I appreciate your patience in waiting for my post - it seems I'm moving ever farther past Thursday to now...Saturday! I guess I get so involved with the tangling that I don't stop to record and organize. I must admit, that is one of my lifelong challenges. I used to HATE when the powers-that-be at work asked us to keep track of everything we do. That takes way longer than the doing! Thank goodness those days are gone.
Before I forget, Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful, loving, supportive, challenged, overwhelmed, affectionate but frazzled, totally human (and even the non-human!) mothers out there! May all your progeny shower you with every accolade on your special day. My own mother departed so very many years ago, just four days after her 30th birthday, and I never had the opportunity to share a Mother's Day with her. I still love you, Mommy!
On to this week's "Zentanglish" musings:
DIVA CHALLENGE #266 CRUX
Last week I promised to work in some color. I have been playing around with new watercolors and trying out various papers, stretching techniques, brushes, washes, etc. This is all new to me - I haven't really used watercolor since I painted them into my childhood coloring book pages. So much to learn! When I started working with the featured tangle Crux, I thought from the start that it cried out for color. Somehow the crystalline forms reminded me of what I saw peering through the opening of those little Kaleidoscopes I loved as a child.
I applied the color sparingly in this case, but added lots of black to simulate that feeling of the dark hole in the tube with the colored light shining through.
NO COLOR BUT BLACK, WHITE AND 14 SHADES OF GRAY
On the other end of the color spectrum, I received my 14 Shades of Gray kit from the supremely talented Sonya Yencer and Jenny Peruzzi. This kit describes a method of taking your featured tangle from black and white to a misty gray on your tile. It is such a lovely transition and way to soften the look of a bold tangle. I have lots more to learn through practice and inspiration from other 14-Shaders, but here are my two contributions to the mix.
I tried the new official tangle Ellish, but it kept going its own way, turning into an "A". One of the FB group commenters said "I love your Allish!", so that is what I will call it.
|Allish on a Ring|
|Allish with Ruutz|
So, Dear Readers, thank you for stopping by today. Have a beautiful Mother's Day weekend and enjoy your families. Know that I cherish all your thoughts and comments and would love to hear from you.