I’ve joined a Facebook group called Ornation Creation, which is both a good and a bad thing. It’s made up of people who want to share their work, much of it Zentangle oriented. (Good thing) They’re all very talented. (Less good, as my inferiority complex kicks in.) I really enjoy looking at their work and, where I can offer constructive criticism, I do. (Good thing.) I put some of my own work on there. (Not so good, as I always feel people are just being kind.) The guy who runs it puts a template up each week to be downloaded and either coloured or tangled, or both, if you feel like it. (A very good thing, as my penmanship is catastrophic.)
Now not everything on there is to my taste but some of the contributors are working at a similar standard to myself. (A good thing, as I don’t feel like a kid showing off to the grown ups so much.) But some of those people are artists. I mean ARTISTS! If you get the chance to look, go on, there is some stunning stuff.
Anyway, I did a couple of the templates recently and people were very nice about them, which smoothed my feathers, if nothing else. So I’m putting them on here too, along with this week’s Diva Challenge, which is all about your beverage of choice. Well, I’m English, dash it all, so it just had to be tea, didn’t it? The string is tea, the colours are tea and all the tangles used begin with T. Is that overkill?
And the ones from the templates were two fish, which I printed, coloured with water colour pencils and then tangled. Unfortunately, my printer is allergic to reds and warm colours generally, so the printed version is much duller than I intended. I’m showing you both so you can see what I mean.
So, with the next one, I’m biting the bullet and tangling straight onto the coloured original. I hope I don’t make a mess of it, but, hey, it’s only paper…
You can see how good the templates are, can’t you? So I’m off to play with the fishes, more soon..