Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Diva #283 - Centre Square

New features of this blog

My blog and my pseudonym (The Creative Miss L) have just turned 1. Happy birthday.

I have received over 11,000 page views in that time. Not sure how good that is but I like it. A lot.

An update to my blog includes the ability for visitors to rate the blog post by simply clicking a box. This so I can get feedback on my drawings and on my short stories.

Creative writing is my first creative love and I'm getting back into it. I've following a short story challenge called 30 Days of Inspiration. I'll be posting one or two short stories a week.

Have a good week and thanks for dropping by.

Miss L

Diva challenge

This week's Diva challenge is to use the tangle Centre Square. This tangle is one I've seen before but not used.

My first tile this evening is one I'm quite disappointed with. I got the balance of light and dark completely wrong. Plus, the finished tile looked nothing like what I was aiming for but then that is what is meant to happen when we tangle, isn't it?

The Zentangle Primer reminds us to accept and value mistakes. So, here's my tile.

Earlier today while at work I had some time to sit and draw. This is a VERY rare event in my job. I did a quick attempt at today's challenge. Later this evening I took that idea and reworked it.

Here are my two tiles. The first in my travelling Zentangle book and the second on a tile.

Other drawing

I've been playing around with reticula and fragments lately, from the Zentangle Primer. This ZIA took me some hours to complete over several days.


Last week The Husband was in hospital having emergency surgery. Since then he has been slowly recovering. Energy levels are low but getting better.

I'm continuing to learn meditation. The program is called Headspace and is an app that I've downloaded onto my phone. It's a life-changer.

If you ever suffer anxiety, depression, panic or if you just get really stressed sometimes then try this app out. You'll know you've got the right one if the guy speaking is called Andy and he speaks with a lovely English accent.


Here's a random picture of my cat Arthur. He is 9 months. He hates closed doors so will loudly yowl to have them opened. He also likes cuddles and toys. We often wake up to him playing with toys on our bed during the night. He brightens our lives.

Arthur at 9 months old.
Arthur at 2 months old.


Ilse said...

Your third Diva tile is my favorite! And Arthur is soo cute :-)

Ria Matheussen said...

I agree with Ilse, your 3 rd tile is a real beautie.
I also love the "Other drawing", beautiful gems and fragments and I love the green accent.
Arthur is a lovely name for a lovely cat. He looks very happy and clever.
I followed 6 weeks "mindfullness" and I can recommand it to bring more comfort into our life.
And congrats for one year blogging!!!

Suse said...

All your work is lovely, great composition. That meditation app sounds great.
Arthur is so cute, he's from the same cat family as my Toby looks like, except Toby got the cat face painter who can't paint straight lol.

Jean Chaney said...

Your tiles are beautifully balanced and I just love the gems you made. I had to laugh at your cat. Mine hates closed doors as well and has learned to stand up and open them!

Anne's tangle blog said...

First: I hope your husband will recover soon!!!!
Second: your tiles are all beautiful; I like the composition of the third one a lot.
And then ..... love the photo and story of the cat. Mine (Tedah) is very old, skinny and walking very bad now but ... still screaming very load when she want something or the door to be opened. Enjoy!!!

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

At first I hope your husband will feel better soon!
All your three tiles are lovely! Especially I like the third one ... it´s a beauty! Your cat is so cute!!

Michele Wynne said...

Lovely work! The final Diva piece is fantastic and kudos to you for persevering to get there. Your ZIA is gorgeous and Arthur is a doll;-)

Michele Wynne said...

Lovely work! The final Diva piece is fantastic and kudos to you for persevering to get there. Your ZIA is gorgeous and Arthur is a doll;-)