Witty quote

"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught." (Winston Churchill)....Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. (Richard Wright)

Monday, 24 February 2014

What to do on a Monday

I had to improvise because the bright owl did not post a dare challenge this week. Fortunately there was a fast solution to this problem because I only joined in the fray half-way along, so there are lots of zendalas I have not attempted.

The first one I downloaded was dare 13, which proved to be quite a task! Though I started on the lines, I soon got distracted, removed the outside lines in favour of organic patterns and here are 2 coloured versions! For comparison, I've included the template. 








Sunday, 23 February 2014

The last word on leaving white spaces

Challenge 155 this week was to leave undecorated parts on "zentangle" drawings and I joined in with two new drawings (also shown below). Looking through older work, I realized that I usually leave areas "clean" unless the drawing is a sampler. The one I'm showing here (rather than as a third entry for the challenge) is actually more space than anything else, and was a bit frustrating as I really could have gone on a bit longer.

garland 1
garland 2



Left is the first version of the garland and on the right I reduced the size of the first drawing, printed it, then added more elements.