Thursday, July 28, 2011

Zentangle is for Everyone - challenge #32

Carole Ohl , this week's guest challenger for the diva, provided us with a challenge and an opportunity! The challenge: use any string you want with these four tangles -  Pais (by Mikee Huber), Zedbra (by Laura Harms and Margaret Bremner), Keenees (by Donna Hornsby) and Baton (by Carole Ohl). The opportunity: if you create your zentangle on a 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 card in black ink only, you can mail it to Carole to be included in her show as Artist of the Month at Amicis, a new restaurant in her area.

first try in my book

second try on a tile

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fairyland - Challenge #31

Carol Bailey Floyd, guest blogger for Laura Harms, challenged us to create a Zentangle environment where fairies would feel at home. Here are my tries...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

String Theory V - Initials

Christina, aka stART, filled in for the diva this week and gave us String Theory V: Initialize. Draw your first and last initials, either in cursive or block letters, and overlap them and use that as your string. I did both, but for some reason, the photos are not showing up on my phone. All I have access to is this thumbnail of the cursive one. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Back to first love

It's been a long time since I beaded something. I missed it, but my desire to hold a needle and deal with tiny little seed beads was not there partly because my craft space had turned into storage. Well, I have purged my apartment (am still purging my apartment) and my craft room is now suitable for working. And wouldn't you know it; my fingers itch for a needle and some beads!

For the month of July, I am seriously working on UFOs and doing things for myself. I have to prepare for the art show in October. I've never been a featured artist before so I need more pieces! I will be working with my goddaughter to complete some of her art for the show this weekend. My mom is working on hers as well. Three generations in one show. :)

The end of June and first few days of July, I finished most of the favors and projects I promised to other people. I still have a few to do, but my mind is resting easier with the majority of them completed and delivered. I can focus on the show and enjoying the process.

The daisy chain necklace below was a thank you gift to a friend who did a huge favor for me. What you can't see in the photo is a tiny orange daisy button that is the clasp.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Random Tangles IV

 Recent random tangles...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

String Theory IV - Creative Genesis

Sue Jacobs sat in for the diva, Laura Harms, this week and her challenge is to take a piece of string, ribbon, yarn, etc., attach it to a weight and drop it on your paper to make your string. You can drop it as many times as you want to get a string you like. Since drawing the string is difficult for me and mine tend to look similar, I really liked this challenge. I'll be using this technique!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Challenge #28 - Trip to Tripoli

Tripoli is a lot of fun. Didn't have a lot of time to play with it this week, but I can see using it with a lot of other tangles. Check out links to other tangles using tripoli at Laura Harms' blog here.