Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Challenge me, willya? THANKS!

Laura Harms, C-ZED-T from Saskatoon, is posting a weekly challenge on her blog, I am the diva. The blog can be found here:

This week's challenge (Week #2) is to use a "double-pencil" string. I found I had done this before knowing I had.

Here's my response to the challenge.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Tale of Two Duckies

or, why Sharpie pens (though good for many things) are NOT the same as Sakura Pigma pens!

Check out my little "feathered" friends... I bought two, planning to use one on the antenna of my car for locating it in the parking lot. (I swear that the Air Force ought to paint its stealth aircraft the color of my car because I can NEVER find it in parking lots, but that's material for another post....)

I thought that the Sharpie pen, what with being labeled PERMANENT and all that, might be a better choice for something that would out in all manner of weather. HOWEVER, look at what happened! The PURPLE ink is not a choice I made. It's what happened to the Sharpie ink after about 10 minutes on the duck. The black lines are made by, you guessed it... the Sakura pen.

So, now you know. And I do too.

And, by the way, I've just posted new class schedules for Spring 2011! YAY!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Can you make them in color?

Frequently people ask if it's "OK" to make a Zentangle in color. I reply that the traditional tile is done with black ink on a cream background.

No one ever said it was "not-OK" to make colored Zentangle-inspired art work though, right?

And here is some of the finest I've seen.

I recently visited the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio, where there is a fabulous collection of the glass art of Dale Chihuly. This photo was taken from beneath one of the sculptures.