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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Weekly Challenge #3 "Eyes Wide Shut"

"Weekly challenge #3-Eyes Wide Shut"

I don't think this was as much of a challenge for me as it was for a lot of people.  For me, Zentangle has always been about surrendering to my muse, letting her take over instead of using my brain to force a drawing in the direction I wanted it to.

I've never actually closed my eyes before, but I often scatter dots around the page, and then just connect them willy-nilly.  In this case, drawing in a journal helped, because I could feel the edges, and didn't have the fear that I'd run off the page.  I did get a string that was a little shakier than normal, but as you can see from the completed zen below it, the shaky just blended right in.

I did a second one (but didn't have a chance to scan in the string before continuing).  This will be a good method of starting a zen on those days when I'm feeling as though my creative salts are all clumped up.


20 comments:

  1. i think these are both just stunning!

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  2. love them !
    especially the grail!i love tho swim in your ocean of eights....

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  3. Your work always has so much detail... These are great!

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  4. Breathtaking as always! I love to plunge into your drawings, doodles, ZTs…

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  5. I just love your style and pen work, Sandra. I'm copying and printing these out to learn from! Fantastic job :D

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  6. I'm loving the spiral and your unique style!

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  7. Stunning drawings! You really have a rhythm in your hand and head connection. I'm happy I came across your pics on the ZT Flckr group and these challenges. And look forward to participating… Thanks for sharing your patterns too - very cool of you!

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  8. Awesome Sandra !! I need to try and catch up on these challenges. I am on another challenge as well to feed and spark my muse. It's been far to long not checking in. I'm back... one day at a time !! Hugs my friend !! Kristy...RoseTwofeather

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  9. Oohhhh! Love the details in this one - soooo very nice!

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  10. There are little gems in both..stunning!

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  11. beautiful! I always enjoy seeing your tangles! Thank you for inspiring me!

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  12. Thanks for sharing this with your string. It inspired me to give it a try too.

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  13. Oh my goodness, gracious me... what an absolute FANTASY of visual texture...

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  14. Wonderful work. I'm so amazed at all the different designs everyone does.

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  15. As always lovely to look at and explore.

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  16. Beautiful work! I keep finding things I didn't see the first time!

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