Ok…I have to be honest. I wasn’t going to do this weeks Diva Challenge. I started it once on a tan tile, and ended up ripping it up. I just didn’t like it. I wasn’t me. But then I pulled out an ATC at school today and tried it again. Kept it a little simpler, and that worked out ok. Put in a little Shattuck, Printemps, and Meer.
School is back in session, full swing. I have been trying to tangle as I can, but mostly it seems I do this in class whilst listening to lectures. I am starting a collection of ATC’s to start leaving as RAZ (Random Acts of Zentangle) but I have yet to be brave enough to part with any of them.
I really do listen to the lectures…really. I get more out of them when I am tangling, I think, because I am more focused.
Oh, and I’m sure you noticed the black blobs on the last one….that is a technique we like to call Black Out. 🙂 used when something doesn’t quite turn out the way you planned it.
That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!
So I’ve also been playing around in the studio this week, and came up with some cool stuff. In my Stress Management class, my group is doing a presentation on Art Therapy (with a brief Zentangle demo/class) and I am going to start working in an Art Journal a bit. So far, I have the cover done.
My idea here was to start taking the cards I’ve gotten (birthday, anniversary, Valentines) and making keepsake pages out of them. The cover was from my birthday card from last year from my BFF, Lori. I cut chip board to the size I wanted, primed it with gesso, painted with acrylics and distress inks, applied embellishments from my die cut machine, and added a ribbon. The back matches the front, except for the card. I put a black Zentangle tile on the back to label it when I am done.
I put all kinds of cool paper in it, including a piece of mono print. I will post pictures from time to time, so you can see what I do with it…
Ok…back to homework.
Stay Crazy My Friends,