MUNCHIN ON BLACK
Just a quick simple tile for this week's Diva Challenge #239 (Scroll down the page for the challenge; the tangle is Munchin). She includes a great video made by Molly Hollibaugh on this tangle.
I did this on a black tile with gold colored pencil, shaded with the Rainbow Lead pencil.
Good to keep this simple after having just had some eye surgery.
The Diva comments in her post that she's not a fan of the black tiles. I have reserved judgment about them as I haven't worked with them all that much--I need a lot more practice before I decide if I like them or not. She used black gesso on a white tile for her challenge tile this week. I am intrigued and think I will try this at some point. Love getting new ideas!
I did manage to walk to the studio today and the rug is coming along. If you are interested you can compare this photo to this one from six days ago (I have been there for a short while on each of four of the six days since):
That long border is coming together slowly but surely. Making me very happy.
10/15/2015 05:30:50 pm
10/15/2015 03:03:28 am
Great tike, I love the gold and the rainbow coloured pencil. I ordered one and am dying to try it.
10/15/2015 05:32:25 pm
Thanks Ms Tortoise! Let me know if I can help once you get your Rainbow Pencil. My best advice is to sharpen the dickens out of it before you try it. A lot depends on what type you got. Hope you read my "Rainbow Pencil" blog posts before ordering yours.
10/15/2015 06:05:22 am
I like your use of colour in this tile as well as the size of your Munchins. I also liked browsing through your earlier posts.
10/15/2015 05:37:59 pm
Hmmm, I thought I had responded to this but it seems to have disappeared. Thank you so much, creative miss. Especially for your comments about the earlier posts in general. You made my day.
10/15/2015 05:33:50 pm
Thank you Lily. Your work is so exceptional that I'm often left speechless when I see it. Your comment means a lot to me.
I love the softness you get from using pencil rather than pen; I think I'll have to give that a try. The rug is very beautiful, both in terms of colour and patterning. did you design it yourself or is it a kit? Either way, your work is lovely. Hope you recover well from your surgery.
10/15/2015 05:35:33 pm
Thanks for both comments. The rug is not a kit; it's a traditional Oriental design but I chose the colors and I gathered the wool for it. The wool was hand-dyed by a good friend, and I have total discretion over how I actually implement it. Many of my other rugs were designed by me. Thanks for asking!
10/15/2015 05:36:17 pm
I like the way this looks with pencil rather than pen. So soft and ethereal. The colors used really show up well on this. Your rug looks amazing ... I personally wouldn't have the patience for a project such as this one. I went back to follow your progress on it, and it looks great. I love going back through people's blogs that I haven't been to before. You really do some really nice work.
10/19/2015 07:02:22 pm
Gosh, thank you! It's all in what we enjoy doing, isn't it? I have the patience to make rugs because I enjoy the process so much; it's highly meditative. Thank you very much for having a look at my blog, too. Much appreciated.
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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