Monday, August 20, 2012

Trying to catch up

Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by. I almost made this post Saturday night, in time for the Diva's challenge, but after realizing I needed to get it done, I got out of bed, went upstairs, turned on the computer then I  couldn't find my tiles! Yikes. It has been a very busy extended weekend with family visiting, spreading my mom's ashes, catching up with everyone and today the septic tank replaced and the beginning of our driveway being redone. Phew! Well, today I found my tiles. Here's last week's Diva Challenge #83. It is a duo-tangle, using only Mooka and Assunta.  Here 'tis.
I enjoy making Assunta but still haven't felt all that great about Mooka. I'll have to create many tiles of Mooka before I can master it.

Here is Diva's Challenge #81 which was using Bright Owl's string on a zendala tile. It just took me a long time to get it going, then I finally finished it on 8/16. Thank goodness I had to take my car in for service since it allowed time for me to get a lot done! I like this one.
Now, back to school this week for Kinder Camp then the next for the real start. Summer just whizzed on by, but I certainly got out and enjoyed most of it.
Have a wonderful, creative week!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Brayd Challenge

I'm back. Summer is just too much fun. I've got a lot going on and seem to not get to Laura's Diva Challenge, BUT this week I did manage it.....tonight, with just minutes to spare. Our challenge was to create a zentangle using the Brayd tangle by Shelly Beauch. Shelly said that we start with a Mooka - like string, so I did. I'm not sure I did it justice, but it is the beginning.  I was beginning to create a grid pattern but wanted to keep it simple. Less is more. The brayd reminds me of almonds. I will be working on this tangle again in the near future.

Here we go:
Last week I taught an ALL DAY Zentangle class at Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts in Ludlow, VT. Yes, all day.... 9-5. I had three wonderful students and we had a great time. I do enjoy teaching a longer class, usually Zentangle classes run for 2-2 1/2 hours. Seven hours gives us a chance to delve a little deeper. It is amazing how quickly the day goes.

Monday I started an online class by Carla Sonheim called Watercolor Transfer Paintings. It was great fun to create something entirely new using mixed media and t-shirt transfer paper. Here are some of the work I made:
Watercolors and pen then ironed canvas.

Collaged transfer paper ironed on paper then watercolor added.

Pieced together face using scraps.

Four layers of transfer paper ironed on canvas.

Yes, I did enjoy trying something new. I think that it's good to step outside the box. I've got some good ideas that I want to try. I think that I need summer to last a few months longer so I can do all the things I want to do.

I'll be back soon with some different creations.

Have a wonderful week!!