Sunday, August 23, 2015

Tiny Zentangle Mural: Wonky Houses revisited.

3.5 x 11.5 on Canson Montval 140# wc paper

I had some fun on a rainy afternoon here in the north woods doing a mini mural of "Wonky Houses".  It's a term that Margaret Bremner coined and she's been having a lot of fun with them too.

I have played with these fanciful little houses a little before but doing this piece, which is the equivalent of doing 3 regular 3.5" Zentangle tiles, took me far longer than expected.  

It is the "decision making" that slows you down.  How to balance the patterns with some restful areas so as not to be totally out of control.  How to balance dark and light areas, gridded and organic elements, and keep the composition true to the "wonky" nature of the piece. 

It took me the better part of two afternoons…maybe 4 hours all together to complete the tiny mural.  I love the "frost flower" tree near the center of the piece and the "narwol" tree off toward the left.  

You wonder WHO lives in these hobbit houses?  Why are some of the doors open?  Where IS everybody?  :-)

We are praying that the wind, cold, and rain which hung over Lac du Flambeau ALL day long today will soon move off and give us some nicer weather as the week begins.  We are looking forward to a friend's visit Tues-Thursday and it's her first time up to the north woods cabin.  

1 comment:

  1. I love your "Wonky" houses! Sorry you are having cold weather and rain - bummer! There is a bright spot - the "wonky" houses!!!