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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Weekly Challenge #308 - Mac N Cheese

This week the challenge is to use your favorite go-to, no-stress, just plain love 'em tangle patterns. Thank you Diva for this wonderful idea! My favorite pattern so far is Meringue. I love drawing those sinuous curves. I hoped a Meringue flower would make a great tangle moviestar in the middle. The way Drawings or Squid can do.

Dillo, in the upper right, is so named because it looks like an armadillo! You can't beat that for just plain wonderful silliness. Joki and 'Dillo go together in my head, not sure if it's just because I learned them on the same day, but I think they have curves in common. And a certain exuberant happiness. Lots of curves today! And happiness I hope.

Zander is essential Mac N Cheese, dating back to the day I first opened my new Zentangle Kit and put in the CD and drew my first tangle. You can't beat that, it's like your old teddy bear or your blankie! Finally Shattuck. Whadda background tangle! I like how all the curvy patterns mix it up together in this. Zander is the curtain in the window. Or the beach on which all the other tangles are crashing. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Weekly Challenge #307

This week's challenge was Zingo, which seems like an inherently fun tangle pattern! I used FOLDS in the corners, and filled the FOLDS with PRINTEMPS.  Then I had fun putting PANTHE behind everything. The Pantheon seemed a very serious and historical background to use for all this frivolity and fun!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Weekly Challenge 306

Weekly Challenge #306


I thought Drupe was a little bug-like and certainly Marasu is snakey. Then the long stringy interpretation of Amphora seemed a little reptilian to me too. Diva Dance Waltz seems completely psychedelic to me somethings. So it was waltzing with bugs and snakes night with this Zentangle!

Friday, March 3, 2017

New Paintings

These are the new paintings I am enjoying doing. I haven't felt this good about any paintings I have done for years! I am using alcohol inks on yupo (synthetic) paper. Very vivid and infinitely re-workable. I have been wanting to do plaid paintings for a long time, so finally they are here.
Your comments welcome!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Weekly Challenge #305

Duotangle: Marasu vs Molygon

I had never used either of these tangle patterns before and honestly I was not looking forward to having to do snake handling with Marasu! But lo and behold, I actually started to like it as I was drawing. I think I de-snakified it to a degree by not using a coil, and that helped. Zentangles are a never ending series of surprises.