Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Weekly Challenge #341

Hey all!
happy Tuesday

This weekend Canadians observed Remembrance Day on November 11th, which is a Stat Holiday in Saskatchewan, so B-rad had Monday off in lieu of the 11th.  We spent the weekend outside tobogganing with the kids and drinking hot chocolates and going to the new Remai Modern Art Gallery.
Check me out

So ^^ This is what;s happening in my life right now.  I have had increasing pain in my hand/wrist/forearm/shoulder and it was getting to the point that even gripping a pen was very painful.  So i'm 'resting" my arm - which makes it extremely difficult to do anything, including type.  So i will just share some pics and go straight to the challenge.

Weekly Challenge #341 "Go Big (Or Go Home)"
This week the challenge is to work bigger!

For my tile i used a zentangle Apprentice tile (which is 4.5"x4.5") and a Sakura Identipen (1.0 m) - both considerably larger than my 'normal' tiles which are 3" squares and my 01 pen.

It's interesting how i viewed the space differently when i was tangling larger.

here's my tile

So i used larger tools and materials, but i also made my tangles quite a bit larger than i would normally.   While you are tangling take a few minutes to notice what you feel and how you are approaching the piece.  Does it feel weird? Is it difficult? Does it feel like your sweet spot?  Taking a moment just to notice this, but don't dwell too much on it.

I filmed a process video which i will link when it finishes uploading.


have a great week everyone!
And if you're on the Zentangle Mosaic App or Instagram - i'm @iamthediva - come on by and follow me, and i'm going to be using hashtags on the app for each of my weekly challenges. So if you're game - use the hashtag #DC341(Diva Challenge #341) for your tile this week! You can also search in the app for people's contributions to the challenge by clicking on the hashtag from inside the app, or using the search function. 
If you have a blog or host your images on line (like on Flickr or Picassa or Pinterest), add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here) Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;) 
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  1. Poor you, with your had in a sling 😩. But .... you managed to make a lovely 'tile' Thanks for another challenge!

  2. Get well soon,Laura <3

    Greetings from Germany

  3. Ugh. So sorry to hear about your arm/wrist/hand/shoulder pain. This is not fun at all, especially when your relaxation is drawing :( Rest up, and take good care of yourself. Thanks for the post and challenge, and news of your lovely family.

  4. Eek! Rest that arm! ♥️♥️♥️

  5. Oh no. Hope you get well soon.

  6. Get well soon!
    Diese Woche besteht die Herausforderung darin,
    größer zu arbeiten! Dafür habe ich ein Blatt in der Größe 15x30 cm und "Brush"-Stifte benutzt.
    Ganz ehrlich? Es hat mir nicht gefallen -
    weder das Zeichnen noch das Ergebnis.
    Dieselben Muster auf einem 9x9-cm - Tile mit einem 0,1 - Stift: viel besser!

    This week's challenge is to work bigger!
    For this I used a sheet of size 15x30 cm and "Brush" pins.
    Honestly? I did not like it - neither the drawing nor the result.
    The same pattern on a 9x9-cm - tile with a 0.1-pen: much better!


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