I'm pretty sure this is what you call biting off more than you can chew. I, uh, think that's what I did this week. Last week I was looking at a few other Zentangle blogs and websites with challenges, and I thought, why not expand my horizons and go for a couple more?
- I found one called Made By Joey that has a weekly challenge. I had missed the current one, but the one from the previous week, #22, was to tangle two of something. In this case, it is permissible to answer older challenges, as there is no close date. I liked this challenge when I found a particular string that fits the requirements - sort of...More about that one later.
- Then I found a Facebook page called Square One: Purely Zentangle. There was a suggestion to submit tiles using Auraknot. I started that one immediately, as it is one of my favorites. Now looking back at the Facebook page, I can't even find that particular challenge, so I don't know what the heck I was looking at - something from last year that nobody cares about now??
- Third one was to use five overlapping circles as the string. I'm at the point now where I don't even know whose challenge that was or where to submit the results. Do you start to see the extent of my obsession this week?
- Finally, there was the Diva's challenge, which was to use Annette Carlo's X-Did. Such a cool pattern that LOOKS pretty straightforward. You might think that...
I ended up with five tiles to answer the four challenges. I'm posting them here and will try to find out how to get them submitted to the various challenge sites. (I've got the Diva process down pat now - I think)
Let's start with the Diva's weekly challenge, just because that's what most people will look for on this post. I started with a tile using String 120, which I thought would be a good fit for the X-Did pattern. I love the argyle look of it, and thought I had it figured out. On my tile, however, it just didn't cooperate. I made mistakes, although I chose to just keep going and see how it turned out. Well, sorta meh... Not easily dissuaded once I have that bone in my teeth, so to speak, I did another tile that leaves out the bands in between rows, I think it worked better. I need more practice on this pattern, but it will be worth it.
For the Made By Joey Challenge #22, it was two of something. I found String 104, and my first thought was it's a two-piece suit! (C'mon, you know it is! It even has a belly button!) So that's what I tangled with Popsicles (modified for modesty - ahem!), Ragz, Crescent Moon and Pillows.
Square One: Purely Zentangle on Facebook was calling for Auraknot. I got this one, coach!
Finally, for the mystery challenge of five overlapping circles (if anyone knows what that one is, please let me know so I can actually post) I used Phicops, Hurakan, Petal Ribbon and Quabog. The last circle just has some black stuff in it (hehe) Oh, and then I added my own little CO2 circles.
Happy Tangling, everyone!