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Hump Day Zentangle Challenge #29 – Cheer Me Up, Please Edition

by Suzanne Fluhr on January 30, 2020 · 2 comments

Hump Day Zentangle Challenge, Mandala Zendala

During the winter here in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States in the northern hemisphere, I usually fall prey to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Then, I feel guilty because I know I have been so fortunate compared to others. One way I try to cope is to plan a trip to somewhere warm during February. As I mentioned in my last Hump Day Zentangle post, this year, we were supposed to go to Mexico, but that trip was scuttled by my experiencing intractable back pain.

I shared that I underwent an MRI study to look for the cause of back pain. I received the results, and as my physician suspected, I have compression fractures in my thoracic spine — 4 of them. Yesterday I had some blood tests. As I walked home from the hospital, the world felt pretty gray—even this view of Center City Philadelphia from the South Street Bridge.

Center City Philadelphia from the South Street Bridge

It’s at times like these that I am very grateful I stumbled upon the world of Zentangle, both the method and the kind and generous people around the world who share my enthusiasm for this meditative art form. There are times when I enjoy the calming mind space I can enter using the pure Zentangle method, “one stroke at a time”. At other times, I turn to Zentangle Inspired Art, using color to rock my world. (There’s a reason my family calls me Mrs. Excitement.)

Hump Day Zentangle Challenge #29 – Color My/Your World

For this week’s challenge, share some Zentangle Inspired Art where you have used color. In the past week, I find myself wanting to add color to my Zentangle Inspired Art:

Hump Day Zentangle Challenge, Zentangle Inspired Art

I usually don’t know what to do with the tangle Mooka. Here, I used it with some Fescu and “flowers” which may or may not be actual tangles.

Hump Day Zentangle Challenge, Mandala Zendala

Here, I also used Mooka in a colorful Mandala (Zendala). The other tangles you might recognize are Paradox, Sand Swirl and Cadent . The tangle in the outermost ring I believe is also a tangle, but I don’t remember the name. Can anyone help with that?

For the color in my Zentangle Inspired Art, I used Prisma Color Premier colored pencils and Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Pens.  (Affiliate Links*).

Please Share Your Hump Day Zentangle® Challenge Creations!

Please share your responses to this week’s challenge with us in the Hump Day Zentangle Challenge Facebook Group and/or on your Instagram, Twitter  or Flickr feeds. Use the hashtag #hdchallenge29. If you’re not a member of the FB group, ask to join and I’ll be happy to add you. The more the merrier.

There are other ways to share your work: We also have a Pinterest group board to share our Hump Day Challenge responses. Email me at suzanne@boomeresque.com if you’d like me to add you as a contributor to the Pinterest board or you can mention that in a comment below with your Pinterest name.

If you have your own blog and are posting your challenge responses there, leave the URL to your blog in a comment below so people can paste it into their browser and find your post. (PS: The first 2 times you comment, I will have to moderate the comment. After your first two comments on Boomeresque, your comments will appear without moderation.)

If you have your own blog and are posting your challenge responses there, leave the URL to your blog in a comment below so people can paste it into their browser and find your post. (PS: The first 2 times you comment, I will have to moderate the comment. After your first two comments on Boomeresque, your comments will appear without moderation.)

Feel free to share your work for this or any challenge at any time—even next week, next month, next year, ad infinitum. Participation in the challenges need not be linear!

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Have you ever had a compression factor? If so, is there any advice you can share?

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Annie Taylor January 31, 2020 at 3:38 am

Oh Suzanne, no wonder you’ve been in such pain! I hope that there is a solution for you.
No lack of sun here but I’m in bed with a horrible cold, feeling sorry for myself. It’s a while since I’ve had any time to do challenge but you’ve inspired me to pick up my pens and have a go from my sick bed… not sure how it will turn out!
Sending gentle hugs.
Axxx

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Suzanne Fluhr Suzanne Fluhr January 31, 2020 at 12:09 pm

Thank you, Annie, I saw it in the FB group. It turned out great. Definitely cheered me up!

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