Sunday, March 26, 2017

IAST #189

I was late with my Zentangle tile for Adele's last challenge so I made an effort to get it in on time this week!  We got to play with a nice loopy string and some interesting tangles.  You can find the details on Adele's Blog HERE.

He is my submission:

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Tangles: Patience; Aura Leah; CO2

My tile turned out rather organic, which I quite like. At long last, I managed to get to that quiet, meditative place when tangling this tile!  I'm hoping it's a sign that life will take a good turn.

We experienced a beautiful sunny, blue skies kind of day today, I felt immensely grateful.

Have a wonderful day.

Monday, March 13, 2017

IAST # 187

The challenge this week at Adele Bruno's blog was in honour of St. Patricks' Day, so the string was a clover leaf.  Here is my tangled tile:

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I love the tangle Rixty which is the one filling most of the string.

Have a blessed day!

Monday, March 6, 2017

IAST #186

Playing with Adele Bruno's latest challenge, you can find the details HERE.  I'm not sure how I feel about this tile, but it is what it is.

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Pokeroot; Wacho; W2

I'm learning that in art, if you are "not feeling it" it very rarely turns out in a satisfactory way!  But we keep on practicing because that is what art is about, and that is how one gets better over time.

Last week was just a crazy busy week, my daughter is super busy with sports at the moment and I feel like I am driving up and down all day long, and I ONLY have ONE child!!!  So I feel for those with more.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

My Dad

I've had this photo of my Dad, taken about a year before he passed away.  In the recent month I have been thinking a lot about drawing him, but whenever I sat and thought about it I got quite emotional, I still do just typing about it.

Well, I got up the courage to try and draw him, remembering that I am still very much in the early stages of learning how to draw!  However, with the welcomed advice of my Art teacher, I persevered and am happy and touched by the results.

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I used 4 or 5 Pastel Pencil crayons ( first time using this medium) and sketched him on some tan paper.

I'm happy to say that slowly but surely I am starting to capture likeness more accurately.  Having said that though, I am not really after likeness, I am rather more interested in capturing the mood and the feelings that go with what I am drawing, which also means that it's going to very much depend on my state of mind/heart on the day that I draw.  And that's just fine by me....

Sunday, February 12, 2017

It's A String Thing #183

It's still a heart theme over at Adele Bruno's blog, you can find all the details HERE.  The string for this tangling exercise was a heart string with two lovely tangles, ZENITH (by Zentangle) and CAUGHT (by Christine Reyes).

I will need to practice doing Zenith as a border, it didn't quite go as expected.  I also took a bit of liberty and added some stripes in an effort to create a bit of dimension.  Here is my tile for this week:

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We woke up to some light rain this morning which is wonderful.  We are still very short of rainfall in this region so every little bit counts!

Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

SKETCHING

I've been learning how to sketch/draw this last year and a half or so.  I still have a long way to go of course.  The biggest lesson is learning to love what you draw, and accepting that we all have our own styles.  Once I realised that, I felt much better about my drawings.

Here is a charcoal/pastel drawing I did last week and I was thrilled with the outcome.

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I go for lessons once a week to an artist who has now become my friend.  I was so touched when she told me this was worthy of framing!!!

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, February 6, 2017

IAST #182

I've been trying to make time to Tangle here and there and managed to do this tile for the latest It's A String Thing by Adele Bruno.  You can find all the details HERE.  And here is my tile.

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With Valentine's Day around the corner it's not surprising that hearts came into play!

Have a beautiful day!