Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Diva Challenge #206

This was fun! Laura challenged us with a new one this week. We are to create a different size-
4 1/2"x4 1/2" square and use a medium we haven't used before for tangling. I chose to use Copic brush markers.
Tangles:Printemps, Pokeleaf, Yale, Coaster, Huggins, Shattuck, Inapod,Keeko and Jetties

Lately I have been having some fun colouring in with friends. We all have the lovely book called "Secret Garden" by Johanna Basford. It's very interesting how diverse pictures can look when coloured differently. Some do soft gentle pastel colours, another choose earthy ones and of course I just have to go bright don't I!!

Media: Gel pens

Media: Watercolour paint

I was so pleased to capture this shot of a bird in the eucalyptus tree amongst the flowers.
It was a bit far away and I had to take it through my window.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Diva Challenge #205

This week we are to create something to do with Chinese New year and the Year of the Goat. I chose to take the curved horn as a symbol of the goat and select tangles from the letters g-o-a-t.

Tangles: Golven, Onamato, Antidots, Tearce

Some old ZIA's ...two on canvas -18"x18"and my second attempt at a ZIA in 2011!

Media: Gellyroll pens

Media: Artline permanent marker

Size: 31/2" square, Media, Micron pen and watercolour.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Diva Challenge #204 "Valentangle"

Hi all! While you'll freezing in northern US, were upping our air conditioners! Tomorrow were off to Melbourne to see the Caravan and Camping Show the next day. We enjoy the train journey, not having to worry about traffic, and our hotel  is right opposite the train station. So convenient. anyway, this will be a short blog as time is limited. Hope you like my little "hearty heart"!
Tangles: Heartline, Flying Hearts and Tipple

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Diva Challenge #203: UMT Athitzi

Hi all! This week's challenge is a simple yet complex one . The actual stroke is just that, a stroke, but it's the arrangement that requires some thought. Once you get caught up in its creation, it is quite calming through the simple repetition.

The "UMT: Use my tangle " this week is "Athitzi" by Eleanor Holt. For mine I liked to use the circular arrangement.

Continuing with my mono tangles for the Facebook Zentangle Artist Trading Cards swap:-
Tangles: Camelia, Sindoo, and Drupe.

Ive been thinking about the unfortunate folk in Northern America snow bound and freezing! so thought I'd pop in a few pictures from my garden to cheer you up and remind you Spring is on its way!!