Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pinwheels of Peace

This week's Diva Challenge is to create a pinwheel for Pinwheels for Peace and the International Day of Peace (September 21st). It was interesting to figure out how to show movement in the zentangle. I like the simplicity of it.

Today my husband and I got the Zen Piano out of storage and brought it to our local art gallery. It was great to see it again after working so hard on it in June! It looks great in the gallery, too. Stop on by if you're in the neighborhood. It's at the Mountain Painters and Artisans Gallery in Londonderry, VT.

Have a wonderful finish to your week and enjoy the last few days of summer.


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Break Free, Challenge #86 plus more

I surprised myself today. Not only did I finally finish the autumn leaf that I started last Saturday at our New England CZT group get-together, but I also got to this week's Diva Challenge. This week we were to "break free", jump the fence, go beyond....  I wasn't sure  how to go about this, but I began with Squid and extended it a little. It wasn't much of a jump, but it's a start. Here's the result of the tile:
 And here's my leaf:
I like the leaf, and will do some more. It has a background of watercolor with added salt.

I had a very busy week. Last weekend I went to that NE CZT get-together over in New Hampshire on Saturday then taught a small class locally at the Blue Gentian Lodge. One of the women from the class taught at the Jr. High School in Bethany, CT where I went to school! I never had her as a teacher (I don't think), but she taught my friend Cindy. What a hoot! We had a wonderful time tangling and reminiscing.

Wednesday I taught a zentangle class at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT to 7 women and 1 young man. Another wonderful class. I do enjoy teaching. Luckily my friend Dana came along to help me out. It was great to have her there and she was able to take some pictures!

And of course, I also went to work this week at our local elementary school. It was a busy, but pretty quick week. Thursday I go off campus with a student and I was able to learn how to use the hydraulic machine that makes ceramic plates. Way cool.

Tomorrow I travel to Brattleboro to meet up with a friend, Barbara Gunion from CO.  We met at the CZT training in May 2011 and she happens to be visiting her parents for their anniversary. It will be wonderful to see her again! We will be meeting also with another VT CZT, Sadelle Wiltshire.

Here's to a quiet week......

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Challenge #85

The Diva Challenge #85 is to create a tile trying out Copada designed by Margaret Bremner, CZT.  I also used Camelia, Zedbra, Purk, Flux and Hazen.

I kind of got lost in my Camelia pattern and didn't quite get it, but close. Actually, I kind of like it the way it is. I'll give it another try later.

Have a great rest of the week!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

It's September!

September. Back to school. Vacation is over. Sigh.

I did get tangling time in to complete the Diva's weekly challenge #84. This week we created a tile using a blind string. Interesting, as always. I closed my eyes, felt where the corners were and put a dot in each. Then I went back to the corners, connecting them with a line, well, I tried to. I missed one, not bad. Then I drew a loopy line around the inside. Sorry that I didn't scan it before drawing in the tangles, but here is the completed tile:
Let's see, I used Purk, Oof, Dutch Hourglass, Radia, Finery, and Cruffle. Thank goodness I was able to open my eyes to do those!

Time to work on my 4 in 1 tangle swap (Zentangle_Inspired_Art yahoo group), this week's Zendala Dare, and maybe even the Celtic Challenge. Or not. We'll see.

Have a fabulous week.