Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Diva #273 - Tangle remix

This week's Diva challenge - you know what it is because you came to this site via the Diva's page.

I chose to remix a tile I created about a year ago. In this tile I was experimenting with a design I'd seen on the Zentangle website.




I remixed it this evening, using better drawing skills and improved attention to detail, as well as colour. Still not happy with the Hollibaugh/Quib but you can't have everything. Rick and Maria often say that mistakes can be turned into something special. However, I find mistakes just lead to a promising tile looking a bit um, er, not quite it. Still, I did enjoy the process of drawing.



Something to look forward to - drawing with Shelly Beauch


Next week I have the very great pleasure of spending two days drawing with Shelly Beauch CZT. Yay!

I visited Shelly this time last year. I'd been teaching myself Zentangle for about a year but wanted to learn with a person. A bit of research led me to Shelly, then the exchange of some emails and there I was, in Northern Tasmania spending two days at Shelly's place, getting invaluable one-to-one instruction in the wonderful art form of Zentangle.

It's thanks to Shelly that I have this blog and that I participate in online challenges, such as the Diva and IAST. Both of these challenges - the challenges themselves and the links to other artists - have improved my skills enormously and given me countless hours of pleasure.

And I'm about to see Shelly again. Yay x lots !

Solo travel


I fly out of Canberra early Sunday morning and arrive in Launceston late morning (travel time from my door to Launceston will be about 7 hours), spend the afternoon doing whatever I feel like, then the next two days with Shelly. After that I'm off to the NE coast for a few days again doing whatever I feel like. I'll be staying near a place called the Bay of Fires National Park. The last night will be in a village on the outskirts of Launceston.

I'm travelling on my own. This will be my 3rd solo holiday in the last year. For me, solo travel is about regaining confidence in myself and my abilities, and about seeing places and people with new eyes. It's a totally different experience to travelling with other people. 

When I'm on my own, I'm more likely to chat to locals, I'm more likely to take in my surroundings and really explore. I get less-stressed if I get lost and gain confidence when I get myself un-lost. And I spend a lot of time drawing.

Stay tuned for photos next week.

A photo of Arthur


Couldn't resist adding this photo to my blog. I'd left the study to take photos of my tiles (the light is better in another room). Came back to find this impatient critter waiting for me. 




Thanks for your comments. I love reading them.

Miss L





11 comments:

Ria Matheussen said...

The adding of Flux on the second tile is a good option and it is drawn very nice. As I also write we can always grow, anything is possible, one stroke at at time but when you will visite Shelly you will grow a lot! You are a lucky one to meet her, I'm a big fan of her too. So sad that Australia is so far away...
It is nice that you have the possibilty to travel on your own. Me too, I needed that sometimes and when you will return, I'm sure Arthur will be very exited. I have two dogs and when I come home from a trip they always become crazy...

Jean Chaney said...

I do like the added Flux in the second tile too. It really adds depth to the piece. How exciting to be able to take a class from Shelly. I hope you have a wonderful vacation!

Suzanne Fluhr said...

Your second version is so much more elegant and sophisticated. Congratulations on your opportunities to do solo travel. Many people don't realize how big Australia is. It's a continent after all. Nice to learn that Zentangle has resulted in your meeting and traveling to see new friends. Earlier this year, I was able to visit an English tangler.

michele wynne said...

You spiffed this up quite beautifully! Sounds like you have a wonderful holiday ahead. Happy trails and safe travels;-)

Anne's tangle blog said...

Nice to see how a lot of us tanglers have grown in time. I hope you have a wonderful time with Michelle and great days in other places. Take care.

chantal said...

the new background with flux is excellent. Big difference with the first one

Ilse said...

Wow, there's a big difference with the first tile! Adding Flux is a good choice, all patterns go well together.

magratscraft said...

It's the change of colour that adds so much life in my eyes, the crossed bands rise right off the page. As for seeing Shelley, she's one of my heroes, so I envy you very much. Tell us all about it when you get back.

Melena Schneider said...

I love what you did with your tile. I too love the Flux on the 2nd one. The light color makes the ribbons look like they're floating. Nice work!

Anja said...

Your remix is so beautiful!

LezliB said...

I love your second tile. The way that you have added Flux and used color on it really seems to finish it up right. I love to see what everyone has done to remix their work. Beautiful tile!