Wooohoooo!! I have finally made it to the end of Thing-a-Day 2011 without missing a day!
It has been really hard though and I am sure that if I had not chosen to do a zentangle theme for the month that I would have fallen by the wayside. As I mentioned on Day 1, my family has had a really bad year and my creativity has taken a real knocking but in doing a daily zentangle I have had the opportunity to focus on something that quickly and easily develops into a thing of beauty with little conscious thought and without the fear of ‘getting it wrong’ or staring at a blank page. And it has helped me by giving me a few minutes each day where I can just get lost in the process of zentangling and enjoying my classical music without giving thought to the things that trouble me on a daily basis. And yes, I think it has helped me to get a little bit excited about starting something new and more challenging, creatively speaking, over the next few weeks.
So, anyway, today I did my final letters of X,Y and Z. And then worked on trying to arrange my 36 tiles onto a piece of black mount board – which was not quite as easy as I expected as the board would only accommodate 5 tiles across and 8 tiles down – so I could not carry out my original plan of 6 tiles by 6, or even 4 by 9!
So this is my final arrangement…
… although I think I will create two narrow border pieces to run alongside the bottom 4 rows, perhaps with my name and the date worked into it somehow, and this will create a neater rectangular shape before sticking everything down and framing it.
Putting this together made me think of the samplers that ‘young ladies’ created in centuaries gone by where they displayed their prowess with their repetoire of embroidery stitches creating a needleworked alphabet…and how like embroidery it is, creating patterns one stroke or stitch at a time.
And so I have met the Thing-a-Day challenge, one day at a time, and hope that everyone who participated enjoyed their month of creativity too, and hopefully we will all be doing it again next year!!
Just one more day to go for this year’s Thing-a-Day. I only have 3 more letters to go to finish my quest to make a zentangle for every letter of the alphabet … so I should be able to do it!
I will try to get them all mounted and photograph it for tomorrow’s grand finale!!!
The end of February is now in sight and I am at risk of not quite managing to have the full zentangle alphabet finished…
That is really not an option for me and so I have to spend rather more than half an hour getting a minimum of 3 letters done each day for the next 3 days.
I did want to get them all mounted at the end of the month too, so fingers crossed that I find the time for that!
Very short of time today – but just enough to doodle a quick Q for my Zentangle collection.
OK – so I had planned to do something a bit different today but I never quite got round to it…tomorrow perhaps!!!!
And so I continue with my zentangle
quest – to do every letter of the alphabet and the numbers zero to nine as a zentangle design during the month of February.
Today is the turn of F and 4.
Tomorrow – life permitting – I will try to do something different for a day or so!
I have had a really easy day today…doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that. It’s good to have a chance to unwind! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my zentangles today as I have had no pressure and was able to totally relax.
Today I have done an E and a number 3…what will tomorrow bring??
I don’t want to become too predictable now do I??
Another busy day is nearly done and I have just finished another 2 designs…a number 2 to add to the numbers and a letter D to add to the alphabet in zentangles.
I am just really glad that it is the start of the weekend tomorrow and I can spend a little more time doing what I want to do. I am quite pleased with how my project is coming along and think that the single tiles look good when grouped together. I’m looking forward to seeing all 36 letters and number together at the end of the month!
It has been a rather hectic day today and for a while I thought I’d fall by the wayside on day 2!! But I finally found half an hour to tangle a B. I had hoped that I would find zentangling relaxing and theraputic but that was not the case as I was panicking to find bed time drawing closer and closer and I still hadn’t got anything done. Tomorrow I will try to get something done before midday! Sleep well everyone!!