Although I feel like I've been gone forever, I was only away 2 weeks...2 wonderful weeks, I might add, but I was quite surprised at how much I wanted to get back to doing art. I've missed it. Kind of shocking since up until the last five months I haven't been able to focus on it at all, and now it seems to be all I want to do. The great news is that not only do I have some drawing ideas, but I am having lots of rug hooking ideas as well. (Those will just take longer to manifest)
FIRST TANGLE TODAY:
Today's first tangle comes from a Facebook Challenge specifically focused on going back to the basics--i.e., going back to square one with just a white tile, pencil, and black micron. Nothing else. It's from the Square One group, which I believe is open to anyone interested in Zentangle®, and the instructions for this week's challenge are here.
Here is my entry. I decided to see what would happen if I tried to make the entire tile out of ONE CONTINUOUS LINE--all of Cadent, including the fill-ins for the squares. I never lifted my pen. Fun!! Only after I finished did I add some perfs around the edge and I certainly did lift my pen for those, but the whole large tangle is one continuous line. I really enjoyed doing this. Unfortunately, it's not a great photo (again...sigh). I can't wait to get a new phone with a better camera.
These two photos are not really proportional; the one above with Cadent is 3.5"x3.5", whereas this one is tiny, as you can see by my finger.
I'm betting a lot of people will combine a Bijou snail with Indyrella today, as Linda Farmer just put out an instruction on how to draw Indyrella. It's one of my favorites.
Unfortunately Bijou looks more like a centipede here, but them's the breaks! It was fun and very quick to do. I think I will enjoy using these tiny tiles.
Finally, here's a Bijou based on a musical staff string:
8/4/2014 08:23:12 am
All of them are very beautiful on the tiny tiles.
8/4/2014 09:31:50 am
Interesting to do a whole tile without lifting your pen. And, your little Bijou tiles are really cute. I love the one with the music note!
8/4/2014 10:54:36 am
My favorite is the Bijou tile with Indyrella and the little snail ;-)
8/4/2014 11:47:42 am
Great tiles all of them!
8/5/2014 01:59:30 pm
Boootious little beauties, love all 3. I'm especially fond of your second two-toned version.
8/5/2014 03:12:02 pm
nice tiles - all of them!
8/5/2014 06:21:26 pm
All three are very beautiful.
8/6/2014 02:33:49 pm
Wow, they are all fantastic!! I really like the surrounding with 'Bijou'. and Mary Hill is really amazing!! Nice work!! :0) Share Humanity
8/6/2014 03:57:49 pm
What a kind bunch you all are, to take the time to leave comments. Much appreciated.
8/8/2014 03:27:25 am
I really like the continuous Maryhill design!
8/8/2014 07:52:29 am
Lovely tiles. I like the INDYRELLA tile the most. Very nice flow, and inspiring way to draw the pattern without "borders".
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I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), a long-time meditator, a certified meditation teacher and coach, and focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society