This week the Diva asked us to create a tile inspired by our country or our country's flag. This was hard for me. While I love my country, I think our flag is out-dated and represents the past. So, I designed a new flag.
My flag is a combination of the current Australian flag and the Australian Aboriginal flag. Google them both and you'll see what I've tried to do. My tile is not the best quality. Read on to see why.
Here's my second attempt at this week's Diva challenge. I've used the national colours of green and gold in my imagining of a new Australian flag. My flag includes the stars of the Southern Cross. I tangled over the top of the flag with tangles that I've been practicing/learning this week.
Cheers from Tasmania.
Tangling with Shelly Beauch
Lucky, lucky me. I've spent the last two days drawing with the wonderful Shelly Beauch CZT. I also spent a couple of hours drawing last night. The tip of my pen finger is worn out, hence the not so great tile above.
Yesterday we worked on several different standard size tiles, working on tangles that are new to me, refining my techniques and Shelly teaching me how to do Zen Gems using grey Copic markers as the base.
I cannot stress enough the value of working in person with a CZT. It will take me ages to process and practice what I've learnt over the last two days. Priceless learning. And a whole lot of fun.
Here's one of the tiles. I'm VERY pleased with this. That afternoon I went to the art store and bought my own small set of these markers.
This morning we warmed up by creating the cover of a notebook before spending the day on an Opus tile.
The Opus tiles are not finished but here's Shelly working on hers.
Tomorrow my adventures take me to the remote(ish) NE of Tasmania for a few days of walking, sight seeing and drawing.
Have a great week.