Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Touch of Colour

A friend came to visit me yesterday and we thrashed around some ideas for a project she wants to do this Saturday.  It involves Zentangle® and Zendalas and it got me super eager to work on a Zendala myself the minute she left, and that's what I did.

Brenda Urbanik - CZT#13 - www.infinite-possibilities.blogspot.com
Jalousie; Bubbles; Paushalov; Isochor; Braze

Although the art of Zentangle® is traditionally black and white, from time to time it is nice to play with colour.  I had the idea to add some red.  I used a red Derwent Coloursoft pencil crayon to shade Braze.

I find Zentangle® to be an exercise in "letting go".  Letting go of pre-conceived ideas, letting go of the need to be perfect, letting go of planning ahead in order to prevent "mistakes"....and just being in the moment.  There is no need to overthink this art form, 99.99% of the time whatever you decide to put together as patterns/tangles,  just seem to work out.  Yes, there will always be a different way of doing it, a different way of combining tangles...which ultimately means a different outcome, but in that moment, that WAS the way.

The sooner one accepts that simple fact (and what a metaphor for day to day life right), the lighter your load will be.

Happy Tuesday!


Jacqueline said...

I saw some Zentangle stamps the other day - wouldn't that take away the pleasure this exercise gives? Anyway, I think its very clever!

Robin K. said...

What a great metaphor for living one's life Brenda! I really love when you add color to your tangles!

Pam W Merwin said...

I LOVE the pop of color! You are amazing with your Zentangles :)

Nat said...

Hi Brenda, hope you are doing well :) Lovin your zen design there is so much 3d and texture. beautiful. :)reminds me of Inuit Canadian art :)

Martha said...

WOW, Brenda, this is FABULOUS! I love the red with the black & white! It's so fun to look at all the amazing details!

I'm wondering about two things: how long does a piece like this take to complete, and what are the dimensions?

It's simply beautiful! ♥

Enjoyed your thoughts on "letting go".

Stella said...

This is lovely+ the pattern is so appealing and the splash of red is making this pattern even more gorgeous. A wonderful piece of art!

SARN said...

I love Tangling too! Your Zendala is wonderful. You're so neat. I'm a relative beginner and can't do it that neat at the moment. I have got into "dangling" more!

Hugs, Sarn xxx