I've settled in to some steady tangle time, after work, after dinner, using that time to sit and tangle.
This week, I managed to do three challenges, and they all managed to be "classic zentangle" with a tile (drawn into my sketchbook), a string, and patterns all in black ink on white paper, with shading!
And here they are
The Diva Challenge:
Jessica Davies, who gave us the wonderful heart challenge last week, has gone one step further to a REAL CHALLENGE...using Peaknuckle! ack!
This is the string I created, and here is the tile:
Peaknuckle is in the upper right and lower left, with Indyrella, Flux, Niuroda, Florz, and Diva Dance. Once I put the shading in...wow!
the Joey challenge has a guest blogger, too: Susie (whose style I absolutely adore)
She gave us a start, with a very unique string, and some Asian Fan in there.
This is what I did for that challenge:
Aloha by Suzanne Fluhr is that large shiny leaf looking thing, and then some Sevaw in the background, and some bubbly tipple down there on the right.
One last challenge, just to myself...I got the idea from Susie, who is going through the refreshers on Tangle Patterns. So this one is Refresher 157 with Molygon, ZooLoo, Tattle, and Wocar. Natti is part of that refresher, but I couldn't get it to fit at all.
ZooLoo is the one on the bottom left, with a larger individual motif in the center....FUN! and I like the way it turns out. Wocar is the upper left and I don't fancy it much. Tattle was fun, too. Getting back into the pile of tangles is a good thing, man.
I did do one colored tile, using that delightful string from last week's Joey Challenge:
This dark blood red...wow. it needed something dramatic and I think all that onomato on a swirl just works. :)
and now for two baby pictures
|I'm not so sure about you|
|How did you get SO cynical, so young!|
Isn't he just something? In both of these pictures, he looks exactly like his dad. hahahaha! and it was his dad who had him in the carrier. This was at the family reunion. His name tag says Orion, Heidi's Grandson.