It’s Not Amazing…It’s a Labyrinth!

Wow! I never post this early. I killed a tree trying to figure this out before I put it to tile. Because of the complexity of trying to get it right on a small scale, I decided to keep the design simple, with no shading. Just the 3 pens you see in the picture.

Edit to original post…I just realized where I had experienced a labyrinth before! There is a church in San Francisco called Grace Cathedral that has one on the floor. I was fascinated by it (and by the ribbon art installation hanging over it.) Here is a pic I took there…the colors on the labyrinth are from both the stained glass and the ribbons dancing in the light.
Also have some Pretties to share from what I learned at TangleU. I will start with my overly large rendition of Sharla Hicks’ class of Mooka Blues. This is on 6 x 8 Kona Paper, with blue Micron, blue and white General’s Chalk Pastels, and a Gelly Roll Glitter Pen (which sadly did not scan as pretty as it is in person.)

And this tile is from the actual class:

We did a Swap at TangleU, based on tiles painted in the Talavera style. I did a couple renditions of this one (had to make one to keep for myself!) Tombow Monotwin Marker and Tombow Brush Markers.

Ok…back to the last push on homework…T-18 days till graduation!

Stay Crazy My Friends!

Happy Amanda Day!

Ok…so Diva’s son thought the Earth needed a name, and he named it Amanda. I think its adorable.

And this is my 2nd year Amanda Day Challenge! I could not decide on just one thing that celebrated my love of nature and our beloved Amanda, so I did a few…Earthy Themes…

The first one, I call Under the Sea. I love water. This is Strathmore Artigain paper, in a greenish tint. Tombow brush pen and Tombow Marker (and Glitter Gelly Roll…of course.)

I liked that one so much, I decided to try it again on a white tile…
And lastly, this paper/tile was made out of recycled tea bags (reduce-reuse-recycle!) and is rather representational of the week I just spent in Santa Fe, New Mexico for TangleU!
So, be nice to Amanda!
(Countdown to graduation is T-21!)
Stay Crazy My Friends!

In the Home Stretch!

Ok…so Spring Break is over and there is only another 4 weeks of school. That’s right campers…4 more weeks! I graduate on May 15th and I can resume my life!

I got on board with this week’s Diva Challenge (#212: Use My Tangle – Fanz by Susan Goetter) in a rather weird way. I was testing out a new pen (Tombow MonoTwin) on pink Strathmore Artagain paper…and I initially started with the much fatter end (and was really hating how fat the lines were coming out…duh!) Also, it is an “oil based” marker, so it’s a bleeder! It bled even further through the back of the paper when I did my spray fixative on it. But I cannot say I am displeased with the final result…it looks pretty cool.

Tangles are Fanz, Narwal, Flux, Knightsbridge, Tipple, and Heartburn. I should have the step outs for Heartburn (my first tangle) posted soon.

And I did get Diva Challenge #210: Spiral String finished. Colors a bit wonky for me, I used only the items from this months Art Snacks (http://www.artsnacks.co) box. It is a monotangle of Heartburn. On Fabriano Medioevalis paper (4.7 x 4.7). This paper is really kinda cool, and comes in pre-cut sizes  of flat and folded cards with matching envelopes available. I found it rather cool to tangle on, and I love the deckled edges. Dick Blick carries it, so do most actual art supply stores (not Michaels.)

And, I am off to finish laundry and packing for TangleU. Santa Fe, here I come. I am ditching school for a whole week!
Stay Crazy My Friends!