Monday, June 30, 2014

Zentangle® a Double String and an Inchie

Aimee Belair is the guest today over at the Diva's blog and challenged us to do a double string. Well, strings are not my favorites. I teach them, but seldom use them as I find them very confining and just not "relaxing" for me. The idea of using two made me shudder in anticipation of tangle overload.

Aquafleur, Diva Dance Foxtrot, Mooka, Glace, Meer, Fescu, XYP
For Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was Maroon. Of course, the color is quite depressing, to me anyway, so I went in the direction of maroon as in marooned on an island. I would be fine as long as I have some pencils and a sketchpad. And, is that Jack Sparrow I see walking toward me?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Zentangle® a Comfort Tangle, and an Inchie

This week, fellow CZT, Sharla Hicks, stepped in to help the Diva. She asked us to go back to some of our favorite tangles and mess with them in size, shape, color and/or shading. What's not to love there? (She also added some great tutorials. Go to the link and follow to her blog.) The first one I did using a modified Verve with pointed ends and larger Tipple surrounded by the typical smaller ones. I used Derwent Inktense and applied some of the concepts that I am currently learning about with watercolors. It seemed to be missing something, so I added some grey colored pencil. Then, I went on to number two. This one I took Verve and Printemps and squared them using a Sharpie Ultra Fine in Turquoise. I then found an old pastel pencil, CarbOthello, #51 to do the shading. I liked this one a lot more, you?

The Inchie, from Every Inchie Monday, was to use the prompt Maid. Well, Minute Maid orange juice, of course :)

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Zentangle® Mooka and Auraknot and an Inchie

The Diva challenged us to use Mooka and Auraknot as a duotangle this week. I happen to love both of them so I decided to break out one of my tan Renaissance tiles to do this one. I'm glad I did because I really like this one and I hope you do too! Head over there to see videos of these two great tangles from Rick and Maria!

This week's Inchie from Every Inchie Monday had me throwing fits. I just couldn't do "lavender." I love the color, and it's actually my favorite, but I didn't want to do color. I didn't want to do the flower. I didn't want to do the aura. Then I had a very odd memory. When I was really young (maybe last week?) I remember some really OLD ladies (probably 50 or so HAHA) who always had these lavender candies in their purse. They came in a tiny box. The candies were sort of triangular shaped and smelled and tasted like soap. Is there anyone else out there that remembers these? I looked up old fashioned candy online but couldn't find them. So, I have made them for YOU! Can't you almost taste how awful they are?

Monday, June 9, 2014

Zentangle® Zendala, Beads of Courage, and an Inchie

Busy, busy. You think my life? No, I think my tangles! The Zendala Dare from Erin at The Bright Owl was back this week. We are all so HAPPY! Which was our dare, to use the letters of HAPPY if we chose to. Well, I was working on that and I wound up with a very busy piece. I was able to use Hurry, Arc Flower, Paushalov, Pepper variation, and Yincut. I decided to go with a thicker black pen and define some of the  areas, and I think that helped.

You must go over to I Am the Diva and read about Beads of Courage. My husband and I were both moved to tears. My tile is dedicated to Artoo because that little guy is so precious:

And, this week's Inchie was to use the word "Legal". My first thought was a legal pad. I love them. I guess I love all paper, pencils, erasers, pens, crayons, paints, markers... well, you get the idea :)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Zentangle® UMT Bugles and an Inchie

The Diva's Challenge was a "UMT" (Use My Tangle) for this week. The tangle chosen was Bugles by Joyce Evans. This is a tangle that was fun to play with. Take a peek and try some yourself!

The Inchie prompt for this week was Khaki. At first, I was going to do the Khaki Campbell Duck, but I have done a duck before. Then, I remembered that when I was teaching art we did a section on color theory. We use a paper plate to add the primaries plus black and white and I showed them how to make their own color wheel. Of course, some of the boys (yes, I know that's sexist, but it is true on this particular occasion) just couldn't resist mixing everything. And, what did they get? A horrible khaki color that they thought was just wonderful :)