pen. For shading I used a Burnt Ochre colored pencil and a blender pencil (see image above).
Day two’s pattern was Diva Dance, I apparently was in the mood for a monotangle.
Day three’s pattern was Shattuck, I did another monotangle. This is one of my favorites of the day.
Day four’s pattern was Marasu, I paired it with Diva Dance. This is my other favorite of the day.
Joey’s Challenge is more of a ‘finish my tile’ currently, other times it’s a given string, she changes it up. This week’s challenge was to finish the tile that Joey started with Japonica in a hexagonal shaped ornament…
I paired Japonica with Shattuck and Maryhill.
So yeah, I was a bit creative yesterday. How is your week going?
Until next time…