Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Diva 173

What  are my favourite tangles? We're asked to review and remake them. I often use Cubine and Coaster, so I have had fun with these two. I elongated Cubine and used Black Pearl with Coaster.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Diva Challenge #172

This week's challenge is a duo tangle, using Mooka and Auraknot. Both these tangles I have struggled with. One day I spent hours practicing Auraknot as my brain couldn't figure it out. Anyway, here's this weeks effort. I found I could manage Mooka if I overlapped it.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Diva Challenge #171

We have been asked to create a tile representing the "Beads of Courage". This is an Arts in Medicine program that supports children and their family who are dealing Life threatening or chronic illnesses. The child earns a bead each time they have to do something difficult or painful.
Another project I've had on the go for a bit!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Zendala Dare

"Happy" is the theme for this weeks Dare, and I'm so glad to have Erin back on board!!
I was going ok with painting the background, but rather fell in a heap when I decided to use the letters of 'happy' for the choice of tangles to use. They just didn't seem to flow. Another problem arose when I used the soft Prismacolour pencils as opposed to my usual harder Prisma Verithins for shading. Anyway, I think maybe the colours are "happy" if not the detail.
 I thought about my previous picture of tangled houses and wondered how I could "loosen up", so tried the idea of drawing a scribble, then planting the houses on the string. I quite enjoyed doing this but I don't think I succeeded in loosening up at all! Then decided to do black and white surrounds.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Diva Challenge #170 and another project

This weeks Challenge is to use the tangle "Bugles" by Joyce Evans.
While working on this tile, I wondered what I could do that I haven't done before, so thought I'd make a black area and work in white over the top. I was quite pleased with the result. The pen flowed freely and provided a nice contrast to "Bugles".

My next "Project" was inspired by Margaret Bremner - thanks Margaret, I hope you don't mind. I absolutely love her 'house' tangle pictures. Mind you, I love all her work, and have learnt such a lot from following her talented artistry. My little picture is not as vibrant as hers, but I'm happy with it and I can work on 'loosening up!'