Sunday, December 13, 2015

Diva's Weekly Challenge #247



Virginia Woolf said, “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” I felt this way when I used to write. I guess painting is same. This week I almost skipped the weekly challenge because we had a lot family events. This doesn’t mean I don’t have any time or physical space to tangle, but I was mentally just out of condition. This is interesting: Zentangle should help people calm down when they feel anxiety. However, when I feel anxiety, it’s difficult to create something, even just doodle. This truth let me rethink what effect Zentangle actually gives me.

Am I willing to pursue being creative or just be relaxed when I tangle? I am not sure.

Whatever, I finished this weekly challenge before the sunrise of the last day.

This weekly challenge is called “AFRICAN ARTIST”, which was created by CZT Tina-Akua Hunziker. Tina named this pattern that way because an African material inspired her. This is a new pattern to me and I have no idea if I really drew it the right way because the result seems so different from Tina’s original module.


Another tile I finished in this week


喜歡寫作的女人一定會引用吳爾芙的這句話:『女性若是想要寫作,一定要有錢和自己的房間。』曾經有很多年,奉之為圭臬。但多年後就會明白,寫作,關乎意志力,跟錢和房間都無關。我猜畫圖也是。

上個星期Zac家有許多活動,上上下下,人聲鼎沸,就算曾逃去住在遠離塵囂的公公家兩晚,三天卻要花上半天的時間往返,其實也累壞了,每天都睡不飽,每天也沒心力畫圖,拿起筆禪繞個三筆,就頹頹然放下。

這挺弔詭的,畢竟當初學禪繞,不都說可以放鬆心情,養兵千日,不就在一朝若有身心皆疲倦之際能派得上用場?怎麼到了緊要關頭,卻無法下筆呢?仔細檢討一下,約莫就是本來學禪繞是為了放鬆,然我偏偏要視之為一種創作行為,才會說出人太多太吵沒靈感畫不出來的話吧?如果回歸禪繞最原本的意義,應當不至於空白七日。

不管怎樣我還是泡好咖啡,對著電腦,趁著路上無車無人,夜深無聲之際,把本週挑戰擠出來。

本週挑戰有個極有節奏感的名字:非洲藝術家,是一個瑞士的CZT從非洲藝術裡得到的靈感,我從來沒有畫過,據說畫出來要一束一束的,但我畫出來顯然不是這樣子。管他的。


2015.12.13。







3 comments:

  1. Beautiful tile! I love the composition and colors.

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  2. I think you did well with African artist. The tile is beautiful. Maybe the 2nd tile shows your state of mind, don't you think?

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  3. Beautiful tiles & wonderful color combination!

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