Boy was I ever excited to see that the challenge this week is to create a Zendala! I am working on a piece inspired by India and I needed some more inspiration. This challenge couldn't have come at a better time. All last night I was looking at sari patterns on line and an India pattern book to help me with the next direction on my piece. Finally I just put it away, resolved to come back today with some fresh eyes.
After I was up and fully caffeinated, I pulled up the Diva's Challenge to see what was in store for this week. Awesome! It's zendala's! Also, this week is guest hosted by Genevieve Crabe, a super talented CZT. Genevieve shared with us a zendala template to get us started.
I always do this. I am often stymied by blank space. What to fill it with? Which is the "right" one? Finally I decided to use keeko around the outer edge. I like how keeko looks as a border. I've used it before with good results and said "Hey! Go for it! You won't finish if you don't start."
As I was working, I used the printout of the template to test tangles to see if I like them first. I know it isn't very "zentangle" of me to do that, but it saves me some regret later. Here I can erase and do again.
Finally, I got everything all worked out and got to tangling. Here is the final result, unshaded and shaded.