Wednesday, June 09, 2010

WOYWW …..A New Year Begins

My area is a muddle and I should I say that my mind is too…not sure what I want to do next …creatively speaking.

I feel I should create some LO’s … or maybe play with tags or the like …but after my brush with being arty, I quite fancy a canvas …or maybe that journal thingy I have wanted to do for ages … as a record of the different Zentangle patterns I use within a piece….basically … I am in a quandary

Anyway …here is my WOYWW table …..

I have put some components out including a bowl of beads … I actually came across a whole forgotten box of them going back 9 years ago to when I dabbled with jewellery. I have a glimmer of an idea so I left a few out to prompt me while I muse over it all. I do hope I am not still musing this time next week lol.

The eagle eyed of you may have spotted a Take Away menu amongst the bits I still have not put away since the challenge of last week …maybe… in my subconscious …I feel that IF I get stuck in, I might not fancy frequenting the kitchen except to make myself coffee …I have no other excuse for it being there …really I haven’t … lol.

I have recently created three Zentangles …the last is in silver, which I love … but it is hard to get a good shot.

This is my favourite detail and I may recreate it in black and white …sort of Art Deco.


What great fun it was last week …can’t believe I got round everyone of the WOYWW crowd in three days...I love reading the post and adding a comment…how many of us were there??? ... (I think there were 2 that would not let me post)…what wonderful creations and busy desks…much food for thought and inspiration. Maybe we could do another challenge before the 2nd Birthday ... for Xmas maybe??

Thank you again Paula for my prize …looking forward to hearing the plop onto the mat.

Take Care xx

52 comments:

Darcy said...

Love those zentangles Angie, why don't you create a zentangle canvas...2 birds one stone etc.

In fact now you have mentioned xmas, I challenge you to create a zentangle canvas with christmas/winter themed sections/patterns. just think, it will be one present done ready.

Just make sure you give it to somebody who doesn't read your blog, that way we don't have to wait till xmas to see it lol

Ann said...

I love your zentangles Angie, especially the art deco detail in silver - very creative. I think a zentangle canvas is a great idea - with beads perhaps?
Or am I reading your mind and you're musing about that already?

LadyBug said...

Great looking desk this morning Angie. it's just calling for you to come and sit down at it. I'm loving the Zentangles. the circle one is my fav I love the suqare details on the black circles :) Happy New Year :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, zentangles are so hard for me. My fingers cramp when I just think about them. You have some really gorgeous ones. That silver one is totally over the top.

When I first saw your beads, I thought they were beans or some local snack. Glad to see I was wrong. Hope I'll be able to see what you make with them. I'm clueless when it comes to beads and bead projects.

Jamie said...

Gorgeous projects thanks for sharing x

Vicki said...

i've seen the silver one in real and it's stunning... i might have to give that a go although i don't think it'll be a patch on yours!!!! xxx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Your Zentagles are truly amazing!! The Silver one is gorgeous.

xx

Jocelyn said...

Oh these are just stunning Angie....I have a sketch pad ready to go and I must try this out!!! The silver one looks awesome!!!!!

Love your work space....mine has so much junk sitting on it, I cannot even see the table!!!!

Wishing you a great week and thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful comments that you always leave for me!!!!

Linby said...

Well done on winning Paula's book Angie. Love the silver zentangle - but they are all fab. What about doing a CRM one?
Linbyx

Helen said...

You'll love your prize when it arrives. Your zentangles are amazing.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Angie, your Zentangles are wonderful and I do love the art deco bit. It can be difficult sometimes deciding what to do, but Darcy's idea is a good one. I shouldn't be giving advice as I've been dithering over making my first art quilt and keep veering between trying to decide on a theme or just go for colour :-/ but sometimes it's best to just jump in ;-)I know whatever you do it will be wonderful! I think a silver Zentangle would look good on a dark blue background :-)
Anne xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow Angie, your zentangling is amazing and I'm with you - the sliver is fab... Go with your flow gal...youcould end up being one of those types that has several things on the go that just go at a pick up and put down rate...that's artisty that is.

Toucan Scraps said...

the silver one is so pretty!
have fun with that canvas, and great find on those beads

Hels Sheridan said...

Your Zentangles are amazing, you should get them made into stamps hun :O)) As for the takeaway menu, best to keep it close by in case of emergencies... cooking? What is cooking??? ROFL x

Mummylade said...

looking forward to see the bead work =)

Carmen said...

Angie I definitely agree with Darcy - a zentangle canvas is calling your name - listen to your Mojo woman! :D :D I adore that silver one and that little area with the flower is amazing!

Spyder said...

How you're not too out of breath this week!! By hubby says the same thing! I put full stops in and a few comas...but I write as I am, always thinking I have no time! Love your Zentangles, you see, this is what is so great about blogging, I'd never seen them til I'd seen yours, just love them!
(Lyn)

Morning's Minion said...

I am always amazed by the artful things you create--the terminology of your craft escapes me, but the bits and pieces are fascinating. [In my house I'm sure the cats would carry off such sparkly bits!]
It is frustrating that so many of the things we like to do [crafting, gardening,sewing, the computer] are NOT good for ailing backs! My "things I want to do" list is so much longer than the "Things I have finished" list!

Chrissie said...

Fabulous zentangles!
Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do next.

Cheryl said...

oh love these zentangles,love it you are so creative,love the art deco one,s hugs cheryl xx

Bee said...

loving your zentangles and agree the silver one is quite simply divine. Thank you for the idea about the matches - that actually could work and would look quite effective - I shall be having a go.

xx

Wipso said...

Love your doodles Angie :-)
A x

Joanne said...

Well, I spotted glossy accents, distress ink and Paper Artsy, all of which I love to bits - but - those incredible pieces of art (zentangle) to me, are out of this world. Simply wonderful.
Luv Joanne xx

Linda Elbourne said...

I can't wait until you get stuck into a canvas ... I just know it will be fabulous ... that silver Zentangle really is a stunner ... I am a sucker for Art Deco and it is right up my alley ... metaphorically speaking!

Dawn said...

I love the idea of another challenge for Christmas. Now the doodling is wonderful or Zentangle (what's one of those?) anyway I think they are great and flow wonderfully keep them up. I think you should go with the instict of the arty stuff and why not continue with the LOs (I love them BTW all that history!)

Love Dawn xx

Twiglet said...

Doodles Wipso??? Ha! Zentangles is a much better word for those little works of art! I really like the silver one.

Bettythebaglady said...

Angie you are the zentangler par excellence. Did you see the pic I put on my blog a couple of weeks ago when we went to Affleck's Palace i Manchester. I thought of you and the zentangles when I saw the entrance sign. Reckon that place would be just up your street. I find it hard to focus too and spend too much time blogging and not enough doing. Hugs BettyXXX

TinaB said...

love the back and white xx

Linby said...

Hi Angie-walls are yellow and I am having a pale blue blind with white polka dots. Only thing is I haven't got fab storage so it probably won't look much different! At least it will be a cheery room to work in.
Linbyx

Foil Play said...

Interesting desk and fantastic zentangles, Angie

Kay said...

Your zentangles are just stunning. The silver one is so beautiful x

Cath said...

Love the look of Zentangles just have not got a clue were to start with them!!!

Cathx

joey said...

Wow Angie they are fabulous creations!. Joey.x

Caroline said...

Your zentangles look fantastic! Really fab canvases...x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

My most humble apologies for leaving you out when I counted those who left comments to everyone. Looks like you and I hit all the same places. To make up for missing you in the count, I am making you my blog of the day tomorrow. After all, you are a real joy to read. You take the most amazing photos, even if you do prefer "point and shoot." So, tomorrow (well, today in your world: June 10) is your day. Thanks for such interesting photos of your world.

Paula Gale said...

Hi Angie - I am slowly but surely getting round desks...

I love your zentangling and the silver one with the rose in the middle is so stunning - it would be a shame not to do anything with them... I wouldn't be able to produce anything like that...

I know what you mean about being in a quandry... there is so much inspiration out there and you want to try this and that and the other... sometimes it requires new products... some we can use what we have... I like Darcy's suggestion of making a zentangle canvas... it would look great to display your hard work...

Hopefully you will have is sussed before wednesday... - why don't you make a list of the pros and cons of all the things you fancy doing...

You will defo be hearing the plop of the card... i'm going to go onto Royal mail and print off a tariff and pay online - that way i might get it sent off in light of me not being able to get to the post office.

Big hugs

Paula x x x

craftytrog said...

Lovely doodling Angie! xx

judie said...

What a lovely "mess" lol, so creative, love those journals they are so gorjuss, menu what menu ??? You go enjoy yourself hun, your doing a grand job xx

Artyjen said...

I find I muse far too much LOL
xoxo Sioux

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, those zentangles are fantastic. I love the silver one, it looks like lace and the rose is terrific. I think a zentangle canvas is a great idea too. When I first saw the bowl I though it was some sweets, disappointed to find they were beads, lol.

Diana said...

Wow those are gorgeous. I've never heard of a zentangle before.
Sorry I'm so late! The time has just flown... .
Thanks for coming by my little blog too.

Lavinia said...

Zentangles, I love them & I am transfixed by them! I think your art & work is jaw dropping! The silver Zentangle is just amazing!
Lavinia
x

Nicks said...

Oh I love to see a creative muddle. So creative !

Paper and Ribbons said...

The zentagle notepads look great, I especially love the silver one!

Candace said...

Bit like me, I want to do this, I want to do that but in my case I end up doing neither!

Love the work as usual, you are one talented lady

Hugs Can

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Angie, thought you may be interested in this
Anne xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Hi Angie-A little late getting around but hey, I am here and lovin' your zentangles! Those are just gorgeous...so much patience! Can't wait to see what you make with that canvas as well...I just made a project with a canvas...and my camera battery was dead and I had to give it away. Still hoping to get a pic to post soom!

butlersabroad said...

Hiya Angie - So hard sometimes trying to decide what to do. I'd have a lie down followed by a nice cup of coffee first, maybe a stroll if the weathers good! Love the new zentangles, the last picture is definitely a bit Mackintosh like isn't it? Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Brenda

Gez said...

FANTASTIC zentangles Angie. What a great idea to keep a record of the different ones.
Sorry I am so, so late calling. Life just get chaotic at times!
Hope you have a lovely weekend. Keep up the good work. Gez.xx

Arkansas Patti said...

Zentangles are new to me and look like a fun, freeform way to create.Really lovely results.
Thanks for stopping by my currently dormant blog.
I am still visiting others and will stop in now and then. So till I get back on the keyboard, I'll be seeing ya on your blog.

Devon said...

Wow amazing I love those Zetangles they are FABULOUS I wosh I could do them :)

Antonia said...

Hi, I have been pointed in your direction by a mutual cyber crafting buddy, I love your zentangle work, I have done some but not posted any of mine before, you have given me some confidence thank you :)