Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Diva Challenge 105: UMT v. XIII-Dansk

I really needed this week's Diva Challenge. It's been a bit of a rough patch the last few days and I needed my doodle time. The challenge this week was to use Margaret Bremner's tangle, 'Dansk'. Margaret does amazing work up there in Saskatchewan. I imagine there is A LOT of  Zentangle time up there in the winter-Brrrr. She has a special sump'in-sump'in in her tangles. I can always pick her tiles out of a lineup!  Anyway, here's my entry into the challenge.  That's Dansk down there in the bottom right.

I know it doesn't look like it but I took my time and went slowly, more as a meditative exercise, and it really helped calm my monkey brain.  Well, that and watching Nathan Fillion on Castle.  Actually that causes heart palpitations so...never mind. But anyway...yet another example of how the repetitive nature this art form can really be a tool for better mental health and relaxation! Thanks again for a wonderful challenge, Diva and such a great tangle pattern Margaret. You both are my heroes today!

By the way, The Diva is having an awesome giveaway over on her blog for a Tangle A Day Calendar! You can enter by leaving a comment on her blog...and get an extra entry if you like her Facebook page . Free stuff! Squeeee!

10 comments:

Susan said...

Wow! This is a beautiful tile! Really like the highlight on Dansk.

Anne's tangle blog said...

You made a beautiful tile with a lot of great tangles!

ledenzer said...

Dansk is such a flowing pattern and you have given it a perfect spot in the beautifully created tile!

Fiona said...

A lovely tile

Ellen Wolters said...

Beautiful combination of patterns!

Donald Wilka said...

Like the highlights in the center of Dansk. Also like your use of tangles as strings across the tile. Like how the Onomato peeks out at the bottom. Nice job of shading.

Susan Conatser said...

Beautiful job!

Mariƫt said...

Beautiful tile!

Meghna Patel said...

oh yes can see the flutter Nathan has left on the tile :D
...isnt it wonderful that one stroke at a time ...one breath at a time ....

Sue said...

Beautifully done! I love your choice of complimentary tangles.