I've been doing Zentangles (check outzentangle.com) for a long time, and I love the meditative aspect of creating one. I also appreciate that my awareness levels are higher now that I am looking for tangle patterns all around me most of the time. I have met some amazing people because of Zentangles, and I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher. We have a Zentangle Club here in N. E. Ohio which meets monthly for all kinds of Zentangle fun. I have also taught Zentangles to all kinds of people in all kinds of situations.
But there is one thing I have never done -- accepted a challenge to complete a Zentangle tile with a specific theme from Laura at IamtheDivaczt.blogspot.com. She issues a new challenge every week, and Zentangle enthusiasts from all over the country send in their creative submissions which go into a weekly slideshow. The closest I ever came to entering before was doing one, but not sending it in. So my friend Kathy challenged me to do the challenge this week -- a double challenge! I was so excited that I did the wrong challenge -- the ribbony egglike one. But the real challenge was to do a Zentangle tile in 15 minutes, so at the last minute, I whipped out the heart. I am so proud that I finally made it into the challenge, and I am proud to report to Kathy that I even did two Zentangle tiles! Hooray!