This week’s Diva challenge (#305) used Molygon and Marasu, two official tangles from Zentangle HQ.
Here's what I've been up to lately.
It has been a very, very long time since I blogged — not to mention post photos of the tiles that I do for the Diva’s Weekly Zentangle Challenge. Laura’s (aka The Diva) weekly challenges were key to my beginning Zentangle practice almost 7 years ago.
This week’s challenge, Laura talks about the new official tangle that Zentangle announced this last week called Waybop. It’s a tangle that came out at November’s gathering of Certified Zentangle Teachers, that I was psyched to attend. It was again inspiring and rejuvenating AND restful. Any event that Zentangle headquarters has hosted, I have felt totally nourished inside and out.
I answered the Waybop challenge by turning my Waybops into shamrocks — getting ready for the season of appreciating my Irish heritage!
“Hi beautiful Katie! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your book Mandala Coloring Journey to be listed on Aspire Magazine’s list of top 10 inspiring books for April!”
That’s the summary of the email I received this afternoon, to my glorious surprise!
Linda Joy is a publisher, promoter of women and heraldess to universal message of love, hope and self-empowerment!
I am honored to have Mandala Coloring Journey featured in this month’s Aspire Magazine. Go take a look at her lists of inspirational reading!
The I Am the Diva Zentangle challenge this week was to recreate one of our tiles from the past.
I have had a tendency to fill my tile–really fill it. When I first started doing Zentangle, I also worked really small, overfilling all space with small detail. Recently, I looked at how I do this in life — filling every moment of my day, unknowingly avoiding just BEING.
In Zentangle, I’m working bigger and being more conscious of how much I fill the space.
I love both of these tiles. The tile on the left was for the Diva Challenge #104. I can see how my technique has changed a bit from 3 years ago. Neither is better than the other. Just slightly different. Practice creates change. Practice is inherent in life.
An intro class today
I taught an intro to Zentangle today to 7 women. They all picked it up naturally and their tiles were beautiful. The class was also a reunion of sorts for friends I hadn’t seen in years. It was wonderful!
Here are their incredible tiles.