I am so happy it is Friday! This means only a few more days of work before my final vacation of the year can begin! It has been a busy week with all of my normal obligations, my husband being out of town (he’s returning today :-)), the flat tire fiasco from mid-week, Christmas cantatas to attend for some of my youth at church and office Christmas parties. Whew! Sometimes I wonder if I will SURVIVE all the frivolity of the season! LOL
I have had little time to do any art but I did add a little to my doodle page from an earlier post. Laura Harms, a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT), posts a Zentangle challenge every Monday morning on her blog IAmTheDivaCZT.blogspot.com. This week, the tangle was specified as opposed to a subject so I had to use the tangle in some way on my page. You can see the tangle by going to Laura’s blog link above, or click here to go to the original tangle artist’s blog. I decided to use it as a border element for my journal page:
I laid down some watercolor with a baby wipe–I purchased a very inexpensive set from Michael’s to use for this baby wipe method–along the edge of the page with it fading from darker to lighter as it moved from the edge toward the center of the page. Then I went to work trying to tangle my pattern in the painted area. It was a bit of a challenge doing it in such a large space and scale and having never done the pattern before (I should have at least done a practice one–LOL). But I am happy with the result. It’s not perfect by any means but it is kind of a controlled funky and flows with the rest of the funkiness on the page already! I used a water brush and the same watercolors to add a some more concentrated color emphasis to the little sections in between the longer-lined portions of the pattern.
I am also going to link this post to the following blogs:
- Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s regular Friday post Art Journal Everyday
- Carolyn Dube’s regular Tuesday challenge Let’s Play!
- Leah Piken Kolidas’ weekly blog challenge Creative Every Day
- A regularly visited home for fabulous arts known as Paint Party Friday
- Moo-Mania and More! where the challenge topic is “Favorite Stamps or Images”
- Art*Journal*Journey! where the current challenge of the month is “Collage” (Mine above came off of a McDonald’s fast food bag! Hee hee!)
Have a beautiful, art-filled weekend! 🙂