This week's Diva's Challenge was a rough one for me. I use the tangle pattern 'Mooka' quite often but never just by itself (called a 'monotangle' in zen-speak) and never very much of it. I tend to have difficulty using any one pattern alone. This coupled with the fact that Maria Thomas, calligrapher, artist and one half of the duo who came up with Zentangling is the mistress of the smooth curve and has amazing Mooka pieces out there makes me realize that I am I decidedly, am not the queen of anything Mookalike. I'm not happy with the results, but I made a vow to post the first one I do no matter what. And the 'what' that happened this time was Mooka Madness:
It was supposed to be Mookas inside of larger Mookas and then single ones around the edged but it ended up a muddled mess.
I think I'll admit defeat where Mooka is concerned and go back to the 12x12 piece that I'm working on right now. It's kind of Industrial or Steampunkey or something I can't quite put my finger on, but I'm having fun with it. It's on a piece or bright yellow with light orange marbeling scrapbook paper.
The one that shows the color doesn't show the detail and the one that shows the detail doesn't show the color. Story of my life.
Thanks for such a challenging challenge this week Diva!