A few weeks ago, one of my favourite Tanglers, Anica Grabovec, started a project called “The Endless Zentangle” and posted about it on Facebook. Its basically a little book with Zentangle tile size pages made of one veeeeeery long strip of paper folded like an accordion. Each week, you are to complete one “page” of it, always overlapping a little onto the next page. It looked like a lot of fun! But since I always start on projects but somehow almost never get to finish them, I discarded the idea of participating and forgot about it.
However, yesterday on Instagram I came across the project again and WOW… there was such amazing artwork there! I immediately got hooked and started to dig out information about the project. I soon found out that the challenge for this project seems to have come from a super-talented Russian tangler I had never heard of before, Natalie Plechkova. Unfortunately that means that pretty much all information on this project are in Russian. Google translate does help – but only when you’ve found an entry or a post about it… Let me help you here. 🙂
• The best starting point if you want to participate would be Natalie Plechkova’s blog post about the challenge. There she also links to the weekly posts about the challenge.
• For some inspiration you can go to her Instagram account or search for #the_endless_zentangle or the Russian counterpart.
It feels like this project opens up a whole new part of the Zentangle community that I haven’t been aware of yet. So much new, gorgeous artwork to find, that’s really cool! However it’s a little sad that there’s this language barrier.. So.. If you’re participating or have found a cool post about it: Please leave a comment here! I’d love to check out what you found.
Maybe one day I’ll start such an accordion folded book, too! The project is definitely intriguing! But until then there’s still so much to finish first, hehe. Ooooops… XD
P.S.: The lovely Christina from W wie Windspiel was so sweet to craft me a ten page leporello from Fabriano tiepolo today! She made one for herself, too, and next week when we FINALLY meet again she’ll bring it along. She posted both hers and mine (the dark one) on Instagram – haven’t they turned out BEAUTIFULLY?! I’m really motivated to try to match the content of the book with its beautiful outside. THANK YOU so much, Christina! ❤