Friday, April 15, 2011

Zentangle Weekly Challenge # 17 - 15 Minutes

This Zentangle Weekly Challenge this week is to tangle for 15 minutes. Set a timer or watch the clock, but 15 minutes is the limit. I never realized (because I have such a long history of tangling - LOL) how much time I can spend on a single piece until now. Not that I regret a second of it, but they do tend to take a bit of time. If you add up all the little 5-10 minute chunks of time spent on one.

If you are just tuning in, this is a weekly challenge to doodle Zentangle style.

My first attempt was interrupted several times (seems highly impossible that I was bugged 4 times in 15 minutes in my office, where on any given day I am completely ignored for hours at a time if not the whole day, but it happened that way this day) so I had to estimate the timing, and here's what happened in that "15" minute time slot:



It's a bookmark. I LOVE to read, and am ALWAYS in need of a bookmark.
I like them F-L-A-T so, a Zentangled Bookmark is right up my alley.

You can see that I didn't finish. I don't know how long I really spent on this, because I had 4 different pests people intrude on my little Zen break. I kept losing my concentration. And it felt like it was taking forever to get back to where I was, Zentangley speaking. KWIM? It was really annoying. Sheesh. If I just didn't like money so much, I'd quit this pesky job and play in my studio ALL DAY LONG...

The picture is not the best, but neither is the tangle for this challenge, so I am okay with the mediocre picture. Some times you just have to use what you have and move on...

I have to admit that I will re-visit this bookmark and finish my tangling. I don't feel that this one quite meets the challenge. (any excuse to doodle more, right?!?!?!)

A doodle do-over was in order. SO, I closed my office door this time, taped a note on said door threatening bodily harm to any who dared knock, and came up with this piece:



Okay, I am just kidding. I didn't really tape a note on the door. But I wanted to. Maybe I really should next time. WHAT??? It could happen.





9 comments:

Rosemary said...

These are marvelous, I LOVE them. How dare people interrupt your creative time! Harumph. Wonderful, and the first one is perfect in my estimation. The second one is too but you seem to think the first one is lacking something, but I disagree. End of rant now, thank you for reading...

Scrappy Beads said...

"Momo Sent Me"... Just poppin' in to say "Hi"... and take a look around. My first time here and a new follower... *Ü*. I'm looking forward to visiting with you often. **Lots of Hugs** Deborah
http://www.scrappybeads.blogspot.com
P.S. I ♥ your creativity... *Ü*!

Lutka And Co. said...

A bookmark - what a neat idea! And it looks pretty nicely finished to me :-)

Darkskye said...

Wait, the bookmark isn't 'complete'? I think it works as it is! I can understand wanting to put more into it, but it makes a good piece even in just 15 minutes :D

trisha too said...

Well, it may not TECHNICALLY be complete, but it looks great to me!!

:)

bev o'daniel said...

I really love the bookmark. I'll have to try one.

Simply Beautiful Sundays said...

okay, been looking around a bit...=) I like your blog=) I see we have art journal love in common...to start...off for now=)

Electra said...

These are STUNNING!

Shar said...

Love your tangeles! They are awesome!