Thursday, February 11, 2016

Day 33: 365 Daily Project - The Pen (or Tired Tangling)

Tangles: Tipple, Flukes, Purk

Today is the first day I really felt the strain of trying to get my project into my day along with all the other stuff that had to happen.  It was rushed, it wasn't great and I am really feeling embarrassed by showing it in a blown up form, but also feel compelled to share the reality of "life" and trying to make this happen every day.  It was a super long day of teaching all day, driving home, returning the rental, driving home, getting dinner and FINALLY then coming home to do my project.  The suggestion for the day was to use a pen.  Doing a zentangle a day always includes a pen so that was sort of a given.  I decided to pull out my kit and use the icosehedron to do the tangle choosing for me.  and Tipple (#14), Purk (#19) and Flukes (#20) were the 3 tangles that came up and using a Bijou tile.  So off to bed and see you tomorrow.  

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Day 32: 365 Daily Project - Ephemeral

Tangles: Pop Cloud, Diva Dance

I am so excited with today's project.  I knew immediately upon reading the suggestion that I wanted to use water colors in the background.  But, oh no!  I forgot a brush, so I decided to try finger painting.  And you know what, I actually think I am a better with water colors finger painting than with a brush.  I will  definitely have to try some more finger painting with the water colors.

Choosing tangles that represented something ephemeral was the next step.  Pop Cloud immediately "popped" up as a choice when I saw it.  Then when I saw Diva Dance it reminded me of the ripples in water when a rain drop falls. Totally Ephemeral!  Right?  Totally digging this one today.  See you tomorrow back in Indy!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Day 31:365 Daily Project - A Path

Tangle: Namaste, Printemps (hair)

Writing today from the road.  I'm up in Northern Indiana, near Chicago to do some training for work.  Nice and quiet in the hotel room and a great place to tangle and wind down for the night.  The suggestion today was to create a path.  There are a couple things that came to mind when I think of a path.  First I thought of a labyrinth, and then I thought of the Eight Fold Path of Buddhism.  I really liked that idea.  I often read from The Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha and thought this was a nice way to represent the idea of a path.  I am not so thrilled with the Buddha representation I drew but I do like the choice of the tangle Namaste for the background - I think it works well on a Renaissance tile.  Thanks for stopping by and see you back here tomorrow.