Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I Am the Diva Challenge #276: "Duotangle - Poke Root vs. Drupe"

Wow, what fun; I must admit my Poke Roots sorta out maneuvered my Drupe, but the spirit of Drupe lives on in there somewhere, least that's what was in my head when I started.  I had no trouble using Sandy Steen Bartholomew's suggestion that Drupe likes color.  I love my colors too, especially Sakura brown (I think Maria Thomas is calling it Renaissance - whatever).  Aura shading compliments of neutral gray Copic markers.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Weekly Challenge #266: "UMT - Crux by Henrike Bratz

Well - I am totally, utterly and absolutely incapable of following instructions, especially when it comes to drawing grid based tangle patterns that require any sort of structured discipline.  I only share this tile because I believe in the sharing and caring nature of the Zentangle community and we can each learn from other's challenges.  I kept going, that's all I can say.  When I realized I was about two million miles off pattern, I made the choice to keep going and see what would happen.  I'm certainly not in love with this tile, but I did manage to give it some character and am happy with the fact that I remembered there are no mistakes and to keep going and leave the judgement at the door.  Ultimately I enjoyed the experience, but it took some inner work to get there.