It feels good to know I have 2 days to do whatever I want...well almost. There will be meals to fix and dishes to do and perhaps a tree to take down....but, that is still fun and relaxing. Happy New Year!
It has been a quiet week for zentangling! I really had a fabulous Christmas with my family and enjoyed the snow, which gave us one extra day to enjoy them. What a wonderful year it has been. I was happy to see the dare this morning over at The Bright Owl and I appreciate so much Erin's creativity and ability to give us a challenge each and every week. I love that templates can still give rise to individuality! Thank you Erin. Happy New Year to all my zentangle friends!
Today I looked at my numbers on w3counter and I am so grateful to say that thanks to all of my zentangle friends my numbers have reached 50,000! I am so humbled by your visits and so appreciate all of my zentangle friends. What a fantastic New Years present you have given me. Thank you so much!
Thanks to Erin for giving us 37 dares in zendala form. I am celebrating the fun and challenge they always give me on Saturday morning. It has been a great year in zentangle for me and I hope for all of you. I am grateful for this art form.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of my zentangle friends....or Happy Holidays to you that do not celebrate Christmas.
What a fantastic day this is! I have enjoyed the challenges so much and I can not believe it has come up to 100 Mondays that have been GREAT because of the Diva. I love Monday! So if you know me you know I try to stay with the Christmas theme at least for one of my tries with the challenges. It is fun to tangle Christmas and I haven't worked with Santa yet this year. I loved this Santa. I always grab inspiration from Santa collectibles and this one reminds me of my dad. He always said, " When I was in heaven before coming to earth the Lord asked me what kind of a nose do you want and I thought he said rose and said, "A big red one"! I love that Maria and Rick gave a present to Laura....her diva dance patterns. They worked well with the Santa fill ( I am still trying to figure out how to make them as gorgeous as Maria's and Laura's maybe one day). I am sure I will play with them more this week so feel free to come back in a day or two. Thank you Laura! , Thank you Maria and Rick! I wish you a Merry Christmas as this will be our last challenge until the New Year and I hope you have a prosperous and Happy New Year ! I have loved being a part of this fantastic group of tanglers!
All I can say is give me three circles, a dark snowy early morning, and well again the snowmen appear! Thanks to Erin!, by the way, did you see her beautiful smile? I will try again without the snowmen, but then I never know when they will overtake my zentangling! Have a great week!
We have a guest challenge....Margaret is one of my favorite inspirations. She came up with the Looped Border challenge. I am not feeling well this morning, and so I think I am thinking pretty funny...just saying! The top is original the second is manipulated with Picasa. I thought the lines looked really cool in the green. Can you see my funky angel? By the way, the loops are inny outies!
I first of all must say that I felt like cheating this morning and finding a stencil or something because I make notoriously bad snowflakes.....however, in the end I haven't been feeling well and I still had to work and so I sat here in the museum trying to cut out a snowflake....I used some help sites from online and I finally came up with two cutouts that I liked. One I cut with white paper and tried to scan it and alas it wouldn't show up. I ended up putting some blue paper behind it. That worked. The second scan is of the blue cutout I made with the blue paper. Of course that one was backed by the white paper. I made a couple of copies of each scan and I will be working with them. The first one is now ready to share. I hope you all love doing this challenge, because it is a lot more fun than I at first thought it would be. Happy tangling...and thank you Erin!
Keenees is the UMT for this month! I love the UMT challenges! Donna Hornsby came up with a simple pattern which I find adaptable and fun! It is December and snow has come and then gone. It looks dry and not so pretty.To get into the Christmas mood our family went up to the top of the mountain to cut a tree. It is a nice tree, with the sharpest needles ever and so I have not mustered up enough courage to decorate it yet. My kneenee tree, on the other hand, was fun and painless to create. Thanks to Donna and Laura for the challenge. Happy Tangling!
I am a wife, mother, grandmother, clerk, and appreciator of art. Sometimes I try to produce some art myself. Mainly I love the art of others. Doodling has been a big part of my life. Notes were never left unadorned. Now that I have found zentangle....doodling has become more exciting and fun! I hope you enjoy.
The link to my coloring tutorial is: HERE