Thursday, 25 May 2017

Tangle challenges and other stuff

Not much drawing going on at the moment. Lots of other things though, including a couple of days off school with my first cold of winter. A few days of quiet, Netflicks and napping helped that. 

Continuing to work with my personal trainer. He was in the gym this afternoon while I was doing one his circuits. That made me work just that bit harder, so hard my arms were jelly for some hours afterwards. The gym continues to be a happy place for me.

Diva #317 - Photo challenges

This is a completely new technique to me. I have created two tiles for the challenge without looking at anyone else's work beforehand other than the Diva's tile. It will be interesting to compare my approach to that of other Tanglers.

I think my group of Zentangle Apprentices will enjoy this challenge too. Check back here in a few weeks so I can show off what they come up with.

Here are my tiles.

Other drawing

Not much happening in that area. I did spend some time with a stencil. This stencil creates paint splatter shapes.

Bathroom renovations

Our house is 16 years old and in need of a bit of an update. Our ensuite bathroom is our first major project. We are not doing any of this ourselves. We have neither the skills nor the time. The main bathroom comes next.



Autumn colour

Our street trees are all Manchurian Pear, I think. Ours develops a lovely glow when the afternoon sun hits it. Lovely. 

Kitty Pic

Thanks for all the well wishers for Arthur. He has fully recovered. Note to self - don't get his nails clipped again. Here's Himself attacking a duster. I got the duster out after the dust from our bathroom reno covered every surface in my bedroom.

Have a great week and thanks for your comments. They make my heart sing.

Miss L


Lorna said...

Both of your challenge tiles are fun. Who knew. A shoe. Could be so well "drew" : )

Ria Matheussen said...

Nice work Karen, especially the tile with the flower is my absolute favorite.
I wish you success with the bathroom renovations and it's nice to see that Arthur is cured.
Thanks for the beautiful pic of the autumncolours, it's a strange feeling for me, in Belgium Spring has just begun.
I send you warm regards and wish you the best

Sue Sharp said...

Love both your Diva tiles - the shoe is fun!

Susie said...

Shoe...Flower...cannot make up my mind which I prefer. They are both great tiles. I am allergic to renovation...hate every second of it, but having a new bathroom is worth all the mental suffering. Good luck.

Jean Chaney said...

Both of your pieces are really great. I am partial to the shoe for some reason. Glad Arthur is okay. Hope all goes well with your renovation.

Anne's tangle blog said...

Both tile are very beautiful!

Deanne Biron said...

I love both your challenge tiles! I like the "shoe garden" .... where all great shoes are "born"! Love seeing Arthur play with the duster! Glad he's feeling better! Best wishes with your home renos! :)

Anonymous said...

I like your approach to the Diva Challenge, especially the flower. Glad the cat is fully recovered and back to normal.

trudi said...

Great tiles and nice to hear arthis doing well again. We renovated our cottage 16 years ago and other than the major stuff (putting in a new roof line and adding a basement) we did it all ourselves until we came to the bathroom. It was so nice to have someone else do it! Last year we added a sunroom and had it done too.

Suzanne Fluhr said...

Your photo tangle tiles are very uplifting---something I need to see this week. You seem to have a good attitude about your renovations. It helps when you have more than one bathroom. Over 2 houses, we did (had done) 4 bathroom renovations and two kitchen renovations. The kitchen renovations are the most stressful. They always warn people to expect these projects to cost twice as much and take at least twice as long as predicted.