Zentangles – Diva Challenge #182 Stripes

I had a lot of fun at the flea on Saturday, meeting people and talking about my creations. Despite the gloomy weather, the crowd was fantastic. We had human traffic even past 11pm! I was amazed and awed.

The venue was huge (multiple spots within an entire downtown precinct in our island-state) and Festival Village (where we were) was adjacent a chill-out area that was so pretty and sparkly that it was truly a pity I had to stay at my booth all night 🙂

In all it ended really late on Saturday night and I only got to bed at 4am.

I was all talked out and my calves were tender from standing the entire time. All I wanted to do was sleep in on Sunday and hibernate till Monday (or until the meows demanded their next meal which is actually more likely to happen haha). Unfortunately we have some really enthusiastic neighbours in this apartment block who often wake me up with their erm, home improvement projects, this time, at 7am on a Sunday morning 😦

I tried to drown out the noise with a pillow over my head but it didn’t work. I reluctantly got up, fed the meows and went to the wet market and got groceries to make brunch. Since then, I have been trying to overcome my sleep debt. (Note the emphasis on ‘trying’.)

Despite feeling like a slightly more articulate zombie, I have been working non-stop to restock my little shop. Some items had sold out and needed urgent replenishing, whilst others required inventory orders to be put in with my supplier.

In all, I somehow managed to make 3 necklaces, 10 key rings and 21 pairs of earrings just yesterday. I was so engrossed.. and half awake.. that I hadn’t even realised that I had cut myself twice and was bleeding from my pliers @_@ Eeek.

As a sort-of treat, today I decided I would just take it easy and do a scheduled post run later this afternoon. Downtime is probably necessary, before I do more harm to myself XD

I very gladly took to this week’s challenge last night. It was a simple theme: “Stripes”, and one that my tired brain could happily wrap itself around without too much exertion 😛

I decided to use another old book page. I felt that the lines upon lines of words went very well with the “Stripes” theme and it seemed to make a lot of sense. My string had a total of 8 stripes – 4 diagonal stripes on the lower half, and another 4 intersecting stripes on the top.

(Clicking on the images below will take you to Flickr.)

Diva Challenge Wk 182 Stripes

I hadn’t anticipated how busy the tile would look in the end because the Diva’s tile was so serene. And I must have made some of the stripe-sections too fat, because they don’t look like stripes anymore 😛

I like this second photograph better because it looks (I think) a little closer to what I had in mind, in black and white 🙂

Diva Challenge Wk 182 Stripes


P.S. It seems I make a pretty efficient zombie – I have also somehow managed to update Flickr and Facebook even whilst running on insufficient sleep. This is my Flickr album for all things Zentangle and this is my shop’s Facebook page where I post updates every week.

P.P.S. I need to remember to create a new discount code for September soon – note to self.

Ta, for now!