Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Diva Challenge #215 Labyrinth, Dylusion ink sprays

A labyrinth is not a maze. mazes are puzzles designed to vex the mind, but labyrinths are contemplative designs, designed to focus the mind . It is an ancient design, found carved into churches, temples and tombs around the world. a recent event in Sydney, Australia saw a labyrinth opened at Centennial park for the purpose of people from all walks of like to walk on and meditate upon. On May 2nd there will be a "World Labyrinth Day", a day to bring people all over the planet together as a symbol and tool for healing and peace.

Some labyrinth are round, some square in shape. I chose to do a simple square one.

Tangles: Paisley Boa and Lamar

I have recently purchased some Dylusion Ink Sprays, having been inspired by the work of Alice Hendon on her blog "Creators Leaf". I have a lot to learn in their use, but here are a few results which I have attempted to tangle, particularly for the Facebook group "Stacked and Tangled"

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Diva Challenge #214 "Amanda Day"

Whats Amanda Day you ask? Actually its Earth Day, celebrated in USA. Laura's little one just calls it Amanda Day !! We're asked to illustrate Earth Day in our own way. I chose to do a creation theme, a stacked tangle of the 6 days of creation. What do you think?

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Diva Challenge #213 Use a stencil

This is a temperamental photo, meant to be last on my page! The Planetshakers conference I attended last week in Melbourne city.
This week we were asked to use something as a stencil, such as remains of a game card once play bits are pushed out. I didn't have anything like that so used nearest thing which was a Mathomat!
Lines I stencilled

Finished work. Tangles used: Fandango, Phroz, Euca, Footlites.

As I was away last week I was unable to blog, but did manage the Challenge, UMT Use My Tangle, in this case "Fans".

Last week I had a fabulous stay in Melbourne right in the city. The flat I rented with two others had two bedrooms and a balcony with an awesome view!
Great view of the Yarra River

Melbourne at night

The Melbourne Cricket Ground on the top left, top centre are Rod Lave Arena and Hisense Arena where  I was attending the Planetshakers conference, which was totally awesome.

The Eureka tower with the Australian Art Gallery in front over Flinders Street Rail yards.

I had a chuckle at this! Typical Australian humour growing trees upside down!!

Saturday, 4 April 2015

FLUX time!

A recent Zentangle newsletter spoke about the tangle called Flux. Maria did it one way and Rick another. whilst there's no official Diva Challenge this last week, we were encourage to play around with these patterns.
Last Wednesday my hubby ran a stall at a market and it was a bit quiet, so I did one of each style. It was so enjoyable to relax and do a zentangle and really think about it and take as long as I liked!!

Rick's Flux

Maria's Flux