Friday, April 26, 2013

The 4 Elements for Challenge #115

"Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year."
A quote from WikipediA, where you can read more about this subject.

With Weekly Challenge #115 the Diva asked for our attention to Mother Earth and to express what she means to us.... I knew quite quickly, I wanted to use a circle as my string, representing the globe. The circle had to be divided into four quarters for drawing the four elements: earth, water, air and fire. They are the components of our surrounding reality, of Nature, to which we belong too. And.... they are indispensable in order to survive, they fulfill the basic needs of every living being. The earth produces our food, and water quenches our thirst. The fire keeps us warm, usually in the form of the sun. And we can do only minutes without air. Which means we have to take good care of our environment!!
The next step was choosing the tangles! I chose to do Sooflowers (earth), Aqua (water) and Brandee (fire). Lately I have often seen some swirly things to create clouds (air), and I decided to give it a try here.
Because at first the total result was a bit dull, I've traced some lines with a black Sakura Glaze gelpen. But now it's a little too bold here and there. Well, it is as it is:

Tangles: Sooflowers, Aqua, Brandee and "Cloudee"
I would like to call the clouds pattern "Cloudee", with the usual addition -dee as my personal tag. Haven't seen this pattern anywhere in the Zentangle community before, am I right?? If I'm wrong, please tell me. Should the name already exist, please do the same!

I guess, there is no other song that expresses the character of this Weekly Challenge so well as Michael Jackson's Earth Song! You'll find a small part of this song on the "Lovely lyrics " page.

Thanks to:
Livia Chua for Sooflowers;
CZT® Christina Vandervlist for Aqua;
CZT® Laura Harms aka the Diva for this very special Challenge;
You for reading this post.... and maybe even for leaving a comment!!!

Happy Tangling everyone!


  1. This is wonderful, love all your elements. Beautiful work.

  2. I love that you had the same idea I did and love the tangles you chose! Beautifully done!

  3. Love the flow of your tangles! Nice blending of all four elements. Bravo.

  4. Een prachtige tekening Anneke. De natuurlijke elementen Water, vuur en lucht komen prachtig tot uitdrukking. Het thema van de challenge komt heel goed naar voren.

  5. Beautiful representation for Earth Day. Very nice!

  6. That was a wonderful way to choose your tangles, lovely touch!

  7. Het is erg mooi geworden Anneke en het contrats is prachtig.
    Vorig jaar had ik hetzelfde idee van de vier elementen, alleen is mijn zendala toen niet erg gelukt.

  8. Dit is echt prachtig!
    Mooie ,echt passende, motiefjes genomen.
    Een heel erg mooi resultaat.

  9. I love your divisions into earth, water, fire and air. Clever idea.

  10. Great choice of tangles. I like the added boldness of the thicker lines. On some it adds to the perception of depth.