Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Diva Challenge #181 and arty stuff

"Water" is our challenge for this week. I checked out all the tangle patterns I had to hand, and decide to select 4 of them for my design. I made a watercolour wash background first- seemed fitting, then used microns, then coloured pencil.  I was happy with the result. I was going to do two, but this one took a while so I left it at that!

A while back I showed a picture of a simple landscape which I rendered in markers (new), Now I can show you the finished product with tangles. I think probably I need to have worked more on the front section, it seems to spoil the rest. This landscape is very simple, but I have painted many naive landscapes, and am thinking of doing more complex work on a replica of them. In fact I had thought of giving the outline of some for others to try. What do you think?

Our Facebook Sunday challenge this week was 'Kings'. I used a complementary colour scheme. The background shape started off as a crown, but turned into mountains!!

I am off to perth tomorrow to see my son and 8 grandchildren, so don't know if I'll be able to blog while there as their signal is very week. So much for the governments broadband!!

Let me know what you think about the landscape paintings.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Diva Challenge #180 UMT and some more arty things

UMT= use my tangle!  "MacDee" by Anneke Van Dam

I wondered what I could do to make an interesting picture and this is what turned out!!
When I think of tartan , I think of material......

Ive had some more lovely art work from the US this week.
We've been swapping tangling on a water coloured background.
I received this one from Karen Sandoval from Wisconsin. After that the one I sent to her.

Our "Initials" swap continues.
This yummy one from Pamela Ryan and my offering to her, a bit different from my usual.

For another challenge on FB we are asked to simply do one name, and are partnered off with someone.  I had "Jennifer". I was thinking of mediaeval manuscripts when I did it. Media coloured pencil and microns. Real size is A5.
 Hope you enjoyed my contributions today!!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Diva Challenge #179, twinchies!

First time doing twinchies (2" square) for the Diva!  But there's a story behind this.
A new 'creature ' has arrived at Zentangle central. Its name is Bijou, a little snail which attached itself onto Maria's suitcase while travelling (so they say). It has learnt to tangle, so were to create some twinchies remembering to ...breathe...admire...etc. After I competed my twinchies, I found some I'd done earlier.
I'm also involved in some Facebook swaps I'd like to share with you below.

Initials swap

by Lila Popcheff. Aussie swap - a postcard of where we live. I love this one.

ZIA onto a watercolour background. By Christine Medvetz. Cool!

USA tile swap: by Brenda Periera. Don't you love the card..and the delightful tile too.

Two I did for the swap

This isn't a swap. a challenge was offered to do the books of the Bible, employing each letter to select the tangles.
This was for the book of Ruth (see the face)

I hope you enjoyed my blog this week, you can see I've been very busy!!