Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Challenge #165 "Camelia"

I have seen Camelia in others work and have used it myself once or twice but, it seems like a big tangle to get on a tile. I was able to get quite a lot of it on a tile and had a great time dong it. Just back from Tangle U and have many new things to try. Some, you will find here.

Camelia, Printemps, Drops, Black Pearlz (in brown)
pigma micron in brown and black, Caran d'Ache pencil in 
english red and brown, graphite pencil.

Camelia in White Celly Roll, highlights Clear Star Gelly Roll, Dandy 
in black glaze over a Zenstone wash.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Challenge #164 Earth Day

Although it was an overcast, rainy day I still had to walk my dog Blue Sky. As we were returning home through the ever changing and now very beautiful Public Garden in Boston a woman we were approaching had a delighted smile on her face and said "can I say hello?" meaning to Blue of course. This dog gets so much attention it is really incredible. Well, anyway this woman was author Ellen Cooney and she was on her way to her publishers office because she has a book coming out (the eleventh I think?) about a school for dogs. This book deals with abused dogs that are "rescued" and given a second chance.  Ellen was just so nice and wasn't even flustered that Blue Sky had left a muddy foot print on her clean white shirt! You just never know who will cross your path. Her book is due to be released in August 2014 and since she resides in Maine maybe our paths will cross again.

Earth day tile, practicing my organic tangles.

Poke leaf, Cat-Kin, Black Pearlz, Printemps, Enyshou, 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Weekly Challenge #162: "String Theory - Initial String"

I have not been in the "Zen" lately but, I finally managed to complete the challenge this week to use your initials as a string. I did two drawings, neither of which I like but, both of which I learned from. So all in all not a bad week. This is the string I started with:

This is the tangle I do not like:

Bunzo, Vega, Black Pearlz

This is my second try which, again I am not fully inthralled with:

Printemps, Enyshou, Scrolled Feather, Fescu, Mooka

Thank goodness Tangle U is just around the corner to give me some inspiration.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Weekly Challenge #161 Quandray

Quandary is a bit like tripoli, both of which feeds on itself and builds and builds. I am trying to do some larger work and I have sketch books of tan toned paper and gray toned paper that were calling to me this week. Still stuck on Spirals from last weeks challenge I created this one on gray:

Demi, Printemps, 'NZeppel

And for this weeks  quandray challenge this one on tan:

Quandray, Printemps