Thursday, August 02, 2012

Diva Challenge 81: Relay for Life

I thought I had a volunteer gig down at the library last night. I rushed home from work, made treats (Nilla Wafers, Nutella and banana sandwiches), packed up the car and went to the library only to find that I was the only one there. Seems the volunteer thing is NEXT week. Sigh. So I took the treats over to The Sow's Ear and off-loaded them on the knitting ladies. There is no way that I wanted a plateful of those little lovelies in my house!  Then I came home and realized that I had an entire evening to do with as I wish. I had previously thought that I wouldn't have time to do the Diva's Challenge this week. I didn't last week's and I hated to miss two in a row so I decided to print out the mandala for this week's challenge and attempt it. I haven't done them before and it was pretty interesting. Here is the mandala template that you were supposed to tangle.
And here is mine. I didn't have time to shade it with graphite but I got it finished before bedtime-YAY!
I like the look of the finished drawing, but the jury is still out as to whether I truly enjoyed the process. I put incredible pressure on myself to make each section exactly the same and as you can see, that didn't work out, but I had fun with it and it was also fun to use a little color. You owe it to yourself to go over to the Diva's site and look at the other entries. It always amazed me how unique each person's work is when given the same assignment. This one particularly emphasizes that since we were all given the same template! Overall, I'm glad my other obligation didn't work out!

12 comments:

Susan said...

This is wonderful! Your lady bugs and dragon flies are so clever. Good job!

Steph said...

This is beautiful - I love the dragonflies! The colours are so bright - wonderful!

Gloria said...

I love this, so cheerful! i love the garden theme with the dragonflies and great colors!

tanglewithlinda.wordpress.com said...

This is gorgeous. Lovely colors and garden type critters and flowers. Also, re your remark about trying to make every section identical....I think that is impossible in zentangle; which is part of the beauty of it; and when you are using the same tangles in the areas, the eye doesn't see the differences (unless you get critical and are looking for it), but tends to see the sameness in the overall design. It's a wonderful entry. You should be proud.

Dianne said...

I can't even tell you how much I love this! It's so whimsical. Your Black Pearlz dragonflies are an inspiration:) I'm glad you found time to do the challenge!

ledenzer said...

What an organic beauty!

Anonymous said...

So original and lovely!

Annemarie Huijts

Daniele OBrien Design, CZT said...

This is great. It has a Kool retro feel to it. Nicely done and great colors!

Tricia, CZT said...

Lovely zendala. Your tangles are crisp and work well with each other. Very nice color work, too. Excellent entry for this challenge.

katydidsworld said...

So pretty! I love every part of it, The dragonflies and ladybugs add a touch of whimsy.

Geke said...

Beautiful coloring! So cheerful. Love how you did the dragonflies.

Jay said...

Your tile is just lovely...and I agree...I am always just blown away with all the wonderful world of art on display each week on the Diva's site!