Wednesday, November 13, 2013

breath of fresh air

I love the Diva Challenges. Even if I don't get to do them on time to get on the peek list, I still welcome the weekly opportunity to get a great idea for a Zentangle® tile!

Today I'm posting 2 different Challenge weeks: 143 and 144.

First, Challenge 143: Cruze tangle. This was a little mind boggling for me. I found myself over-thinking it. I couldn't stop adding stuff to the ribbons.





Week 144: I chose our friend of the moment: the stinkbug. It's been a big year for these guys! I thought the stinkbug deserved a little beauty vibe, since he has many a human cussing him right now. I don't usually do representational images with Zentangle, as I tend to want to 'draw' realistically, and then I start to judge myself too much. I let myself go with the drawing part, since I haven't done that in a long time. It was really fun to mix the representational and the tangles. I had fun adding color (watercolor pencils)

So I guess you could say that our little stinkbug friend (and Laura Harms!) provided me with a breath of fresh air. Thank you both!



19 comments:

  1. Beautiful work on both tiles, Luv Mr. Stink bug who has never look so Zenlicious!

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  2. Both your tiles are great! You actually made a stinkbug look amazing!

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  3. Beautiful tiles and nice combi of paterns and colors.

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  4. I love your stink bug. I don't know if we have them over here. but your zentangled one makes me want to see one.

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  5. !!!!! SO AWESOME !!!!!
    Really beautiful, Miss Carole!

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  6. Outstanding! Quite a challenge making a stink bug glamorous but you have done it here.

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  7. Both tiles are lovely. The use of color on Mr. Stinkbug is very pretty.

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  8. Love your additions to Cruze. And the stinkbug is terrific either way. I always love to see your work Carole!

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  9. Both are great! Especially I like your stinkbug and the great coloring!

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  10. Cruze is so well done in a lovely composition. I have to say, I have had trouble looking at some of the contributions to the bug pool this week, but I find your stink bug charming and quite pretty in color.

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  11. I have never heard of a Stink Bug before, but you have done a lovely job of him (her).

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  12. Great! Beautiful! Wonderful! all three of them!

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  13. I love your black and white bug but the color added is GORGEOUS. So lovely :)

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