Diva Challenge #51
I think I’m in shock! I actually completed this week’s challenge by mid-week. Why is it that I’m not happy with myself? I guess it is because I never realized how competitive I can be. I really wanted to post this week’s challenge before Cathy, my “challenge catch-up” partner. I’m not really sure why, other than ever since we started this, she has always posted the current challenge before me (although I will admit that I was always squeaking it in at the last minute). At one point yesterday, I was checking on the blog feeds that I subscribe to and saw that she had already posted her zentangle for the Diva’s Challenge #51. After that I lost my momentum, especially since I had used a new tangle on it and felt I should include instructions in this post as well. So, this week’s challenge was to use the new tangle, FIFE that was introduced in the November 17th newsletter from Zentangle, Inc.
Patterns used: Fife, Pendrils, Eyesis
The background on this zentangle is the FIFE pattern that was the actual challenge. This zentangle was one I started awhile ago (if you can call drawing two ovals starting). I have also been working on creating zentangles using all the different tiles from the set of pre-strung tiles. This zentangle was made on one of those pre-strung tiles. The oval pattern in the middle is the new one that I haven’t seen elsewhere. I have the steps to create it below. I named it “Eyesis” because it can look a bit like an eye but I didn’t want people to have a preconceived idea of what it should look like. What I love about this particular pattern is that it has an optical illusion effect making each oval both an inside and an outside in a three-dimensional sense and theoretically would stretch to infinity. Enjoy!