It's been awhile since I've been "organized" enough to get back to some of my challenges. This one (The Diva's Challenge) is a weekly challenge that Laura now says has been going on for 300 weeks. THAT is a lot of challenges. She does now and then use a guest challenger on her blog but she still has to plan and organize it. So she's been committed to this for like forever!
The first tile is about a new feature that the founders of Zentangle® have started called "Kitchen Table Tangles" where they demonstrate some new technique or idea on a video. A weaving of Diva Dance and Paradox is the result. That is this week's challenge...to do our own weaving. The link will show you the the entire video. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and plan to relax.
The second tangle, which should have been posted for last week's challenge, is a tribute to Laura's son. Laura tells her very emotional story about how Zentangle kept her from falling "off the edge" after the birth of her second son, a premie who was diagnosed with a rare abnormal condition called Moebius Syndrome. I was able to hear Laura tell about this in person at my own CZT training (CZT 15) in Providence a few years ago. Each year she asks us to do a challenge using the symbols and colors of the condition. (Thus I've added a little purple which is color attached to it.)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017
|8 x 10 watercolor on Multi Media paper|
|Sketch before color|
My palette colors follow Brenda Swenson's palette...mostly. Most of them are Daniel Smith brand. Leaf Green, Hansa Yellow, Raw Sienna, Quin Gold, Winsor Orange (Winsor Newston), Scarlet Lake, Aliziran Crimson, Permanent Rose, Cobalt Violet, Ultra Marine Blue, Cobalt, Antwerp, Cerelean, Bamboo, Viridian, Quinn Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Magnetite (a granular black).
You can follow Brenda' blog here.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
|large poster 4' by 4' on foam core painted with black Gesso|