I thought this was momentous enough to warrant a separate post. For a couple of years now I have been marvelling at the beautiful work done by others on the round Zendala tiles. I tried a few of the prestrung tiles, but never really connected with the form. I somehow found them more restrictive than other tiles because I rarely use existing strings, but just let my pencil flow and see what I get.
Since I have been participating in various challenges, I have warmed up to the constraints of each one and viewed them as a growth opportunity. Still, I resisted the Zendalas. Then I started seeing some impossibly beautiful work by some tanglers - Lily Moon and Sandy Hsiao, you know who you are! I decided it was time to rethink this Zendala thing.
I don't remember how I found the challenge on The Bright Owl blog, but it probably was someone's multiple challenge entries I found while checking out submissions to The Diva challenges.
I ran out of Zendala tiles (messed up so many over the last couple years), so I did this one in a tan sketchbook. It took me a while, but I do like the outcome. Thanks to you wonderful tanglers out in cyber Zentangle-land for the inspiration and push I needed to start these challenges.