I'm so glad I have found my Mooka groove since the Diva has given us a monotangle (one pattern!) challenge for this week's challenge.
I bought some lovely metallic pens and pencils this weekend at Tangle U that look stunning on the black Zentangle® tiles. The pens are Pentel Slicci, and the pencils are from Caran d'Ache.
I love Mooka now. I couldn't say that a few months ago or even a few weeks ago! I think my experience is a good example on why we shouldn't give up on a pattern or on ourselves. We all have something with which we might struggle a bit. Does that mean we throw in the towel and give up, or do we just try a little harder? Creating Zentangle art, or doing anything else you love, requires practice. Practice is not perfect, and I don't believe that practice makes perfect. I believe that practice leads us to be more comfortable with our efforts and to feel confident in our abilities. There's always room to learn and to grow, so if we were perfect, where would we set our sights?
I, too, struggle with some of the patterns, but I don't give up on them. I may focus on patterns that I prefer or want to learn, but I always go back to the tricky ones. I practice, I get inspired by others' artwork, and I play until I find the right groove. Thanks to CZT Kelley Kelly, I found my groove with Mooka, and I officially love this pattern now. I just needed to make it work for me, and I needed to get over my issue with it.
Here is this week's Diva challenge, my MonoMooka: