Friday, July 13, 2018

A Duo-Challenge and Other Artsy Stuff...


Duo-Challenge
Throwback Diva #3: A Blind String
featuring: Stiks and Munchin


This week I'm using Diva #3 as my Throwback companion to Adele's IAST challenge. I always seem to do some kind of figure 8 string no matter how hard I try to avoid it. I did a quick Pinterest search to find a new-to-me, floral-ish pattern and found these two. Love them! Fortunately Adele's string was an easy fit and though I wasn't all that inspired by looking at Stiks initially, once I started drawing it, I loved it and then Munchin was a super zen addition as well. I added a little bit of "Morse" too. This took forever and I truly enjoyed it.



I've been loving the loads of Happy Mail I'm receiving from my Travelling Tangles peeps. Each envelope is a treasure trove of inspiration. Check this out...


Seriously! who would not LOVE getting this in the mail, notice that awesome envelope that Heidi Whitney sent. Amazing;-)

Another pile of delights from Spring Taylor



In addition to the lovely starts, my swap mates send extra backgrounds, colorful trimmings, note cards and other miscellaneous bits that speak to my multi media junk journaling muse. I had accumulated quite a stockpile, so I thought I'd have a little fun with them.


Some Travelling Tangles completed this past week:

My finish...

...to this gorgeous start by Heidi Whitney

Another finish...

..to another of Heidi's starts

This weeks post was a little later than I usually like. I was out of town on Wednesday (my blog day) for a work related farm trip. 

More Cheese Adventures
This is Haley.
She's a 10 day old water buffalo.
  
We went to Double 8 Dairy in Sonoma. They are audaciously and relentlessly working toward a retail market for fresh buffalo milk mozzarella and ricotta...in California.  This is crazy- rare...and oh, so heavenly:-) We use their buffalo milk base for the soft-serve in our creamery.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your thoughtful and generous comments delight and inspire me.








  

9 comments:

  1. Again my favorite of the week is your duotangle, Michele! It looks like a flower in a zen garden. The completed traveling tangles are wonderful. I am looking forward, what you will do with Heidis beginnings. And last but not least, little Haley really is a lovely little Girl!

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    1. Thank you Margarete! I was very happy with the way this Duo-challenge came out๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Michele, the duo tangle leads also this week, but I was impressed with the Aauafleur variation. It looks like you took an image from above of a field of standing upright waterflowers. I would never send you zentangle decorated envelopes. I would be afraid, somebody steals it before it reaches you! LOL

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    1. Thanks so much Susie! Heidi's starts are always so inspiring. The Aquafleur variation is actually a new-to-me-pattern called "Shallots". It builds off of a teardrop shape.

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  3. I always like your duo's but I'm also impressed by your wonderful finishes of T.T.and these two of Heidi are gorgeous!

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    1. Many thanks Ria ๐Ÿ˜ The Travelling Tangles have taken on a whole new level of inspiration as I ponder the bigger picture of how they will fit into my journal ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. The shading and stippling on your duo give it so much dimension, I thought there was a string of beads on your paper! Heidi's envelope is breathtaking--talk about happy mail! I want to kiss the baby water buffalo--what a doll. We need to get some of those in NC.

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    1. And thanks for adding me to your blog list!

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    2. Thanks so much Jennifer! These past several weeks of no challenges has made me realize how easy it is to to become disconnected from the inspiration I took for granted with the easy links. I still need to create a larger blog list within my profile and then actually USE it๐Ÿ˜‰

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