Croon and Earth Rising
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This is the first, wildest, wisest thing I know: the soul exists...it is built entirely out of attentiveness.
|Finishing up my watercolor sketch...adding details and shadows.|
|Fengle, Tipple, BTL Joos|
I know, I know. This is "supposed" to be a mono-tangle. Sometimes I JUST can't do it. Fengle just begs to join up with other tangles! So I am outside the challenge today! You will have to shoot me in the foot. I have trouble with rules sometimes.
It'll be fun to see how others approach this. I have seen some very pretty Fengles in the past so I know it is possible to do a mono with this.
ABSOLUTELY pouring rain here in the north woods of WI today. Buckets coming down. Dark dark. But no wind, thank heavens. Prayers for all those in Oklahoma in the wake of the devastating storms there yesterday.
Joyce did this demo in about an hour. (The drawing was done ahead of time.) This was SO much fun to watch. I love that she talks about her decisions all the time as she paints. So helpful.
Joyce is from TX. You can google her name and fine both a website and a blog. Or you can go to my side bar on the right and find her there.
My class with her at Dillman's Resort starts at 9 am tomorrow morning. This is just 20 minutes from our north woods cabin. How lucky is this?
|Yale, St. John's Cross, Croon, Going Down, Cuke|
Just a little relaxing Zentangle today as I "try" to put my studio back together again here in the north woods. We arrived to a few piles of snow at the road corners (on May 18!!!). This is a first for us!
And the spring melt, rain, freeze, melt, snow, rain, etc here in northern WI ended up leaving our annex with quite a bit of water on the floor. (not the cabin, but our hobby area where Greg has his model trains and I have my studio.) I lost some mat board and some sketching pads that got set too near the floor and wicked up water. Luckily most of my stuff is in plastic tubs or up on shelves. We had a lot of rugs to pull out sopping wet! Fans going. I have a heater going in my studio too to help dry things up.
In betwixt all this I am trying to get all my materials ready for the Joyce Hicks workshop that starts on Monday morning at 9 am!! We will be busy all Sunday with church and then with an open house at Dillman's with art demos and a dinner there to meet the artists. Fun. But no time to pack up art! I may order the box lunch for the first day so I don't have to bother with that Monday morning. All in all I NEEDED a little Zen today!
|Schway, Adente, Tippel, Laces (v)|
Marie's new tangle Schway is amazing. Couldn't wait to try it out. It's one of those double vision things where you are either looking at the dark arrows or the light arrows and your eyes keep flicking back and forth. I can wait to see what Margaret Bremner does with THIS!
We are almost "on the road". One more day. I'll be putting the iMac computer "to bed" tomorrow afternoon. It goes with us to WI and Greg packs the car the night before. I'll be on the iPad then for 10 days. Thank heavens for iPads. They are better than sliced bread!!!
The weather reports for northern WI continue to be absolutely awful...ice, snow, cold. I think we are going to "skip spring" up there this year. People are sending me photos and one friend had to use snowshoes to get from her car to the front door of her summer place! We are going to drive VERY slowly north.
The up and down of it is nuts. 28 for a high one day and then 72 the next. The birds and insects must be SO confused. Notice the Schway arrrows are pointing SOUTH, not north! Hahahaha.
|4 x 6" Paradox, Twile, Knightsbridge, Hollibaugh, Yew-dee, Tidings, Widgets, Tipple|
It's time for my grandson Ben to have a 14th birthday! I'll get to see him on May 11 in s.e. WI on our way north to our cabin. So I will get to hand him this card myself!!!
Double celebration of Mother's Day AND a birthday!
Ben is our fencer! Great kid!!!!