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!!


  1. so glad you had the time! Beautiful job of brayding!

  2. Thanks! Well, I made the it's time for bed. G'night.

  3. Thanks! Well, I made the it's time for bed. G'night.

  4. Your brayd tile is lovely. It sounds like you had a great time in your watercolor class, and you sure produced some lovely artwork.