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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Pea-nuckle Challenge #325

This week's iAmTheDivaCZT challenge was again from Guest Diva Jessica Davies. She asked that we try out the tangle peanuckle from Molly Holllibaugh. I enjoyed drawing the S-curves and the curvy basket weave and thought it paired well with Zander mostly because both of them have lots of little lines that seemed to resonate across the string with each other. I always love Zander because it looks like what I imagine sheaves of wheat to look like, not that this city girl has ever even seen a sheave of wheat, but I love the idea.

I have been working through Eni Oken's Drawing Smooth Gemstones and tried putting two red gems into my tangle. Actually they went in first and I tangled around them. I am just a beginner with this, but it is fun. Eni really teaches how to use colored pencils, also new to me. I think my gemstones are pac man cousins, but i will keep trying!

I hope you all have a great week. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Heart Tangle - Challenge #324

This week's challenge #324 on was presented by guest Jessica Davies. She asked us to draw a heart. For me this is an expression of my gratitude and appreciation to the worldwide Zentangle community. I could not ask for a more positive, creative, supportive and intelligent group of people with whom to share the process of creating artwork and just having fun! Thank you!

Lately I have been using to generate random tangles. Today I searched for tangles by type, selecting "hearts," of which there are a whopping 34 to choose from. I chose Lesley Goldberg's Hearts-a-Flutter. I love tangle patterns that are full of curves and auras on top of auras of curves! So i really liked  this new tangle. For the outer reaches, I just went with my Mac 'N Cheese tangles Joki and a little army of 'Dillo armadillos marching around the edges. They seemed to work really well with the heart pattern.

I love how the heart is in Sienna ink and the other tangles are in black. I would very much like you to be impressed with my artistic choice here, but the truth is that I accidentally picked up the Sienna pen (once again) and started drawing before I realized it! Aren't accidents great?! At the CZT training last month, I bought a t-shirt that says "No Mistakes" and has a big Bronx Cheer Raspberry on it. That's my philosophy of life too.

I almost needed that raspberry coverup when my Sakura pen exploded at the very end while I was signing my chop MHF. I This was a first for me, but where there is ink, there are ink blots, so I am not surprised. I was grateful that it waited for me to complete the Zentangle before it decided to do that.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I welcome your comments! Thank you also for following through  this record of my stream of consciousness while tangling. Please visit again!