Not well - againI spent today at home drawing. My normal Tuesday involves being at school teaching but I've been unwell again. Same problem as a few weeks ago - asthma - but bad enough to require antibiotics to clear up the chest infection which has now arrived. Blah!
I hate, hate, hate being sick. My mind often goes to the worst case - has the cancer returned as a secondary? I'm 9 years and counting post diagnosis of breast cancer. The fear of recurrence hasn't left me yet.
I'd be interested to hear if the fear does go away.
Diva challenge #261It was a relief for this week's Diva challenge to be so absorbing and time consuming. How great is it to be unwell and to have this marvellous activity to keep you going? One day I hope to train as a CZT and then take this art form to sick kids in hospital. I may have blogged about that before but if I say it aloud often enough it may come true.
My first stack includes Official Zentangle Tangles, Tangles from Tanglepatterns.com, a lovely Tangle called Mel Mel from Adele Bruno and at least one from my new eBook from Sandy Bartholemew. I used all sorts of different pens as well as my Zen stone. My Zen Stone doesn't get used much because I'm hopeless at using Renaissance and Black tiles which are what Zen Stones are intended for.
My second tile draws inspiration from Jennifer Sparrow's piece. Jennifer is first on the list for this week's challenge. From Jennifer I got the idea to use bright colours and that I don't need to place all the tiles evenly on top of each other.
The Tangles are all commonly used ones. This is, however, the first time in a long, long time that I've used Paradox and the first time that I've used it as a border. I used squares as the base rather than triangles, alternating clockwise and anticlockwise.
The whole tile is meant to represent a colour swatch, being held together with a brass ring.
Zentangle Mosaic App and my continuing exploration of MookaA couple of weeks ago I decided to get confident drawing Mooka. I showed a few of my Tiles in my blog. Thanks for the positive feedback.
I continued to explore Mooka over the weekend but this time I took inspiration from the many Mooka examples on the Zentangle Mosaic app. It was interesting to view the many styles of Mooka that artists have developed.
I can see a difference in my drawing. The bulbous bits at the end form more naturally now and without me having to think so hard to shape them. Maybe my natural Mooka has arrived?
Here are some tiles from the weekend. You can see I've also been trying out Zen Gems (again). One day I will master them.
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