I am still relatively new to Zentangle. I understand the philosophy behind the techniques but following them is a little different than understanding them. Right? I tend to plan too much! I like control and planning comes naturally to me, it is just part of who I am. So my comfort zone is to think ahead to what tangles I will use and practice them first before trying a Zentangle tile.
To get into my danger zone I decided that I would create a few tangles without thinking - just do it. Since I don't know many tangles yet, I used the little tangle card from the official Zentangle kit and randomly selected tangles to put on my tile - no thinking - just pointed to the tile with my eyes closed and started drawing the tangle where my finger landed. I also added a couple of random ones that I like.
Oh, before I started tangling I made a string. I started with string #76 from Tanglepatterns.com before I realized that it was planning to use a pre-formatted string. The next two tiles I drew a random string to help stay in my danger zone.
|String 76, Knightsbridge, Crescent Moon, Bales, Pokeroot, Flukes|
|Zander, Shattuck, Hollibaugh, Florz, Tipple|
|Flux, Mooka, Kieko, Hallibaugh, Flower|
I have to say that this was a very rewarding exercise! It has made me feel a little more free to just tangle instead of planning my every step.
Thanks to the Diva for helping us get more creative and thank you for checking in on my work.