Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Orbs - Challenge #5

Orbs, circles...I love them! Hence, the three tangles you see below. I could draw more if I had time. Easiest challenge yet! Thank you, diva, especially after the star challenge. :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Starry Eyed Surprise - weekly zentangle challenge #4

I'm not into stars and hearts and things like that so I wasn't sure what I was going to do for this. I decided to focus on the spaces rather than the "star." I tried to use some shading this time. I kinda like the finished piece.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Zentangle Challenge Week 3

Weekly Challenge #3 - Eyes Wide Shut

Draw a string with your eyes closed. Zentangle! OMG. This was hard. I started with a small uninteresting little blob. However, I like the end result! And where is my graphic 1 black pigma pen? Oh well.

Those of you who know me know that I can be kind of a perfectionist. And honestly, I hated my first go at Challenge #2, double strung (posted on January 1). I only submitted it because I wanted to make the deadline. I know that's defeating the purpose of zentangle, but it's true. :) Anyway, I did a second one to make myself feel better. I like it much better. It's not so crowded. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

You know I like to be part of an art challenge...

even though I have yet to complete one. I try, but then I get busy. I was part of the bead journal project in 2009 and 2010. I made it for about 3 months both times and then . I still plan to complete them both, lol.

For 2011, I'm joining I am the diva's weekly zentangle challenge. Since I zentangle almost every day anyway, I should be able to keep up with this one. :)

This is a horrible photo. I used my phone. I'll get a decent one later when I can borrow a camera.

A natural extension of pottery painting

I took a pottery workshop a few months ago. Here are some photos of the pieces I made. Once they were at the leathery stage (dry enough to hold its shape but moist enough to still be manipulated), I used various tools to decorate each piece. I didn't paint the one on the very bottom. 


Happy New Year! I've been busy...just not blogging

I was painting pottery just about every week up until Christmas and I've been crocheting like a mad woman. I've finished the actual stitching for Hannah's blanket. Just need to tuck in all the tails. I'll post photos once I can borrow a camera again.

I was asked to paint 15 mugs for the missionaries at a local church. Each one was supposed to be different and in their colors of royal blue and white. I used 3 shades of the blue. It was difficult coming up with 15 patterns, but I've heard all good things so far!



I'm not making resolutions this year. However, I do need to stop getting sucked in by new art and craft projects! My friend Jen did an awesome thing last year. She didn't buy any new craft supplies, just used what she had for a full year. I am sooo impressed. Not sure I could stick with something like that with requests for painting and crochet projects, but it's a very cool idea and amazing that anyone could do it! Another friend tried not to buy any books for the last few months of the year. He didn't make it. :)