Monday, April 18, 2011

Fabric Collage

Thanks to 3 Creative Studios and guest artist, Donna, I had fun this morning playing with scraps.  I'm taking a trip in a couple of weeks and will need a few special hostess gifts (for some very special hostesses!!!) so thought I'd make a test piece to see how Donna's tutorial would work.  I tend toward precision in all things, but this free-style approach to small art pieces really appealed to my inner playmate and here is the result. "Sunflower" - a 5 1/2 x 8 inch mini 'quilt' in some sunshiny colors plus B&W for the pop factor....... Guess I could add beads or buttons if I wanted to, but am very eager to get on with the next experiment!

Please click to see larger image ;-0

Just in case you're thinking my squaring-up skills are lacking,  this is meant to be wonky ;-0

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Diva's Weekly Challenge # 16

Sixteen weeks, going strong and growing!!!  That would be Laura Harms' Zentangle© challenge.

This week the tangle is a new one, Mooka, that was designed by the originators of Zentangle©.  You can read all about it on Laura's blog, and if you follow the hyperlinks she provides, you can see an absolutely nifty YouTube tutorial by tangling gurus, Rick and Maria.

Unlike some, I don't even try to draw a tile every day, but this new Mooka tangle is absolutely the most pen and paper fun I've had in a long while.  The continuous line of this new pattern just  flows from the pen by itself.....  I've been decorating my grocery list and a file folder, in addition to creating several tiles and it's still only Monday ;-0  The pattern seems to work well in any size - large and full-blown or small and precise.  It's time for supper, or I'd start another tile!!!  Anyone for dessert?

Please click for closer look.....