Diva Challenge #345
This is the last Diva Challenge of the year and Laura posed two options: a Zendala or something holiday inspired. I was in a bit of a quandary as I don't have any zendala tiles and I'm a bit of a holiday theme curmudgeon when it comes to Zentangle.
I went rogue because I really wanted to finish this one up with my eco-print Cosmic Garden series.
I was inspired by Joey's use of a snowflake string for her challenge this week and though I didn't follow her challenge guidelines at all, I think it's as close as I'm gonna get to anything holiday. I'm using Phroz or Fasset (can't remember which is which) on the snowflake.
I would like wish all of you a joyous holiday season and thank you for all of the inspiring feedback you've given me.
For the next 3 weeks, I've issued myself a little challenge inspired by this video from my favorite You Tube art teacher Alphonso Dunn. He's got two videos of 7 simple tips for drawing everyday. I'll post some things on Instagram, michelewynne9 as well as here. I suspect most of you are directed here by the Diva's linky so if you want to see what I'm doing for the next 3 weeks you can use the email thingy at the bottom of the sidebar to be notified when I post.
Here are a few things I've been working on:
Little Pieces of Art series
pen and ink
The idea is to draw some thing every day, from drills and texture practice to abstract to finished illustrations.
More tree frogs
I love them
Simple Pleasures Cafe
I started this over a week ago and though I bit off more than I could chew in terms of complexity I was determined to finish it today.
Gifts in progress
These resulted from several water color practice sheets I had laying around. I cut them down into 4 x 6 pieces. When I want to noodle around with my dip pen I'll grab one of these cards and do what comes organically. I've had them sitting in a box for months. Yesterday I had the brilliant idea to cut them all down to 2" squares and now I'm going to laminate them and glue magnets to the back and distribute them as stocking stuffers to the baristas at Simple Pleasures.
one side shaded
one side shaded
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