Wow, hard to believe August is coming to a close. Summer is rushing by.
This week's Diva Challenge is all about meditation. It's from Holly Atwater, a CZT who has been experimenting with recording Zentangle® meditations like the one Molly created so successfully. I enjoy doing these and I thought I would give it a try, so here are the three pieces I created as a result.
They were supposed to be done with regular black and white techniques, but I couldn't help using a multicolored pencil for shading.
The only multicolored pencil I can now get makes shading MUCH more difficult to do; the lead is not at all soft the way good monochromatic colored pencils are. It's very hard and can't be smudged with a tortillion at all, so once you put it down on the page, it's immovable. I did the best I could--I just had to have some color...
About meditation three: If you also participated in this challenge and you wonder why this looks different from yours, it's because I added Paradox in both corners. I just could not resist breaking rules for this Diva Challenge. Sorry!
There is a second challenge which I haven't yet had time to do; will post that later or tomorrow, if I can get to it.
Meanwhile, look what just arrived in the mail from Shutterfly--my heart mirror-tile cards from the mirror-tile I made the other day (see my original in the August 19th post). I love them! Cannot wait to inflict one on somebody.
8/25/2015 10:58:33 am
It is so fun to see all the over achievers there are out there! YAY! Your three meditation tiles are lovely! I really enjoyed seeing the beautiful shading that you did with color as well! Wonderfully done! Your mirror tile cards are gorgeous also!
8/25/2015 11:20:25 pm
I don't know the multicolored pencils but résult is very interisting.. i especially love the third tile because of its 3D aspect.
8/26/2015 07:24:17 pm
Your colorful tiles are beautiful.
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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