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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Vanilla Creme Lifesaver ZD #46

Recipe: A little bit of pepper, some phicops and a dash of pendrills.
Mix them all together and you get a vanilla creme lifesaver.

For FlyDaddeo

Part of the catch and release program I am doing.
A year of Zendala drawings that are each released to the person they are drawn for, with love.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Quandary Diva Dare 107

Same size tile, bigger lines than usual and then a reverse shading for the Quandary to see what happens.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Zendala Dare #45: Frondolicious for Sherry


My creation from Erin Olsen's Zendala Dare # 45 Template.

For Sherry

Part of the catch and release program I am doing.
A year of Zendala drawings that are each released to the person they are drawn for, with love.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Zendala Dare #44: Valentine for Mom

What I did with Bright Owl's Zendala Dare using Template 44:



Part of the catch and release program I am doing.
A year of Zendala drawings that are each released to the person they are drawn for, with love.

Retro: Zendala Dare #38

This Zendala template from Bright Owl was before I rejoined the neighborhood. It has been stuck in my mind ever since I perused the templates to see what I had been missing. Fun!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Diva Dare #105 Dansk

First the work:
Then the words:
Thank you Margaret Bremmer for the Dansk design. But only a few Dansk's? What if I do too many? What if I don't do each aura completely but I move around? What if ... the possibilities are endless?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Zendala Challenge #43 (Angel Wings & Almost Cyme)

Zendala Challenge #43 Feeling like an Artist

Angel Wings for Kharis
Part of the catch and release program I am doing.
A year of Zendala drawings that are released to the person they are drawn for, with love.

First the photos:
And unshaded

Then the words:
Initially this challenge shut me down. "What do you mean by that?" you may ask. Erin wrote a great piece about creating art and that moment when the Zentangle tile we are working on turns into art. Or as she wrote:

  • Fill the template below with your favorite tangles but I want you to feature one (or a few) that make you feel like the amazing artist that you are.  You know the one's I mean, the one's that make you go "Wow, I'm getting pretty good at this!  I'm creating beautful art!"
Whoa. Pressure's on. I need to create something I think looks good? That other people will "judge"? I need to have a plan. What are my favorite tangles? I must plan this out. Look at all those little spaces with edges I must fill...

I brought up all those insecurities of defining art. I work more with soft arts on a daily basis. Those items that have traditionally been defined as "women's work": basket making, needlework, fiber work. Functional yet design opportunities. Can I apply that to drawing? My foray into Proper Art.

Wait a minute. The only person I need to please is myself.

Zentangling is about the pen, the paper, the space and the line.

After a couple of days of sitting with this, and a tile that was actually trashed (generally doesn't happen for me) as I filled areas and looked at each space individually, I woke with a thought. Actually, I woke with the connection that all the edges created the whole. Release the plan. And what if I...

And then I started with little s. And got lost in the creation of those littles s's. Then those long lines. Then some shading. And how about some dots?

I think I'll go take a shot at this template again and see what comes out.

Almost Cyme for Peggy

Part of the catch and release program I am doing.
A year of Zendala drawings that are released to the person they are drawn for, with love.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Diva Challenge #104 String III

More patterns than I usually use, but it was a fun return to the basics.