When it comes to Zentangle, the blind string challenge plays right along with all that.
However, there is another sobering side to this issue. I am very nearsighted, and being the "mature" lady that I am, my glasses these days are the graduated tri-focal kind. The difference in my distance and reading prescription is vast. When I am doing close work, like threading a needle, reading tiny print like the back of a CD case or, yes, ZENTANGLE(!), I actually take my glasses off and put the object about eight inches from my eyes. Then I can see just fine. But I have a real fear of age-related vision problems. Cataracts, macular degeneration, and who knows what else could spell a real disaster for me. Because of astigmatism, cataract surgery would not be the magic bullet that it is for some people. I could lose that close-up vision clarity at some point. My aunt, who loved to do needlework, suffered from macular degeneration and eventually became blind. This is so scary to me.
I guess what I mean to say is I am thankful for ever-improving medical treatments and I rejoice in every day I can wake up and see this beautiful world! And do Zentangle!
All that (sort of bummer) stuff out of my system, here is what I came up with in answer to the challenge. I did two strings, which I have posted here:
The first finished tile is a bit fuss-budget-y I think, but the other one turned out pretty well. I got obsessed with twirly things going on. I also did something I swore I would never do - used Bronx Cheer to fix a "mistake". Once I got going, though, I kind of liked them. You might have to flip the second one around in your mind to match the string - sorry!