Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Quote of the week

I just came across this quote that I couldn't resist posting because it perfectly sums up my week.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life - Winston Churchill

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Diva Weekly Challenge #23

Another great challenge.  This week we had to use the string that the diva chose and I think it turned out well.  Sometimes it helps to have a little direction and it was nice to work in a square format again since my work has been pretty freeform lately.


Tangles: Antidot, Skeins, Buttercup, Cadent, Worms,
Betweed,  Shattuck, Tipple

Diva Challenge #22

I just love the Diva's weekly challenges.  I refer to them as "forced art" although I'm trying to think up a kinder, gentler name.  I feel like there is something very beneficial to being told what to do regarding your own art.  It gets me out of my comfort zone and makes me do things I wouldn't normally do.  I just started participating in the challenges a few weeks ago but I'm already hooked!

This weeks challenge was to have somebody else draw your strings.  I recruited my husband and my friend Su.  The first string was drawn by my husband:


A little challenging but not too bad.  Here's what I came up with:



Tangles:  Pais, Tipple, Flukes, Crescent Moon


Then I had Su draw a string.  Her's was a little more traditional:



And here's the end result:

Tangles:  Huggins, Cadent

I'm still playing around with my scanner but I'll figure it out sooner or later.  


Yay, I finally did it!

I have been wanting to blog for years now but I was always waiting for the perfect title, the perfect post, the perfect project, the perfect piece of art.  Today, I decided to go against everything that is natural to me and I said "To hell with it, I'm just going to get started" and I will improve it as I go.

I have been a beader for many years but just recently got into Zentangles.  It is an artform that has transformed me from a careful planner and someone who wouldn't start a project without thinking about it for 3 days, to an artist who will whip out a pen and paper at a moments notice and create a piece of art that may not be perfect but will no doubt be beautiful.  This blog will be primarily devoted to my Zentangles but will also contain other posts that I find inspiring, beautiful or informative whether they be art related or otherwise.  I'm a big fan of cooking so expect a recipe or two also!

I hope you all enjoy!

Erin
 

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