This week it was difficult for me to do art. I wasn't inspired. I sat there and looked at the blank paper/tile and there was nothing. And today it was similar. But I wanted to do my weekly tile because I didn't want to fail this "challange" so fast. So I sat down and picked a little challange from the "Shading Zentangle" Facebook-Group: do a Tile in Ballpoint-pen only.
It was recommended to do some organic shapes because it should be easier to shade them with ballpoint-pens. So I chosed a organic shaped string and startet with Abundies. But then the string didn't seem to fit anymore so I ignored it and and drew the little rose-like forms (the tangle is called abeko) and the willow-catkin like stems.
And somehow I like the result a little bit. Its not perfect, but it was finished fast, I used tangles I never used before (Abundies & Abeko) and I did not fail my personal challenge.
And because it is in ballpoint too, I would like to share one of my very first tiles today. Its about four years old (I dont know exactly because its not dated) and I know, I did it with ballpoint pen because I only had some blank index-cards and this ballpoint pen and no fineliners. I had chosen the patterns on that tile because I worked at a fabric store that time and the zangles reminded me to that (knitting-loops, ribbon or lace and some woven fabric)