Challenge #330 … Zentangle Plates

This week’s Guest Blogger is Jeanette Clawson. Her “story” is very fascinating – she suffered from daily migraine headaches and used Zentangle to help her escape her misery for small blocks of time.  Thankfully, she made great improvements and is now a Certified Zentangle Teacher and jumped at the chance to serve as a Guest Blogger while the “Diva” takes the summer off.

Jeanette has a fondness for mandalas and china plates, therefore she likes to create “tangled plates” on her tiles.

My current feelings about china …. I just finished packing up my 12-place settings of china, given to me when I got married, and have stowed them in my garage!  What do you do with this stuff after almost 40 years of marriage – would never pick the pattern I picked way back when and I have no interest in using it now.  I’m sure some of you are having this “problem” too!

Back to the Challenge!  Today I was getting together with my friend, and fellow CZT, Janet Masey, for a Monday morning tangle session.  We both had read the Diva Challenge before meeting up, and decided to give it a go as a co-op challenge.  We took four tiles, drew out our circles and then tangled two tiles each.  Our circles didn’t extend far enough to almost fill the tile, but in the limited time we had, it worked out just fine.  Consider this a dessert plate.

We had fun mixing up the tiles and creating different mosaics.  Check out Janet’s blog for more photos!

Really enjoyed this challenge and can’t wait to do another … maybe tonight! Thank you, Jeanette, for the inspiring story and creative Challenge!

All four tiles
Mine – Top Right, Lower Left
Janet – Top Left, Lower Right

My tiles

(PS – check out my latest blog posting on the “Dr. Seuss-inspired gardens” – love what the class created and enjoy sharing with others!)

5 Comments on “Challenge #330 … Zentangle Plates

  1. I’m so glad you and Janet got together to take part in my challenge. I’m having so much fun seeing what everyone else has done. You guys all inspire me!


  2. Lovely mandala! You’d wonder how such different patterns could end up working so well together it always amazes me how they do. If you don’t like your old China pattern now aren’t you glad you didn’t get a tattoo back then!


  3. How nice your mosaic with Janet turned out. Thankfully, I never wanted any china. I am certainly too clumsy to be trusted around anything that delicate, LOL!


  4. Did not read Janet’s post carefully enough. I thought you both did 4 tiles. You ended up with a nice array of tangles. This reminds me a little of when Zentangle® had the 9 tile mosaic set. My sister, cousin, and I were going to do one and never got around to it. think I still have the set. Maybe some day.


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