No you are not going mad.....I am ....and you didn't sleep through Tuesday ....IT iS ONLY TUESDAY TODAY....well at least I'm early this week and with a bit of luck I might be able to get an early link No when JD lists TOMORROW lol
I have had quite a good week craft wise and my desk shows it ..there is a finished LO...two tags I think I have finished and a 12x12 I'm working on .... not sure what to call it as I feel I'm not going to add a photo ... this is a piece of art ....I think...lol and will show it properly when its finished.
I think I have worked out the difference between basic doodling and Zentangle... the latter is from a more ordered mind ...one has to be more focused and it helps if one is more artistic ....which I am not LOL ....my art teacher shuddered when I entered her class and C- was a brilliant mark for me ...except when I got B- for a collage. I was a failed artist ....aged 14 ... and I really did agree with her when I left her class to concentrate on my Physics.
How many of you had a similar experience I wonder and yet enjoy ...and produce good and even amazing work?
I will never manage the great Zentangles I have seen but I will continue to enjoy this art form ... with my less than perfect lines and shading ...I think it is safe to say that I am a nearly Zen Doodler .... it really does de-stresses you... your mind, although focused, can escape from the pressures of life ...I highly recomend it.
So ... after all that waffle ... here is my desk ...not a lot to nose around really but my this weeks creations are there.
Here are the two tags I was playing with and are lying on my cutter... the flower one is using my new stamp on a background of TH DI Broken China , Forest Moss and Chipped Sapphire on a silicone mat and then the tag was pressed on top. After stamping I gave it a quick squirt of Pearl Glimmer Mist...dropped it ... and then quite liked the effect lol
The 'Storms' one has Barn Door added from the mat after blending the other inks first and some doodling to suggest water and debris. (maybe I should have called it 'red sky in the morning')
And this is the LO I was working on last week ... ended up with the photos at an angle as it made me think of the Helter- Skelter ... the citrus green bling and the brads echo the lights ... and the frosted trees on the right side edge are there to remind me that it snowed this Christmas... just an insight into how my brain works on a simple LO.
I think I am happy with it now ... except for the LO photo, which has managed to be skew wiff.
Other than working on my Zen Doodle, I am planning a vintage LO of my Great Aunt ...the creative cogs are whirling into action at the moment as I found an applique lace piece in our local Haberdashery...in the sale ... not sure how I'm going to use it yet but I should have something to show next week.
Take Care xx
Dog Days, August 2017
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