Marasu Unfurled

Whew…what a weekend! Missed my usual Monday deadline for posting this week’s blog, but I had a good excuse. Started out going to Palm Springs on Friday, where I had lunch with Cherryl Moote while Flyboy did some work around the house for his mom. Then we went over to Morongo Casino & Resort for an evening with Sammy Hagar & The Circle (Michael Anthony from Van Halen, Jason Bonham, son of legendary drummer John Bonham from Led Zeppelin, and Vic Johnson, guitar player from Sammy’s other band, The Wabos.) We splurged and got the VIP experience, and BOY…did we get an experience!

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Wow! Sammy is turning 70 in October, but he isn’t missing a beat. The show was AMAZING!

Then we doodled off to Phoenix on Saturday, visited my mom at her assisted living place, and spent a lovely evening in downtown Phoenix. If  you re ever in that area, I highly recommend The Arrogant Butcher. Drinks were totally on point, and the food was great, too!

Sunday, after another quick walk around downtown, we headed out to the Goodyear Ballpark to see the Giants play the Reds. It was a beautiful day, and Spring Training remains one of my favorite things to do. You get to be so much closer to the players, and it seems a bit more personal, watching the guys who are trying to make the team.

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We spent Sunday night with friends in Surprise, and headed home Monday, with another stop in Palm Springs to finish some things up at Flyboy’s mom’s house.

While he was working, I started on this week’s Diva Challenge (#305.) I have loaded all my pre-prepped and half finished tiles and whatnot into my art bag, so I always have a few things to choose from when I need to start a project. This time, a watercolor postcard that I had sprayed with hibiscus tea through a stencil seemed like a likely candidate for a Duo Tangle of Marasu and Molygon. While I know that Marasu is a coiled image, I thought I would imagine it unfurled…and in as many different ways as I could think of. I kept the Molygon fillers all the same, so they would stand out a bit. Finished off with a purple metallic Gelly Roll and shaded with Stabilo CarbOthello Chalk Pencil.

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I think it turned out pretty well. I was also thinking…its a postcard! I should send it to someone. So…I will select a random person from the comments on this post to send it off to!

Back to work, wrapping up the finishing touches on the Celtic Knot instructions. Still room in the class if you can make it, and if you can’t, I will have another surprise for you shortly!

About CharkatTangles

Charlotte has been making "stuff" for a very long time. She started drawing and sewing at a very young age, and after the Navy trained her as a micro-miniatre repair tech (circuit board repair, soldering) she fell in love with playing with metal. And...being ADD, she keeps finding other cool things. In 2013, she found Zentangle® and changed her stars. Her world is everything Zentangle® now, and she is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher.
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12 Responses to Marasu Unfurled

  1. Deanne B says:

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun on your little journey! I absolutely LOVE your purple duotangle! ….have I mentioned that purple is my favourite colour!? Love the details and the little baby Molygons being released by the majestic and wise Marasu. 🙂

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  2. kmbr says:

    I can’t believe you got to hang with Sammy Hagar AND Cherryl Moote in one weekend!

    Also, love what you did with Marasu.
    kmbr

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  3. Annemarie says:

    Wow, such a great weekend!!! And the postcard … I love it.

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  4. magratscraft says:

    You had an action packed weekend and it was all good by the sound of it. Your tile/postcard is stunning. It was a clever idea in the first place and the finished effect is gorgeous. Love it.

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  5. michele says:

    I love your Duotangle! It would look great printed on a scarf;-) Love your pic with Sammy. I have one too from when I was bartending at Chevy’s years ago. He came in for a Cabo Wabo launch;-)

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  6. Heike says:

    I love your unfurled Marasu in all its variations, there is so much to discover in your postcard!

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  7. Holly {ha! designs} says:

    You created a masterpiece with this lovely postcard, Charlotte! I adore all the variations of marasu and the continuity of molygon… it creates a beautifully balanced piece. Love the use of color and the stencil/tea to start. Fantastic! (Keeping my fingers crossed this postcard finds it’s way to my house…)

    You did have a VERY busy and FUN weekend! WOW! That’s awesome that you were able to meet up with Cherryl also. I know you enjoyed every minute of the Sammy Hagar experience!

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  8. Jean Chaney says:

    I’m glad you had such a nice visit to my neck of the woods. We did have some nice weather at least. I do like the combo of the two tangles on that pretty colored paper too.

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  9. Thanks for sharing the photos!
    Your Duotangle is so beautiful! Love how you combined and the wonderful color!

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  10. How fun to see the photos of your trip! The purple in this postcard is lovely! I really like how you unfurled the Marasu.

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