OK, let me preface this post by saying I am hugely intimidated by Zentangle. I actually participated in a Zentangle ATC swap over at Swap-bot and when I received the ATC's from my partner, I wanted to hunt her down and take mine back and apologize all over the place. I think it's b-cus of my anal growing up period.
Here, maybe this will help you understand me a bit better
One morning when I was eating my eggs in my highchair, my mother locked herself out of the house, It was winter. She bent down and called through the mail slot, "Sweetie Pie, come and open the door for Mommy!" The way she told the story (over and over and over again, like it was something wonderful) I looked at her and I looked at my eggs and I looked at her a few times. She then called out (likely getting colder by the minute) "Sweetie Pie, throw your eggs on the floor, it doesn't matter and come let Mommy in!" And I looked at her and looked at my eggs and looked back at her. EVENTUALLY, apparently, I squished my little girl form underneath the table of the highchair and scooted down, without spilling a drop of eggs and went and let her in.
And we all know where it came from, right?
Anyways, I struggle to doodle. and I struggle even more to show my doodling to anyone.
BUT, thanks to the Poobahs, I have been gently knudged (read: shoved) out of my comfort zone more than once in the almost-two years they have been posting challenges. And #97 is
So, at a loss about what to do, I decided to do my age: 57. Then it occurred to me, "Heinz 57" then I found a vintage picture of a building in NYC which which stood in the location at East 23rd Street and 5th Avenue where the Flatiron building now stands. Then I had to embellish it a bit, but that's just the way it is. So it's not quite just ZENTANGLE, but I did do SOME.
And who knows, maybe I will try a bit more when no one is looking.
But I'll never admit it.
The Order of the Opus Gluei has been delighting the masses for almost two years now,
this is their 97th challenge. Is that cool or what?
What's that you say? You haven't checked them out?
Well, I'm certainly not going to nag you. I'm not your mother after all.
C'mon, throw your damn eggs on the floor and go for it!
If you don't, it's your loss.