Monday, August 10, 2015

Zendala Dare and Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces Challenge

This week at I am the Diva ( Laura Harms's blog) is guest blogger Erin Olson from Zendala Dare Challenge. This week's challenge at the Diva is we have to use Erin Olson's template provided to create a Zendala.

For this week's challenge I  created a Zendala on my iPad. I haven't been tangling for a couple of weeks and my hands were itching to tangle ! I generally tangle with some soft New Age Music. 

Here is my entry for this week's challenge: 



Apps used: Sketchclub
Medium: iPad Art

And here is my entry for last week's challenge-- Guest Blogger Sandy Hunter challenged us to create a tile leaving some negative space ( white space). I found this challenge  very difficult as I am one of those artists who  has to fill the entire tile with tangles ( no white space) , so I had to really remind myself to not fill in the negative space with tangles. I decided to keep it simple for this challenge.



Title: Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces
Medium: Sakura Micron Pens  
Please check out Laura's Blog : http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com/   if you want to participate or be inspired by other artists. 


Looking forward to your comments. Thank you in advance for your time and response.

" To The Mind That Is Still, The Whole Universe Surrenders."-- Lao Tzu.


30 comments:

  1. Nice Jay u. I'm not familiar with Sketchclub. I assume it includes a stylus rather than only inserting preset shapes? Great result.

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  2. Very interesting. I didn't know you could tangle on an iPad. I will certainly have to look into it. You made a nice zendala with it.

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  3. When you said you did this week's challenge on your iPad, do you mean that your tangles are computer generated? However you did it, I like it. It looks like an elegant brooch.

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    1. It is a bit of both Suzanne Fluhr. I use a stylus for this one.

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  4. Tangling with music (that you love) is so very pleasant!! Your zendala is done well and I love the contrast.

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    1. Thank you Anne for your lovely comments. For me new age music and Zentangle are a perfect combination !

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  5. You added a lot of drama by placing your zendala on a black background. I especially like the twisted rope design right at the centre. Nice work.

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  6. Love the contrasts in your zendala!

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  7. This is so unique! I love the designs and the beautiful contrast. Excellent!

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    1. Thank you Antonine Koval for your kind words! 😄

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  8. All the different lights and darks make it really nice to look at. Great work! Sarah

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  9. I have to check out the app! I do some art with Paper and ArtRage. I always found it difficult to control my strokes even with a stylus. This is fantastic!

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    1. Thank you Yukari Bromfield. Do check up this App. Do visit their online community forum & join their zentangle group for tons of Zen inspiration !
      I love to paint with ArtRage as it is my most fav app.

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  10. very beautiful tile. I like this white on black interpretation.

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