|6.25" Pen and Ink on 80# drawing paper|
|original design for this Zendala done on iPad app called iOrnament|
It took less time but since I struggle with repetition: the ability to repeat a design over and over, the completion was far more difficult for me. I should have been able to let go and just zone out. But I found if I did that I lost concentration and made mistakes. And although mistakes are not really an issue...wabi sabi dictates that mistakes are in fact needed in art, I found that they were more obvious in a repeated pattern like this.
It was a real struggle but when I was finished I found the piece beautiful (to me) and I found it restful and meditative to look at. I liked my choice of colors in close harmony on the color wheel. I liked the introduction of a more "organic" tangle for the main design and I think I might enjoy a more organic tangle the next time just in general.
I think this might be pretty in a small frame.