Monday, April 10, 2017


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Hello, everyone.  Time for the Diva Challenge week #311.  She said to do something with squares and circles in the string.  So, here's what I came up with.  Some of my circles look like eggs, I will freely admit, but just look at them as circles (pretend).  In making this one, I broke about every rule there is concerning Zentangle and how you make them.  Like the one that says to not have a preconception of what it will look like when I get done with it; or the one that says not to plan what you draw on your tile;  I even got out my ruler to measure to be sure my squares were square.  I did draw freehand, though, hope I get points for that, anyway.  I pre-drew my ideas in my sketchbook before finally deciding on the lay-out, and I know that's against the rules.  I was very bad with rules today, but I don't do that on every tile I do, though.
I used Paradox and Onamato for this tile.

17 comments:

  1. It's very cool, Duane. And some of your circles are clearly just being subjected to a gravitational field somewhere. Doesn't stop them being circles at their core.

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  2. Hey Duane, rules are made to be broken! And I think eggs rather than circles are very appropriate for this time of year ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. I think your egg-circles look just fine :-) They create a nice flow in your tile!

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  4. Nicely done Duane. Sometimes we need structure and I think Zentangle "rules" are more guidelines anyway. A very wise CZT once told me that she carries an eraser and uses it because she gets stressed and if she can't, then doesn't draw!

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  5. Great tile Duane! I love your paradox squares!

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  6. Wonderful composition and shading

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  7. I also find that I find comfort in using tools to create, whether it is a ruler or an eraser, or even penciling it our first. Nice work!

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  8. Well, Duane, one thing you will be reminded at your CZT training, is that there are no circles, only orbs. So, your orbs are perfect! I don't know if you go back to read comments left in response to your comments, but I did reply to you on my blog in regard to Paradox. Do take the time to read it before you go to your training :)

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  9. I see them as guidelines, rather than rules. If they were rules I'd just kick against them and never get anything done so I turn on the selective deafness and follow the rules when it helps. I like you pattern weaving through the squares and I like your choice of patterns too. They works well together. So keep your elastic attitude to the rules - it's clearly working.

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  10. This is such a kick! You clearly had fun, rules or no rules...and ended up with a terrific tile. Well done!

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  11. Great tile! I love the funky orbs.

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  12. Terrific interpretation of the Diva challenge! LOVE the orbs!... I draw them too! :)

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  13. Terrific interpretation of the Diva challenge! LOVE the orbs!... I draw them too! :)

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  14. There are no rules....whatever makes it Zen for you is what it is! Terrific job!

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  15. Very nice composition with lovely drawn tangles. I like eggs, especially when they are made of chocolate!

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  16. Beautiful combination! Happy Easter!

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