It is fall here in Delaware. The nights are cold and the days are cooler. The leaves have started to change. It's a good time. This week at the Bright Owl, the zendala challenge is a Halloween/Fall theme. I was all excited as I eventually want to have a zendala themed for each season. However, as Zentangle often goes, this zendala didn't turn out the way I thought it would. Rather than fall, I have Halloween zendala. I really like it though.
I started this zendala on an 8X8" piece of watercolor paper. I then took an AquaStic in orange and colored the background orange. I kept the color uneven and unplanned. I thought of the outer ovals as the eyes of a mask. I even started to blacken them all in but I thought that all of them being black would be too much. I added Verve and Allium to the center to mimic a spooky eye. Afterglo and Web came eaily at the larger triangle spots. After that however, I was stuck. I had this large shape in the middle and could not think of what to fill the space with. This morning Auraknot jumped up and said "Use ME!" so I did, bringing Web back to the center to tie it back to the edges. The shading really added to the dimension in this one.
I hope you all have a wonderful fall and Halloween. As of today, my sons want to be a Teenage Mutaint Ninja Turtle and a Korean Pop star. Funny that the turtle costume will be the easiest to do...