Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Tangle challenges 15 Feb

This week I'm drawing with a bad cold. After the extreme heat of last week (nights in the high teens, low 20s and days above 35, including two in a row above 40) we've had mild and even cold weather. 

Sunday's temp fell to 15 by 4pm when the cold front hit. Nights have been deliciously colder, going below 10 while the days have been in the mid 20s. Much more sensible weather BUT... 

So I'm at home, not getting much school work done, drawing, sleeping and binge-watching Nurse Jackie.

Diva #303 - Valentangle

I don't get into Valentine's Day but I do get into Zentangle challenges. My approach to this week's challenge was to create a tile based on what the Husband most wants - time. My string is based on the letter T and uses old favourite tangles: Tripoli, Ilana, Mooka and Emingle. Plus mist sprays for colour.

Made by Joey - G and Gnarly

I really struggled with this letter. I'm trying to use tangles starting with the theme letter but this week, not so many tangles to choose from. I'm continuing to only use my handmade journal for these challenges and to experiment with ways to apply colour. 

Here's part of my first attempt, using Gutz.

Here's my finished page, using Garlic Cloves, Golven, Groovy and Gothic.

Other drawing

Continuing to play with Hamadox on some standard tiles and on an Opus tile. 

With a little help from my friends

These guys keep me company when I draw. The big(ger) one is Luna Lovegood while the small(ish) one is Arthur Weasley.

Have a great week and thanks for dropping by.

Miss L


Jean Chaney said...

Lots of pretty colors and tangles going on this week, Miss L! I find myself overwhelmed at the thought of doing an Opus tile, even though I have some. Yours is so pretty and flowing. Nice to meet your kitties. Luna was always my favorite character and I thought she would have been a much better pick for Harry than Ginny, LOL!

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Beautiful work! I really love your Opus tile!

michele said...

All of your work here is so lovely! The Opus is outstanding as are your Hamadox tiles. I've yet to tackle the Opus, but I love how open and airy yours is. It gives me ideas;-)

Ria Matheussen said...

Me too, loves the wonderful work on the Opus tile, I like that Mist spray effect but I have never seen this method in reality, looks fun!
Your tile for your husband is also very nice, you make a lovely Mooka and it is a very nice composition.
It's very nice to have animals on your site, they ask so little and give so much!

Duane Anderson said...

Miss L: Hi, I'm Duane and I'm new to Joey's Challenges but in viewing your work I really like your use of tangles on your full page drawings. You are not afraid to draw a bunch and I like your work. For instance, the way you draw Gnarly is very interesting and I think unique. I've not seen that tangle used before. I just enjoy looking over your art work. Keep it up.

Anne's tangle blog said...

Lovely work, probably inspired by lovely cats :-)

Deanne Biron said...

Great take on the Valentangle challenge! And you've been busy with all your other artwork! I LOVE your photos of your helpers! So cute! ....I have one of those too! :)

Annette P. said...

All are beautiful! But your Opus tile is just gorgeous! Like the touch of colour!

Susan Theron said...

Lovely tiles. I love Hamadox and cats!

Duane Anderson said...

Miss Creative L : Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. That was so nice of you. Do you have any idea what has happened to the Diva today? When I go to her blog I see last week's Valentangle posting nothing new for today, has anything happened?