Surprises first, I think. I did it! Yup, cleared out the unfinished/unlikely to be finished stuff, completed some and there’s space, oh yes indeed, there’s space between the boxes, tubs and folders in my craft room. (Not for long but…) Anyway, huzzah for me!
And resolutions? Well the first is obviously to avoid it getting into that state again. I’m not confident but you never know. And second, to go back to some basic Zentangle. When I started, I kept finding patterns, trying them out and, when I had a satisfactory version, storing them in a pretty box. More recently, I’ve been going off in all directions, trying to do everything instead of really working to improve my technique. So… some time to be spent on random “stuff” and a little time – each day if I can manage it- to completing my little (big) box of tangles.
I did another couple for my friend to choose from for her birthday.
The paisley one has more metallic areas than can be seen on the scan but you get the general idea. I know she will like the colours but I’m not sure about the design.
The other one is unlikely to be to her taste but I did enjoy doing it. It doesn’t use any official Zentangle designs but I quite like the effect.
As part of my cardmaking fun, I buy stamps and there have been a few recently that lend themselves to Zentangle, so I stamped one in brown onto a cream card and one in cream onto a dark red card, then coloured and patterned them as seemed apprepriate. Here they are and, I think, quite nice.
A friend of mine runs a charity shop to support Parkinson’s Disease and I’ve told her to let me have any unwanted frames. I’ll do Zentangles to fit the frames and she can have them back to sell in the shop. She won’t make much out of it but I’ll have the pleasure of drawing plus the novelty of virtue doing something I enjoy for a good cause.
The focus pattern for Square One on Facebook was called Well, not one I’ve used before and not one I’ve found easy. Do I ever? It can be grid or not, so, being me, I went for NOT. Hmmmm. Here are the three I’ve done so far and now I’m going to try a grid, as these aren’t quite right somehow. I will get a handle on it, I WILL.
And then it was Diva Day and we’re doing something Valentine-ish. Well I’ve done a heart and filled it with slushy patterns – Heartstrings, Kiss and Hugs and Kissess. A bit lacking in imagination I’m afraid but there it is. May try something else and do another one. We’ll see.
And the final, joyful surprise? My son has got a new job. Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah!!!