Wow…another whirlwind weekend and right into a busy week! Time flies when you love what you do! I am blessed and grateful on a daily basis to be able to do what my heart tells me to do.
In my early days of Zentangle, I would start a tile and if it did not go the way I wanted it to, I would banish it to a pile of Forgotten Tiles (rather like the Island of Misfit Toys in Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer.) I just could not seem to figure out, at that time, how to make them work, and I would not toss them out because they held some value for me.
So, for this weeks Diva Challenge (#273), I dove into that pile to find one that needed some love and a bit of a “Tangle Remix.” I picked this tile, that I was not happy with the Betweed on, but I had done such a nice job on the gold I did not want to toss it.
And I used the adage “When in doubt, black it out.”
And once that was dry (I left it overnight) I went back to work on it, with the gold pen on the black areas, and a little Rick’s Paradox. I thought briefly about putting more, but I t think it really needed a little white space.
See, all better now!
I spent this past weekend up in Big Bear, California at a retreat called Dancing with Petals and Leaves: Mixed Media and Color Play put on by Sharla Hicks, CZT and artist of unbelievable talent. It was an intense weekend (Thursday – Sunday) of color theory, tangling, print making of all sorts, and outstanding food.
By the end of Thursday, we had done color theory and alcohol printing and I made this awesome piece.
We did a lot of tangling, using the “What ifs” and exploring different forms…
And we played with print making on a larger scale, using big tools!
And lots and lots of other fun things…
Oh, and did I mention food? We ate VERY well.
And I will leave you with this…my pile of things that need to be worked on or finished is so much larger now!
And be sure to join me in July for some fun stuff! Stay Crazy My Friends!