Happy Birthday! Actually it's a good friend's birthday today, and I did these with her in mind; we share a love of beads and the Lotus Pod tangle here by Margaret Bremner got me going on bead-like dots.
[I can hardly wait to get a new camera with my next phone--hopefully coming in September...]
This is String Thing Challenge #52, in celebration of one year of that challenge's existence. Also included here are Meringue, by Kelley Kelly, and Roscoe, by Vicki Bassett. Plus a few other adornments.
I did the black with a broad Uni-Ball Signo Pen, and oh boy do I ever wish I'd had a fine tip. But, ya make do with whatcha got, right? I then decided to follow it with a virtually identical white tile and a narrow-tip (.005) Micron.
Meanwhile, this morning I went out for a morning coffee and some sketching; I produced the worst, I mean, truly, the worst sketch I've done in a long time. I was intending to draw my plate, coffee mug, and the book next to them.
It's hilariously bad, and I ain't showing it! I was trying to sketch in the style of the phenomenal Andrea Joseph, who is teaching this week of Sketchbook Skool (SBS). Look again at her work--she works only with ballpoint pen. Yes, ballpoint pen. I have a serious case of art envy here.
I'm behind on my classes with SBS, so she may have a video on how to sketch effectively with a ballpoint. Too late for me! LOL. Seriously, I can only get better than this morning's disastrous attempt...and I will keep trying. Live and learn.
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), long-time meditator and coach, focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
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SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society
Skillful Meditation Project