this week it's brought to you by Sandy Hunter, CZT
Weekly Challenge #195: "Turning Old into New"
Greetings, fellow tanglers!
My name is Sandy Hunter, and I’ve been a certified Zentangle teacher since February of 2012. Like all the tangle fanatics before me, I’ve tromped a well-worn cyberpath to that cozy little corner of the internet that is the Diva’s Weekly Challenge blog… and now she’s offered me the chance to plop down by the fire in her figurative living room and uncork this week’s challenge! Hold on to your fuzzy socks!
Imagine your favorite go-to tangle pattern. Something you love; something you draw all the time. Is it a grid-based pattern? Or is it a ‘scatter’ pattern, that you can just use randomly to fill up a space? If nothing comes immediately to mind, go poke around on tanglepatterns.com …or pinterest. They’re gold mines for tangle patterns.
Here’s the challenge:
If you picked a grid-based pattern, pull it out of the grid and make it a freeform one.
If it’s a freeform pattern, make it a grid-based pattern. That could mean several rows or a single row, drawn as a border.
The idea is to change the structure of a pattern, while still retaining its basic elements. Don’t worry about getting every part of it exactly “right”. If you’re having a good time and you’re drawing something you like, it’s perfect.
Some examples (I meant to stop at two, but you know how it goes when you’re having a good time!):
If you have a blog, add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here) Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;)
i'm currently trying to decide what to do about the challenge slideshows (read here)... if you have any ideas i would love to hear from you!
If you don't have a blog but still want to participate, you can email your tile to me and i will put it in the slideshow. (send submissions to: weeklychallenge at mail.com) [not gmail, just mail]. I just ask that you put in the subject line: Challenge # ________
The deadline for each weekly challenge is Saturday night so that i can round everyone up by Sunday. What this means is that i will stop adding tiles to the slideshow on Sunday. You're still more than welcome to do the challenges and add your name to the linkey machine. - although to be honest the deadline is pretty forgiving.
I will be more diligent with the linkey machine - by editing out the ones that don't work, the doubles, the links that lead to nowhere, the links that go just to blog home pages (this is why we need those site specific urls), and the spam. And there is some spam. PLEASE do not put your *home* page in the linkey machine... please? for me??