Friday, June 28, 2013

Carried away in the "Sea" theme....

I seem to have been carried away in the sea, the direction that some of my recent work has taken. The tiles and also ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) keep on coming. Here are a few of the finished ones. I still have some that are in process.

These have already been traded to folks on another web site that I dabble in called, 
For those of you who love mail art of all sorts you may want to check it out.

And the last one for today.
I appreciate your comments over the last couple of weeks in support of this new endeavor of mine.
Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Weekly Challenge #124: "We Are Calgary"

This week's challenge from i am the diva, is an open challenge – Laura, only asked that you keep Calgary in your hearts this week, and any part of the Earth where people are dealing with incredible struggles and tragedy.

Here is my piece for this week's challenge. 

My heart is with you Calgary.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Weekly Challenge #123

An interesting challenge was presented this week over at; i am the diva by guest blogger, CZT Maria Vennekens.

Just like my blog, (bare with me on the learning curve) this week’s response to the challenge feels like a work in progress.

 Wow, I had the brain slamming back and forth with this one. It was different, but in some ways similar, however, I have always been one of those that were drawing all around my notes, on napkins, on envelopes, or pretty much any piece of paper that was in front of me. For me, after learning the way of Zentangle®, this was a difficult challenge to do because of the memory bank of tangle patterns I now have.  Questions arose while working, like is this an already existing pattern, is it truly Zentagle? Could I take parts of what I did and re-work it to become a Zentangle pattern, that’s new, or a Zentangle? Perhaps.

I think that I would label these more of an exploration, on the way to something more. It was more like a sketchbook study, versus a finished tile of art. For whatever it’s worth, here are my works in progress for this challenge.

By the way, I am still exploring the sea theme ZIA’s that emerged from last weeks challenge. Stay tuned or follow me to see more of these tiles soon.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

More on the Weekly Challenge #122

Happy Saturday! I just had to continue to play with the seed grid idea. For this zia, I used J2 in a spiral, ala Snaylz Trayl, which made for a few irregular squares, but in tangle fashion, I just pushed on! I also used Seeing Stars, Phicops, a tangle pattern by Laura's hubby, B-Rad, and a mash up of Heartrope, and Sand Swirls. It was all finished off with watercolor. I reminds me of a tide pool, so here is my version of Tide Pool 1. I think that I am going to have to play some more with this idea!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Weekly Challenge #122

Greeting tanglers! Join me on my journey of tangling and of blogging! I decided it was about time that I got in on the action. To start with here is my version of this weeks tangle challenge brought to you by, i am the diva. Here is my version of "grid (un)Locked".