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It’s November 10th, three days after the USA shocked over half of it’s voters (and all of the pundits) by electing you know who. I’m still too numb to mention his name. I was intending to write a therapeutic blog post about our election after having been consumed by it for over a year, but I remain too distraught about the result. So, if you’re
interested curious, check back in a few days and I may have collected myself sufficiently to write something at least semi-coherent about it.
Throughout this year, I watched waaaay too much cable news, keeping myself
reatively sane by tangling while I watched. I have to call my creations Zentangle Inspired Art because they don’t follow the Zentangle rules. (There are rules. There are no mistakes.) My creations are too big for the Zentangle construct, and I used colored pencils or other colored media.
I have been absent from sharing my Diva Challenge responses and enjoying yours for three weeks. However, I was dutifully working on the challenges.
I’ll share them in reverse chronological order:
Laura asked us to use the tangle “Eaxy” by Nadine Roller. I don’t know if I was experiencing election induced brain freeze, but try as I might, I could not master this tangle. I felt like I needed another few steps in the step-out to be able to reproduce it. I will look at what has been shared by others for the challenge to see if I can induce a 💡 moment.
Diva Challenge #291: Halloween
Halloween brings back mind images of my father carving our pumpkin every year and our then little boys in their various costumes:
- Dragon (because you can make a costume using Dr. Denton’s onesy pajamas and then just adding the things no respectable dragon would be without, like a tail and a special spiked hat);
- Ghost (easy peasy); and
- Doctor (because you can borrow your father’s doctor bag and old stethoscope); and,
- Ninja (because your great-grandmother gave you a ninja costume complete with plastic nunchucks. She didn’t raise two boys, so she didn’t realize what a bad idea it might be to arm a 4 year old.)
So, here’s my pumpkin:
Diva Challenge #290 – Duotangle Using N’zeppel and Flux
This was a fun, relaxing one because we had to use two of my “go to” favorite tangles. I decided to make it more challenging by using color—gelly roll pens, in this case.
If you have been enjoying the Zentangle Inspired Art, but wondering all this time how someone could get more votes, but still lose an election, I explained the United States electoral college system in a 2012 blog post.