Thursday, February 28, 2013

Relaxing time anywhere.

I had to bring the car if for a check up yesterday.  Of course I brought my Zentangle supplies with me.  What was suppose to be and hour an a half turned into almost three.  If it had have been quicker someone might have interrupted my relaxation time.  What is a bad thing, or a good thing.

Quilted feather, Tripoli, Marasu

Hurry, Pressed Wood, Jetties

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Peace and Quiet

I know many of you will not agree but I love being in an absolutely quiet house.  No TV or radio on, no barking dogs and no phones ringing.  Today was such a day.   Ahhhhh the best!

Demi, Grass border, Yincut.  Unofficial tangles are quilted feather and coffee beans.

Challenge #107 Quandry

Love the name and the tangle!
I have been playing with it for over a week now but my tile does not capture Quandray at it's best.  Visit the Diva's site for step out for this marvelous tangle.   I do love the look of the quilt feathering surrounding it and will be looking into other quilting patterns for future ideas.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Challenge #106 The Year of the Snake

Chinese New Year Celebration started on February 10th and it is the year of the snake.

Often, the evening preceding Chinese New Year's Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red color paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of "good fortune" or "happiness", "wealth", and "longevity." Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes.

Tangles used are Ambler, Crescent Moon, and Sanibelle.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Challenge #105 Dansk

Inspired by Michelle Beauchamp's many beautiful ZIAs I tried my hand with her technique on this challenge which is to use the tangle Dansk by Margaret Bemner.

I will obviously need some practice and lighten up my hand a bit.  It is always fun to experiment a bit.  Sometimes things work out, sometimes they don't.  Either way this was fun.

Tangles used are Buttercup, Tripoli and Dansk.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Creative Common

My husband, son and I spent a beautiful three days in Maine this weekend.  We sat in front of the fire, played some games and watched some very cheesy Star Trek.  Well they did, I drew close by.

My son produces music under the name Creative Common which he refers to as an art collective.   He produces music, a friend produces video to accompany the music and others such as my self contribute with art.  Some of the things I have drawn have landed on the video screen.  I have not produced anything CC related in quite a while so I picked up my Micron pen and practiced my Tripoli tangle in his semi altered logo.  I have scanned it here and plan to play with it a bit more as time goes on as I need to learn more about Adobe Elements.

There is a penciled line outlining the letters which I may go back over with a Micron or just blend them to give a shadowed effect and I think it may need a bit of embellishment in the "center" of the Tripoli.

Anyway, I have added again to the CC collective and enjoyed some quite time while at it.

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