On alternate Fridays I’m going to write about a website that I love, and why I love it, and other general rave review-ness.
My first Follow Friday goes to the Diva. I Am the Diva is the website of Laura Harms, a Certified Zentangle Teacher. It was the first Zentangle challenge website I found way back in December.
Laura suffers from depression, is a stay at home mom in Canada with two small children, one who is disabled, and she still finds time to post a Zentangle challenge for us all every week.
Her challenges are always a little bit different, and once a month she does a UMT challenge too. UMT stands for Use My Tangle and people can submit the tangles they’ve designed for use in this challenge. For a UMT challenge, Laura picks one of the tangles that have been submitted and people partaking in the challenge have to use that tangle.
I went through the archives of her challenges and did quite a bit of them to catch up. She’s up to 182 challenges now, which is quite an achievement for a weekly event.
For proof of how popular she is, just look at how many people completed this challenge:
So many they wouldn’t all appear on one screenshot!
That’s one of the things I like about the Zentangle challenge websites – they all have a linky option so that you can share your work, and look at all the other work that people have done. It’s great for inspiration 🙂
And of course, as well as running a successful Zentangle challenge, Laura is a talented artist too.
If you’re new to Zentangle, or have been doing it for years, I recommend you go and visit the Diva. Her challenges vary from colour inspiration, to shapes, to directions for your string, to duotangles and monotangles. There’s a lot of varity, so even if you don’t particularly like one challenge, just come back next week! Challenges go up on Mondays.
PS> She’s also a nerd. Her online names for her boys are Chewie and Artoo!