Saturday, November 10, 2012

I Am The Diva's Challenge #94

This pattern SOCC (by Erin Olson, CZT) is a wonderful demonstration on how there are no mistakes in Zentangle® (Every time I say this I think of Tom Hank's character from A League of Their Own, when he says, "There's no crying in baseball!"). Through her unique version of her own tangling she developed SOCC which was "intended" to be Puff by Carol Ohl, CZT. If you click on the SOCC it will bring you to Erin's blog page where she explains the funny situation.

When we say there are no mistakes in Zentangle we mean you cannot erase what you have done. Like in life you cannot travel back in time and redo the situation where the mistake occurred. Instead you accept it as part of the road you are travelling, you keep going with it, and it will work out. You are now looking at challenges and obstacles from a different perspective and you realize you can work with it and get through it. Some of the greatest inventions have happened by mistake. Embrace "mistakes" as who you are, or were, at that particular time and remember you can change the outcome.

Diva Challenge #94 SOCC Tiles:
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Friday, November 2, 2012

I am the Diva Weekly Challenge #93 - Bunzo

Since I discovered Zentangle® I love taking vacations. It's nice to curl up at home and just draw the hours aware while creating a sense of tranquility and sipping on tea. This week, after getting power back from the after math of Hurricane Sandy, I was able to sit down and have the time for the Diva's challenge! This week was the tangle Bunzo created by none other than Maria Thomas, co-founder of Zentangle.

I will admit I was hesitant about this tangle and had doubts that I would like it.Wow! Was I in for a surprise. I have absolutely fallen in love with the simplicity of it and the fact that it really does have limitless possibilities. Each one has a different look to it and really any other tangle fits perfectly with it.

The original tile for the challenge...



Wanted more Bunzo so I created a bookmark...


... and this morning after being woken up at 5:00 AM by my bulldog, Bart, an ATC...


I have also been working on RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) cards to leave around for people to find. Once I start leaving them around I will post pictures.

Enjoy your day! Bunzo Time Again!