|Heaven on a stick!|
Matt an I agreed that this was by far the best thing we ate at the fair this year. Hot, crispy, sort of sweet porky goodness on a stick. My arteries hurt just looking at it.
So how do I plan on reversing the damage from all this fair food? By walking of course! As many of you know, I will be participating in the American Cancer Societies Relay for Life this Saturday. This 24 hour walking event helps to raise money for cancer research and I am so proud to be a participant. It's less than 36 hours until the start of the event but there is still time to donate. A donation of any size will get you five limited edition Zendala templates that will never be released anywhere else. Those that have already received them by donating have given them rave reviews so don't miss out! Go to my donation page and give what you can. It supports a great cause and you get a little something in return. I want to thank everybody who has already donated. I enjoy reading your stories and am so humbled by your generosity. Please remember that if you do donate please send me an email to let me know so I have a valid email address to send your templates to.
Before I get to the main event, I'd like to show you what I did with the Diva Challenge this week. This week's challenge was to use the tangles Mooka and Assunta together. I have used Assunta in many of my tiles with good result but Mooka is a little more challenging for me. I know many people love Mooka but I find it difficult to shade and it always looks very plain so this weeks tile was truly a challenge.
|Tangles: Mooka, Assunta|
I tried to give Mooka some definition by adding a little color but I'm not sure it was enough. This challenge may need a re-visit.
Alright, enough about me, let's get on with the good stuff!
Zendala Dare #19
You may remember when I talked about how much I love creating tangles within specific shapes, mainly circles and squares. A good example of this in this post where I filled several squares with many versions of the same tangle. I wanted to create a Zendala template that had the same spirit and this is what I came up with:
And here is how I completed the template:
|Tangles: Ixorus, Bales, Florz, Portholes, Dragonair, |
This piece took me longer than expected as it's about 7 x 7 inches. I resisted the urge to outline each square as I initially planned to do when I created the template. I may still go back and do another one with an outline, but I wanted to push myself to do something different this time. With Dragonair around the perimeter this Zendala reminds me of a fancy serving platter that my grandmother may have used. It has a very ornate feel.
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