Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Zentangle drawing

On Sunday I bought myself some stencils to use with my Zentangle art. You'll see evidence of these below in my Diva Challenge, Made by Joey challenge and in my other drawing. 

Today is my day off work - my health issues limit me to teaching only 4 days a week.

Today I'm:

  • drawing and blogging
  • driving my son to college - he could catch a bus but his bed is soooo warm and I'm such a good mum, yadda yadda yadda
  • catching up on marking and lesson planning
  • going to the gym for a 30 minute session with my personal trainer, Nick. My weight is not budging but my size is going down. I now see the gym as a place to unwind and relax, even though I 'unwinding' means I push myself to jelly legs state each time.
  • Going to school in the afternoon so I can run a Google Apps for Education professional learning event for staff. This is a new, exciting and unexpected direction for me and I'm loving it.
  • Having play time with Arthur the cat.


Here are the stencils I bought on the weekend. Looking forward to seeing what I can do with them.

Diva Challenge - #316 - stripes

This was fun. And how suited to the brick stencil!

Made by Joey

This week is the letter T which brings me Tamisolo, Tessell and Tattle.

Other drawing 

Followers of the Zentangle App would have seen a recent Kitchen Table Tangle about Dingbatz. Here's one I drew in my Zentangle Journal. I continued to play around with Molygon.

Zentangle + Spray Mists + Zentangle Primer Reticula + Stencils = these tiles

Kitty Pic

Here's Arthur getting in the way - again - this morning. Me sitting at my desk or computer obviously means time for cuddles. 

Arthur update

Had to take Arthur to the vet this morning for an emergency visit. His dew claws were bleeding. Not badly but enough to need attention. The vet thinks he was climbing a tree after getting his nails clipped last week, he slipped, scrabbled for a hold, then partially shredded his claws and took skin off the pads of his dew claws. Sounds worse than it is, although Arthur would still like lots of sympathy. Here's a pity pic.

Have a great week and thanks for dropping by.

Miss L


trudi said...

Wow you were busy this week! Love the Tangles and always enjoy what Arthur is up to!

Anne's tangle blog said...

Poor Arthur, I think he doesn't like the way he looks now :-)
(Still miss my cat Tedah when at my computer where she was always sitting with me).

I love your work, so much beautiful art.

Ria Matheussen said...

Thank you Karen for your original ideas, those stencils looks fantastic and I'm really fond of your last two tiles in green and orange.
Arthur looks a bit sad but I think he will recover very quickly!
Have a good week and take care.

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

Poor Arthur... But fun pink bandages! I like the way the stencils worked on your tiles and thanks for using Tropicana... I always enjoy seeing how people use it! :)

Susie said...

Ouch, I cringed all the way reading through Arthur's possible misadventure paragraph, which made me glad I have a dog...and an old one, too. Your tiles here show that you live and breathe have tangles in your mind. Or do you use a giant spinning wheel? I struggle choosing just 3. And you made good use of your stencils as well. I fav the orange one.

Lorna said...

Love love the stencil work! And the kitty bracelets are too sweet.

Kristi Berg said...

Love that green tile!! Beautiful work!!

Jean Chaney said...

Fun work using stencils. Poor Arthur. Please give him hugs from me.

Annie Taylor said...

Your stencils look like such fun! And your tiles reflect this too. Lovely! Poor Arthur - hope he feels better soon. Axxx

Ilse said...

Arthur looks a lot like our Izzy, so lots of sympathy from us to him!!
Beautiful tiles, I love your stripes and your creative T.

Michele Wynne said...

Wonderful work! Those stencils look like loads of fun😉

Nic @ Photography-by-Nic.com said...

I really like the swirly green tile! Cute kitty! Hope he feels better soon :)

Audrie Wiesenfelder said...

Great tiles. I especially like the green one; it's terrific.

Deanne Biron said...

Such fabulous artwork! Great ideas you've given me! And of course... my hugs to Arthur! :)

LezliB said...

Love all of your work this week! I need to start using my stencils too I think. Thank you for the ideas. I think my favorite is the green one because I absolutely love that stencil. Anyway, it all looks great. I hope that Arthur is feeling better soon. I have 3 kitties and my oldest one (Mistoffellees) is having problems with his arthritis, so he sends a big kitty meow to Arthur (he looks a lot like Arthur, but much thinner because he's so old) Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Poor Arthur! He must be a great support to help you make such lovely art. ;)I really loved what you did with the stencils.