Sunday, 15 January 2017

Tangle challenges and holidays at the beach

This week I have been away on holidays with my family. We had a week at Huskisson on the NSW South Coast. This was my 4th visit in 12 months. It's become a favourite place. My last visit here was for a few days on my own just before Christmas.

Anyway, I didn't do any Zentangle challenges until I got home today.

Diva #298 - Orbs-la-Dee

This is a new tangle for me, although I do use use a something like it which is based on Purk. I decided to use some colour today so I got out my Kaiser Mists.

My first tile uses Orbs-La-Dee with Florz and 'Nzeppel.

For my second tile I used B'twixt and Shattuck.

Made by Joey #147

This week's Made by Joey challenge was to use the letter B and B-twixt. I added Bubbles, Barber Pole, Batik and Bandola. It was fun looking for B tangles and finding ones that I haven't used in ages. I'm still getting to know the recycled paper in this journal and how it reacts to colour, pressure and pencils, shading etc. Gentleness is the key.

Other drawing

I spent hours drawing this week. Recently I signed up to emails from Eni Oken. I admire her use of colour and her bold approach to some well-known tangles.

Here's a ZIA based on Eni's interpretation of Arukas.

Here's a ZIA based on fish.

Catching the big one

Speaking of fish, my son, husband and I went fishing with a fishing guide. Well worth the money. Our guide has us targeting flathead. The biggest flathead I've caught would be about 40cm. On this day that was our smallest.

The Husband caught the first fish (60+ cm), BoyBoy caught the most (5 fish, each over 60cm, and one over 70cm) while I caught the biggest fish. My beauty was 83cm. She was tagged and released. We kept enough fish for two dinners and let the rest go.

It was THE BEST fishing experience we'd ever had. 

Here's some photos.

One happy dog

We took our dog Milo with us for the week. There were off-leash beaches for him to swim in. Here's a photo of one very happy dog. 

Have a great week.

Miss L


Ria Matheussen said...

We can only dream about such a weather at the moment. We have a lot of snow in Belgium... The dog looks happy but you too!!!
Wonderful drawings you have made, all of them; my favorite is the second one for the Diva, I love those colours and this compositon.
The Zia is also very cheerful with these sunny colors!!!

Jean Chaney said...

I always enjoy photos of fellow tanglers and their families. Thank you for sharing. Your Orbs-la-Dee are a nice bold contrast in your tiles, and Those Arukas are stunning!

Deanne Biron said...

Love your family photos! Great fishing! And who doesn't love a happy Dog! I love both your Orbs-La-Dee tiles! Fantastic!

Suzanne Fluhr said...

It's probably well into Monday in your corner of the world, but I saw your post for last week and thought your beautiful work deserved a comment. I'm also intrigued by different textured papers and have enjoyed seeing how you've approached them and your use of subtle color (or colour). I'm a hopeless dog person, so I love that you took your dog on holiday. Ironically, one of the most popular posts on my blog is titled, "How to Travel Without Your Dog", something we're going to have to do for a month starting this coming Sunday.

The Creative Miss L said...

Thanks for your comments. We did have a wonderful time with Milo. It was such a joy seeing him be so happy. He even managed to body surf! Milo is 10 years old and suffers from arthritis. We had to stop him from over-exerting himself.

Anne's tangle blog said...

I love the Diva tiles, they are beautiful.