The weekend before last I went to a big Zentangle meetup here in Germany and – like last year – it was a lot of fun! As I mentioned before, Christina from W wie Windspiel made a leporello for me so I could participate in the endless Zentangle challenge by Natalie Plechkova (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, please >>click here<<). She gave it to me just before the meeting and it turned out magnificiently! ❤ Here it is (it's the dark one):
The picture was taken by Christina from W wie Windspiel and is used with her kind permission. You can find this picture and more beautiful art on her Instagram account
The paper inside is Fabriano Tiepolo, the same paper as the official Zentangle tiles are made of, and has 10 pages total (so I have a chance of finishing it in a not too distant future).
Here are two little updates for the endless Zentangle project. The first picture is from about ten days ago when I first started:
Tangles used so far: Stella
And this is how it looked about one week later:
Tangles used so far: Stella, Mooka (It stealthyly sneaks in everywhere, it’s like weed! Very pretty weed indeed! :-D), Diva Dance, Huggins, MySwing, Crescent Moon
I haven’t shaded yet and probably wont shade it until it is finished – don’t want to smudge anything here… As you can see, I’m not following any of the suggestions by Natalie. I can’t read them and although everybody’s art looks beautiful, it simply feels really good to just tangle as I want. And I’m more than happy with the result so far! So the motivation to continue is definitely there and I’ll keep you up to date in (more or less) regular intervals how the project grows. Many thanks again to Christina who made it possible! 🙂
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! ❤