Thursday, August 16, 2012
Okay. Let's get this over with. I apologize ahead of time. The challenge for Artist's Playroom this week was to make Jenn laugh. Was trying to think of something all week, can't draw well...so this is the best I could come up with. Sadly, I even had a hard time drawing this--LOL! Now THAT makes me laugh, anyways. ;)
For the zendala challenge over at The Bright Owl this was the template for this week.
I puttered for three days and this time I even used several tangles from Tangle Patterns online. The first one I chose is called Vache 1. Make irregular shapes (loose tangle for me!) and then draw in shapes within those...
...and then fill the inner shapes with striped lines.
See! Proof that I wasn't using a ruler and was being sloppy and loose. ;)
Then I added some Beadlines.
Decided to try something a little steampunkish...
...and did Blox inside the triangles.
Added Barberpole around the middle...
...some more dark black accents...
...my own doodling to add some swirly contrast...
...and tied it all together with some more Beadlines and stripes.
I was shocked that it seemed to all come together in the end! This was so much fun!
Meanwhile, the bookcase arrived. Dagan and Leah weren't able to make it over this week--well, Dagan stopped by briefly last night to say hi and pick up some low carb cookbooks I wanted to send over for Leah to peruse because that's the kind of diet she's been on. They may get over this weekend before Leah takes off Monday for two weeks for work (Seattle again). If not, the bookcase isn't gong anywhere.
A surprise gift arrived from Trisha Trixie! Woodland Wisdom cards, an ATC she drew, and some blank ATC cards and sleeves. Thanks, Trisha! I have never done ATCs before. I guess that's another thing I could try one day. :)
Karma and I have spent quite a bit of time on the porch this week, too.
This weather is absolutely gorgeous! Only 70s or very low 80s during the day and 50s and 60s at night! I didn't have the place closed up for a week and a half. Got hot enough in here last night that I finally had to close it up for just a few hours, but then it cooled off at night again--ahhh! Lovely chilly sleeping weather.
Goulet Pens started a monthly Ink Drop challenge in July. You can submit any kind of writing or artwork using the five ink samples from that month's Ink Drop. Remember the August Ink Drop colors I showed you?
Well, I decided to enter the contest this month with a small mandala...
...since I was having so much fun doodling this week. This is all just my own playing about. The top three winners (customers vote) get gift certificates. Whoohoo!
They predicted rain and thunderstorms yesterday...and it sure did look like it.
Maybe it rained someplace along its windy way, but it didn't rain here more than a few drops. Proof is in the no puddle on this sunny morning.
And all those clouds blew away.
Supposed to be 70-75 degree days and 48-50 at night for the next few days. Happy dancing here in Fargo!! I know it is early for fall weather, but it's been such a hot summer and fall is my very favorite time of year, anyways...so excuse me while I dance! I hope the fall weather stays with us till November!!! ;)
Obviously I am getting in more playtime. Plus some reading and letter writing on the porch. No additional organizing this week, though. That will commence soon...when the plastic baskets arrive and the bookcase is together there will be no excuses, eh? LOL! I'll have to take pictures of the chaos so you can see what a mess I make as it all gets sorted out.
I have been mostly keeping abreast online so far. I'm trying to post less often, too. Less of my long posts is probably not a hardship--ROFL!! Anyways, so far so good. Have a glorious day!! :):)
"When we come upon beautiful things...they act like small tears in the surface of the world that pull us through to some vaster space."
I can't remember if I posted that quote before, but I do really like it. Sometimes I read it as tears (flowing from our eyes) and sometimes I read it as tears (ripping a hole). They both work and give me very different visuals. Myself, the wet tears presents a softer more fluid image of the world expanding. Which did you read it as?