Back on the Wagon
It is time for me to admit that I fell off the wagon when it comes to posting to my blog. I don’t even want to acknowledge how long it has been. Now that the new school year has started and I can reclaim time to devote to my art and my business, I vow to get my act together. I have so many things I want to accomplish that it is always a challenge to decide where to begin. As they say, “you have to start somewhere” and I think the key is to just start. By the way, who exactly is the “they” that always says these things. Ever since I’ve known my husband, he jokes that it is the Dick Van Patten family (I’m not sure where that came from but 20+ years later and we still say it). Anyway…
Patterns used: Copada, ‘Nzeppel, Msst, a variation of Indy-rella, and something I call Fandance
This Zentangle was also done on a pre-strung tile (for those of you who always wanted to know what the pre-strung tiles might look like)
Even though I haven’t done a Diva Challenge in quite a while (I had such good intentions last fall to go back and do all the challenges I had missed), I did take time to do Challenge #85 and Challenge #86.
Patterns used: Hollibaugh, Crescent Moon, Mooka, Betweed, Fandance, and something I call Lealap
You may have noticed that there are a couple of pattern names that I refer to above that are referred to as “something I call …”. These are patterns that may have other names from other people who do Zentangles. There are people “developing” patterns all the time and it is impossible to keep track of what other people are doing. I like including the names under the images I post so that people can find instructions to do them in their own Zentangles. If I use patterns that I broke down into steps for my own purposes, I will link to my instructions. For “Fandance” and “Lealap” which are used above, I will post the instructions tomorrow (I haven’t had a chance to draw them out except in my very messy sketchbook). These particular patterns were inspired by images that I posted on my Zentangle Inspirations board on Pinterest. I recently joined Pinterest and have become quite addicted. If you have a Pinterest account, leave me a comment so I can check out what inspires you.