Weekly Challenge #3 "Eyes Wide Shut"


Weekly challenge #3-Eyes Wide Shut

I don’t think this was as much of a challenge for me as it was for a lot of people.  For me, Zentangle has always been about surrendering to my muse, letting her take over instead of using my brain to force a drawing in the direction I wanted it to.

I’ve never actually closed my eyes before, but I often scatter dots around the page, and then just connect them willy-nilly.  In this case, drawing in a journal helped, because I could feel the edges, and didn’t have the fear that I’d run off the page.  I did get a string that was a little shakier than normal, but as you can see from the completed zen below it, the shaky just blended right in.

I did a second one (but didn’t have a chance to scan in the string before continuing).  This will be a good method of starting a zen on those days when I’m feeling as though my creative salts are all clumped up.

Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

20 thoughts on “Weekly Challenge #3 "Eyes Wide Shut"

  1. I just love your style and pen work, Sandra. I'm copying and printing these out to learn from! Fantastic job 😀

  2. Awesome Sandra !! I need to try and catch up on these challenges. I am on another challenge as well to feed and spark my muse. It's been far to long not checking in. I'm back… one day at a time !! Hugs my friend !! Kristy…RoseTwofeather

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