Saturday, June 4, 2011

Zentangle Challenge #24 - Stripes!

One morning, I woke up dreaming about stripes in a shell. My beloved father-in-law was a shell collector, and he passed away many years ago, much to my chagrin. So shells are very sentimental and special to me. I thought about this shell for days, and looked at all kinds of tangles, just thinking what might work. I even did some sketches. But at the last minute, I decided to go with a variation of a simple tangle that I saw, and one that I made up called "barnaca".

I had already decided to do a Zentangle as part of my birthday present for my dear friend, Rose. I wanted to do a rainbow, so when I saw the challenge for this week was stripes, it fit in perfectly! After I added a little color, I couldn't resist adding a little sparkle. On the back, I put this quote: “We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” by George Bernard Shaw. Then I put the Zentangle on a holder that says "PLAY" to further emphasize playfulness! Hooray for fun, creativity, and play!


  1. What a nice tribute to your father-in-law. The gift for your friend Rose is just lovely.

  2. Barnaca is wonderful and I love your play birthday tribute and the sparkle is lovely!