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Friday, January 18, 2019

Weekly Challenge #381


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!



I can’t believe that we are already half way thru January. The new year has been flying by so far. I am at the end of the quarter at school and I am neck deep in getting all the grading done and posted, so I am crazy busy. I did take some time to do the diva challenge, "A Happy (new) Medium" and I had one turn out, and an epic failure that I think I managed to save.  

The first I used a new micron that is in a forest green color on a renaissance tile. I used a scumbling technique in the background with the two colors of watercolor pencils.



The second I used my newer watercolor pencils but tried something to shade around it that was a total bomb. I “fixed” it by painting Payne’s Gray acrylic around the tangle. Another "new" medium. I also found out that the white Gelly roll pen works quite nicely over the acrylic paint, so that’s a plus for future projects.

   

Also wanted to share my first Ratoon tile done at zenAgain. 


I worked with my enrichment class this week and introduced those students who wanted to learn it, Ratoon. Here is the mosaic of those students that chose to try it out. I was pretty jazzed about their tiles!


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Have a great week and Tangle on!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Weekly Challenge #380


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!
Happy New Year to everyone!

I have started the new year out with a blasted cold and cough… came down with it as soon as the holidays were over and it’s still hanging on. Guess that’s what I get for burning the candle at both ends trying to get ready this season. Still not over it, but at least feeling better. I did get some tangling done, but it’s all at home and I am not there to be able to post it, so another time.

The Diva’s Challenge turned 8 during the holidays and I am so happy for her, and the challenge! I have enjoyed spending time with this challenge and can’t wait to continue! This week it was to use circles as a string. I have seen the spinner art and Zen buttons that people have done before and so far, I have resisted buying the spinner toy to make them. I continued to do so this week but did use some color. I just free hand painted the circles in with some watercolors. I also used my new Reticula and Fragments book that I picked up at ZenAgain. The fragments used from the outer ring inward were, RE1-FL4, by CZT Amy Herman, RF2-FD13 by CZT Inge Frasch, RD1-FM1 by CZT Deb Turnipseed, and RL2-FH25 by CZT Laurie Patterson. I haven’t done much work with reticula and fragments so it was a fun way to get started.


Thanks for stopping by, and for all of your lovely comments!
They do make my day!
Have a great week and Tangle on!