Yesterday marked the start of another “100 day” season. For 2 years, I’ve wished I could join the #the100dayproject but personal tragedies affected my ability to follow through. Inktober and many Facebook challenges were left unfinished along the way. So when #the100dayproject started planning this year, I was reluctant to jump in. I thought about it for weeks. Suddenly, something I’d seen on pinterest a few years ago gave me an idea. When trying to map out how to make sure the project I put together didn’t kill me in the process, this idea popped into my head.
This Celtic Tangler’s index was to be a piece worthy of hanging on the wall. Sadly, this paper only fit 77 sections! New plan! Use my precious hoarded Opus tiles! Divide my 100 into 2 Knots each with 49 sections each (7×7). Put a different Tangle in each section for 100 days. I can use border tangles around the edge for the extra 2 days. At the end I have my tangle inspiration I can hang on a wall!
I planned to use the daily tangle prompts from a Facebook group I am in called ZIA’S Tips, Tricks and Techniques. They have already been practicing the 15 minutes per day of focused creativity through their #15MINUTEMAGIC and #FOCUSSTUDY prompts in group. Using their prompts made it possible to invite them all to join the project and be able to use their daily work if they wished.
Never could I have imagined the awesome result! Lots of artists in the group have shown interest in joining in! In addition, I have done my first live stream and someone showed up! More than one!💜
Today, on day 2, another Facebook group joined! And, although the live stream this morning didn’t get set to public so I talked to myself! It’s been an amazing experience helping to inspire so many people to create! Thank you all so much for your support and kind words! They mean very much to me!
It’s never too late to join! First, watch the preparation video. I recommend you watch it at 2x speed! It’s a bit tedious with measuring every thing but it was recorded in live mode and hard to speed. Once you have created your knot watch the day 1 video. Learn the pattern Delys by NY TIMES best-selling author, Jenna Black. Today’s pattern was KITL by Jem Miller at “The Ragged Ray”. There are videos up to help you with these tangles right here! (Remember to watch 2x speed until the talking starts…and maybe even then!) Also, feel free to use your own tangles!
Here is day 2’s progression. Don’t forget the hashtag #the100dayproject and/or #100daysofzentangle. Of course, if you are feeling ultra kind you can also tag me #thetirelesstangler so I can see what everyone is doing!
Here are the videos in order so you don’t have to go anywhere!
4 thoughts on “#THE100DAYPROJECT2019 || #100DAYSOFZENTANGLE”
So wonderful to watch a video of you using my Kitl tangle! You’re right that it’s a bit of a tricky one, but the tip I find the most helpful is to always start at the cross point in the middle – start it some way out from the one before, then you can shape your loops up and down so they touch the ones before.
Looking forward to seeing yours and others 100 day knot samplers fill up!
Oh thank you Jem! The only reason I managed it was because I’d seen it before! I think you gave me the same advice then. Unfortunately, I had 5 minutes between when Liz posted the Tangle and going live! I was feeling a bit scattered!! Thank you so much for commenting and checking out the video! I wish I had been able to do it justice as should be!💜
Ingenious! Would you consider sharing a blank grid for the rest of us who are time-challenged?
Actually, that’s a Marvelous idea! 💜 let me see what I can come up with! I have a post scheduled for this evening, let me see if I can get it together by that time. Thank you so much for your comment!