Monday, February 29, 2016

Day 60 - Zentangle

Red x-shaped zentangle 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Day 59 - Photography

Today I took photos of Mom's church in order to print up memorial thank you notes.  It was a nice day out, but the grass needed some serious help to look this green.  I use the free image editor GIMP to tweak photos that need a little assistance/repair.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Day 58 - Zentangle

Another square of tangles, darker than most

Friday, February 26, 2016

Day 57 - Cooking

Tonight I baked a half dozen crisps for tomorrow's bake sale at church.  There are 2 strawberry rhubarb, 1 blackberry raspberry, and 3 cherry rhubarb  (one of which acted as "quality control").

Although I am by no means a baker, I do enjoy making this treat.  It's a basic peach crisp recipe that I have adjusted for most any fruit I choose.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Day 56 - Zentangle

A mix of natural and geometric tangles

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Day 55 - Coloring

Two more colors added to the interconnecting pattern of "Celtic Designs."

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Day 54 - Zentangle

Edge to edge 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" zentangle done in blue Sharpie Pen with blue colored pencil shading.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Day 53 - Music

This evening I made music with my 5 year old nephew.  We made up tunes that we played on our invisible pianos and snare drums.  It was a fun little performance.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Day 52 - Zentangle

Edge to edge tangle on a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" bristol card

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Day 51 - Coloring

Just starting out my first page in Celtic Designs Artist's Coloring Book.  I'm beginning with gold, but I haven't decided whether to follow with red/burgundy or greens.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Day 50 - Coloring

I'm continuing with the mandala I started on Day 40 from "The Craft of Coloring."  It is so close to finished, but not quite done.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Day 49 - Zentangle

Another colored tangle set. These are just so much fun.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Day 48 - Zentangle

I drew these 2 mini tangles (2.5"x3.5") in colored Sharpie pens and shaded with colored pencils.  I like filling the entire space.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Day 47 - Regular Coloring vs. Electronic Coloring

This is an oriental design from the Colorfy app.  I printed it out on paper so that I could color it in with colored pencil.

Then I recreated the same color scheme in the actual Colorfy app.

How do you think they compare?

Monday, February 15, 2016

Day 46 - Zentangle

This one could even work as a picture frame. Maybe I should try this on a photo matte sometime.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Day 45 - Coloring

Happy Valentine's Day with a flowery heart from "Tangled Treasures."

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Day 44 - Zentangle

The simplicity of (almost) one pattern can still be interesting.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Day 43 - Coloring

Started on a flowery heart design in honor of the upcoming Valentines holiday. With any luck I'll have it finished by Sunday.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Day 42 - Zentangle

Dad requested a header design for his YouTube channel, and I managed to knock this out in about 3 hours. It has a variety of patterns so it works no matter how it gets cropped by the program.

On paper it's a full 11 inches wide, so you really need to click on the image to enlarge and see the detail.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Day 41 - Zentangle

Just a little letter tangle to give to one of my coworkers. She was showing interest in what I have been doing, so I thought she might like one of her own.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Day 39 - Electronic Coloring

It was a long day, but I managed to fit in a little coloring on my Colorfy app.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Day 38 - Coloring

A simple mandala design, on which I got to practice my shading, from "The Craft of Coloring."

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Day 37 - Coloring

Art Nouveau postcard in colored pencil and watercolor.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Day 36 - Zentangle

A couple more mini tangles

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Day 35 - Zentangle

Just a pair of colored tangles done on artist trading cards.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Day 34 - Zentangle

The idea with this was to practice tangleations, basic designs which have been altered in some way.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Day 33 - Coloring

Back to Tangled Treasures to start another design

Monday, February 1, 2016

Day 32 - Zentangle

These two tangles were for me to practice the Mooka pattern (the swirly doodads).  Not certain if I really like it, but it's something new.