guest blogger Sandy Hunter
"Flying Birds" string
tangles-"Dugwud", "Olb" & "Sandswirl"
It's a very chill Monday morning at the cafe today. After a very busy week at the market, it's my day off and I'm drinking my coffee and enjoying the comfort of a foggy San Francisco morning.
The Diva challenge this week is put forth by guest blogger Sandy Hunter of Tanglebucket. The idea is to embrace the negative space. I'm using one of my favorite string ideas, it's super versatile and I just love the way it breaks up the space... Margaret Bremner's "Flying Birds". I used the same string layout for the "Simplicity" challenge, but you can lay those birds down in any way you want. I used a couple of my "mac & cheese" patterns.
I'm not the only one doing art at this cafe. I found a box labeled "Bookmarks" on the cafe's bookshelf this morning. I refrained from taking more, but I took these three:
bookmarks from the cafe
I think it's acrylic and the line work is imprinted. This is so cool. I'm not sure who the artist is, but I have an idea.
These are tiles I created last week for the Zentangle Artists Trading Card Swap this month. The challenge is to use one color and three tangles per tile. This is way out of my comfort zone because I generally don't do my principal line work in color. We could have used black, but I decided to challenge myself, which included learning "Narwal". It wasn't necessary to use the same patterns for each tile, but I chose to focus on "Narwal". It made the project go a lot faster not having to reinvent the wheel with each tile either and now I think I've found a new "mac & cheese" pattern;-)
I found two inexpensive sets of colored pens at my favorite Japanese $1.50 store so I could experiment without breaking the bank. I did the shading with my Aquarelle watercolor pencils.
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