- if you haven't seen the slideshow for Week #10 - you can see it here
- To see all the past weekly challenges - click the tab above, or follow this link
- Please grab the button for the Weekly Challenge (on the right sidebar) to display on your blogs! share the fun!
- and i want to say a very extra special big heart felt thank you to everyone who donated funds last week. I continue to be amazed by the generosity of spirit of this wonderful community. HUGS!
Wow, how the time has flown by! With ten challenges under our belt - i wanted to take this opportunity to talk a little bit about why i do these challenges. Together we've created a place where like minded people are able to meet and share our work, and gain inspiration and learn new things - to expand our Zentangly horizons and stretch our limits... to get out of our comfort zones and realize that we are capable of what we thought incapable.
How many weeks have i not only read the words, but said the words myself: "i really struggled with this challenge", or how about "i didn't like it at first, but i kept going and by the end, i really loved what i had created". By moving forward, we are embracing the Zentangle tag line: "You Can Do Anything, One Stroke at a Time"™
Something that is troubling to me, though, that i want to address is that this platform is in no way meant to cause stress, or feeling of judgment. Please don't feel any obligation, like you HAVE to do each challenge each week. If you are busy and feel like you are falling behind, don't stress! Take a deep breath, smile, breathe, relax. If you are up to it - jump in at the next challenge. Work backwards from there if you like, or don't. What i'm saying is, i don't want you to feel burdened by this in any way.
Also, i've had a few emails from people hoping that i will find their tile 'good enough' to be on the slideshow. This is not a place for judgment, as i've said - and i would never deem myself in a position of any kind of authority to pass any kind of judgment. I find each and every tile/piece beautiful. Also, each challenge is open to interpretation. There's no rule book, the Weekly Challenge Police are not going to come and bang down your door.
I guess, what i'm trying to say in a round about way - is that this is a place to come and feel good. Feel the love, baby. That's what it's all about. Don't stress the small stuff... and it's all small stuff - hm, that'd make a great book, ha!
Okay, [steps off of soapbox] pep-talk over!
Let's get to the Challenge!
Week Eleven's Challenge: "Monotangle"
Create a tile or Zentangle inspired piece using only ONE tangle! i've created two to show you...
|Using the tangle "Facets" created by Nancy Pinke, CZT instructions for this tangle can be found in the ZT Newsletter, here|
In the above tile, this is an example of the 'official' Zentangle method of: Dots, Border, String - then filling each section of the tile with the same tangle in different sizes and different tangleations.
|Using the official ZT tangle "Ibex"|
In this tile, i just started in the middle of the tile and filled it until i was satisfied, no border, no string - just good ol' tangling.
What will you create within the elegance of limitation* of only one tangle? And while we're on the topic of limitation - i'm going to have to cap the amount of entries to 4 per challenge. This doesn't mean that you can only post 4 entries - no no noooo, it just means that i will only download 4 entries for the slideshow, of which i will download the first 4 presented to the challenge. i hope that makes sense, somewhat.
*the 'elegance of limitations' phrase was coined by Rick Roberts co-founder of Zentangle®, i wish i could turn a phrase like that.
If you have a blog, add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here)
Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;)
If you don't have a blog but still want to participate, you can email your tile to me and i will post it here. (See the contact tab above for my email address)
The deadline for each weekly challenge is Saturday night so that i can round everyone up by Sunday. What this means is that i will stop adding tiles to the slideshow on Sunday. You're still more than welcome to do the challenges and add your name to the linkey machine.
I will be more diligent with the linkey machine - by editing out the ones that don't work, the doubles, the links that lead to nowhere, the links that go just to blog home pages (this is why we need those site specific urls), and the spam. And there is some spam. :(