Friday, April 15, 2011

15 Minutes of Fame, challenge #17

Wow, 15 minutes sure flies by when you're having fun! I tend to take my sweet time when I'm tangling but I thought that I'd give the 15 minutes a try. Being prepared was an important factor here. I didn't set the timer until I got everything just so. Now I wondered which patterns to use. If I decide before I get started is that cheating? I first had some pattern ideas in front of me and jumped in. Woa, that timer must be fast! I saw that time was ticking rather quickly so I used my Sundoo because I'm pretty quick with it. Not quick enough. The Ennies were beginning to look like pollywogs, no time to get distracted, keep going. Oops, no time for adding shadows. Here's the result:
Roll up the sleeves. Get more patterns out. BREATHE! Smile. Okay, here I go again. I felt rushed but I got more done. Even the shadowing! I even tried out something that has been knocking around in my brain for a bit. It's the grass/wheat seed head. I also threw in some white gel pen afterwards. Attempt #2:
I'm liking this one a little better. I had a few days off so I could head south to CT to visit cousins and do some family genealogy digging with my sister and cousin. It was a nice break. I saw some drawings my 4x Great Grandfather did while being an architect in New Haven, CT. Great work. Lots of patience. He would have been great at Zentangles! I was inspired and rejuvinated. Thank you Rufus Gustavus Russell (1823-1896).
You've got to appreciate all those little lines!

Back to Zentangles.  This next one I also got inspired by a picture of a henna drum a friend showed me (the flowery part).
Last one. As you see, I got away from the 4 points in the corners and went for just the string. Less to fill. I do thank Laura Harms once again for these great challenges. They do get me going. Big hugs out to you and your family.
It reminds me of someone tripping while trying to dance. It's a little bit how I feel this go-around. I did have fun, though, as I always do.


  1. Wow, your 15 minute tangles are amazing!

  2. These are wonderful tangles! I especially love the flowery tangle.

  3. Loved this post - and the last one DOES look like someone trying to dance with two left feet! *G*

  4. On the third one, I see a flower fairy distributing bags of seeds that sprout into the pretty flowers as she flies above the ground. :D The fourth one makes me think of a mythological deity being drawn back to her place in the sky.

  5. Jane, all of these are great. I especially like your henna flower drum design. I used it this week, what fun. I plugged you on my blog. Thanks again!
    Hope to see you in May at CZT training.

  6. Thanks all. You are a very kind group. Danni, I'm glad you liked my flower drumline. You did a great job with it yourself! May will be here before we know it. Can't wait!