Did you ever wonder why things happen the way they do? We've been very into the show Touch and perhaps that is why I've been seeing connections everywhere.
For instance, this week's Diva Challenge is to use the tangle Bridgen which to me isn't as much of a tangle as it is a technique. One than enhances your string. Then there was Rick's comment in last week's Blog Zentangle where he said, "I did not use all the strings on this tile. I simply acknowledged the ones I wanted and tangled over the others as if they weren't there." Which struck me as particularly brilliant after having watched the show Head Games on Sunday, where they showed how reveals just how ingrained we humans are to follow the rules and conform to the herd. They showed regular, intelligent people mindlessly following a road to nowhere.
Finally, there was THIS:
|the only pre-strung Zendala that I don't get along with!|
It's OK, but something about it just doesn't feel right. I really like the string, but I found it so hard to tangle, probably because it is asymmetrical.
So, I figured I would start by doing Bridgen on the parts of the string I like and seeing where it would lead me.
OK. Courage fortified, I came back and tangled right over the string <gasp of horror>!
Once, I got over the shock, it was all downhill from there:
|with black on the border and some Hollibaugh|
|with shaded Hollibaugh. Is it done?|
|No, the "ignored" string kept shouting at me from inside my spirals.|
The only thing I could think to do was to add more shading.
I'm so glad I did. You can still see that rejected string, but the shading draws your eye towards the shape of the spiral and keeps it from focusing too much on the extraneous lines.
I groaned when I saw this weeks' challenge, but I ended up really enjoying it. How about you?