Friday, July 3, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
It is midway point of the week, so how is your week going?
I have a lot of tangle projects going on, staying consistently busy
but not necessarily making a lot of progress.
Let's see. I'm working on book submissions,
ATCs for a swap in one of our Facebook groups . . .
. . . hoping to do some painting and tangling on a Mickey vinylmation,
and trying to adjust to this thyroid Hashimoto thing.
And I have a ton of Newfoundland pictures to edit,
but I just can't seem to wrap my head around them right now.
Hope your week is going better than mine.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Narwal is this great new tangle from CZT Samantha Taylor.
You can see the step outs in the pink link.
Cause remember pink = link. hahahaha!
If you go here, you can see a video of Helen Williams
drawing narwal on her blog A Little Lime.
Her video made a lot more sense to me than the step outs.
I understood the curving line - sort of - but I wanted to see if
I could draw the tangle in a bigger curve.
Like a circle.
I couldn't stand those big empty spaces in the narwal,
so I aruared them and shaded.
Shading looks really cool in this tangle.
I also like to fill spaces with printemps and make them fall out the side.
Here is a closer view of that shading.
I think I'm finally getting better at it.
It's only been three years.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Here are step outs to another tangle I've been drawing for a couple years.
I've just named it Floral.
No fancy name.
. . . a half flower like you see here.
Using color will change the way it looks.
I imagine it will look like different flowers depending on the colors you use.
I am not really up on my flower nomenclature.
Regardless how you tangle it,
regardless what color you make it,
Floral looks spring-y and summery!
Feel free to pin the step outs.
I would love to see what you draw with Floral!
Friday, June 12, 2015
This is the actual piece of art I designed sunz for three years ago.
It was one of the very first zentangle inspired
pieces I drew.
That wall behind the sunz, is another tangle of mine called crete.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Home, sweet home.
I mentioned in the last post that we were back in the states.
We had a great trip!
And this lady pictured above with me was a huge part of our wonderful going home visit!
I met Christy on facebook.
She runs a group for people who were stationed at the naval base I grew up on.
Her group is called
Naval Facility Argentia, Newfoundland.
We currently have 1,841 members! Wow!
Anyway, I met Christy through that page and we began an online friendship.
When Mark and I decided to visit the rock, Christy offered to tour guide for us
and 'tour guide' she did!
Here we are on our first full day there,
getting ready to head out on the O'Brien's Boat Tour
to look for whales, ice bergs, and a half a million puffins.
No joke. That will be a post all by itself.
Mark set up on the front of the boat so he could use his camera to video the trip. The water is deceptive here. We were in a sheltered harbor where the wind did not reach. It was a whole different story once we got out of the harbor.
White caps, winds, rough water and weather.
Thankfully I had on a seasick patch and had taken a prescribed pill to help, otherwise it would have been an awful trip for me.
I told Mark I'd have to wear a patch just to watch the video.
Most of what we saw on this boat ride looked like this.
This is part of an island where thousands and thousands of birds live.
Seagulls, murre, and puffins.
And they live on solid rock, and in some places patchy grass.
It has been said that Newfoundland is all rock and water,
and that is a fairly accurate statement.