This week's Diva challenge
The challenge this week was to use Skye. Now this is one I break the Zentangle rules for and use a pencil first. Sometimes rules are meant to broken, right?
Here's my first tile, featuring Skye and Tipple. I coloured it afterwards using simple pan water colours. This tile is amongst my best work.
My next two tiles are OK. I like my Skye and I like the other elements but I'm not thrilled with how they work together. Need more practice with Mooka I think.
This weekend I've been playing with geometric dinosaurs. Huh? Do a google search and you'll find lots of dinosaurs filled with lovely triangles, just waiting for you to print out and fill with Tangles.
My first try I filled with Paradox.
My next try I filled with Puf which is a relative of Fasset.
The last one I filled with Puf but in colour, as you can see, with a back and foreground of Hollyhock, Sanibelle, 3-Loops-6 and a touch of Flux. I haven't used these Tangles in combination before but I'm going to again.
A shout out to Andrew at Versatile. The Husband and I had dinner there on Saturday night. We felt the need for some time together and we found this place, just a short drive from us. The menu is described as being 'Modern Australian'. For those of you not in Australia, that is code for combining whatever ingredients the chef feels like, using whatever cultural references or techniques they want to.
The food was delicious. The ambience relaxed and quiet. The host entertaining. We'll be back. Andrew, you have been warned.
My dessert was a re-imagining of a Cherry Ripe, which is chocolate bar we get in Oz. Chocolate, cherries and coconut. Yum, yum, yum.
No more excuses
I have broken my no more excuses plan into strategies. Here's how I'm going with each.
- I've joined my local gym.
- It is ugly, crowded with equipment, and has both men and women. (I've found the mix is far less intimidating than women-only gyms)
- It is also INSIDE and out of the cold, meaning that I have actually been going to it.
Drink more water. My tips for doing this are:
- drink and blog
- drink and surf the internet
- drink and draw
- drink and cook dinner
Eat more veggies
I planted a lettuce garden. The plants are pick-and-come-again types, so I just pick the leaves I want when I need them.
Your comments lift my spirit and inspire me to keep going, keep drawing, keep playing with cake, keep exercising. I will try and return the favour.