Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015
This was a really interesting challenge. It isn't always easy for me to discern clearly what is being looked for in doing the challenge but I think I came close.
I used a stencil of a keyhole and tangled Opus inside,and Shattuck and Jumu and Iza outside of the keyhole.
I used a mix of spray ink, paint and water. I didn't douse the borders so they are faint.
Ok, until next week!
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Indyrella ive used a couple of times and need to practice more. Iza is new and reminds me of a houseplant Zentangled!
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
My wrist is not doing well, but I wanted to participate so I just drew a few tangles on an autumn inspired colored tile. Hamail is a favorite and I chose Opus as my favorite (at the moment!) tangle. Take care. Hopefully with a break, things will improve with the wrist again. Thanks!
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015
I had a piece of left over from a book of paper by Tim Holtz. So it just so happens I'll doodle on a map as well! I used circles as my strings, and the tangles Shattuck, Opus, Sand Swirl, Bumps, and LinQ. Fun idea! I'll be doing this again.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
This year a very special thing happened while at lunch on my birthday. An older lady was having her birthday at the restaurant with a group of people. She was in her late 70's, and I was turning 38. I waved at her and wished her a happy birthday and said 'me too!' And she smiled. A half hour later one of the older ladies friends brings my Mom and I each a piece of coconut cream cake.
I will treasure that moment as I said thank you, and the old lady waved and smiled. Definitely the best birthday cake ever.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
I've loved Zentangle because there have been so many breakthroughs of 'I Can!' and I've been able to conquer tangles I never thought I could. You see, I'm learning disabled in math/geometry/spatial type of things.
Zentangle has let me succeed where I never have before or dreamed I could. And for that I thank you all. So this morning when the pattern read 'Can T', I immediately panicked. Then I saw it and really felt sad. I thought, 'how ironic that I'm set up to fail with a pattern essentially named 'Can't.'
Then I thought if anyone would understand a learning challenge, the Diva challenge was a good place to be so I tried. And tried. And tried. But I remembered her little boy going to school to kindergarten and he was so steadfast and trusting he could do it, I should keep trying 'Can T'.
And then I slowly got it. And I decided to make it even more challenging and do it on black with a Moonlight pen. And then shading! And it may not be perfect, but at the end I CAN!!!!
Monday, September 7, 2015
Sunday, September 6, 2015
I've been lamenting about seeming as if I am in a creative rut, perhaps feeling less inspired to turn out better pieces of artwork. Then I had a thought. Do the opposite of what I've been doing. So I cut up some black paper and the tangles and accuracy began to become clear, and lack of focus rearranged. Try a black tile if you're ever stuck.