I'm not doing so much drawing at the moment but I'm trying to keep up with at least the Diva and Made by Joey challenges.
This week was a duo tangle of Paradox and Diva Dance. I've always struggled with Diva Dance. I've seen lots of examples of it done well but somehow I've never had success. However, this week the Diva linked us to a video of Rick and Maria using it. Now I get it.
I created two tiles. I'm very happy with both but the second is my favourite. It may even be one of my best tiles ever.
Here's the first.
The second uses Derwent watercolour pencils in two shades of blue. I'm proud of the progress I'm making with colour and getting dimension with colour.
Made by Joey
This week's letter was E and the feature tangle was El Prado. I added Dex and Tripoli. (Side note - I hate the name Dex as this is the name of a medication I was on during chemo. Dex was used to manage side effects of chemo but came with a whole host of nasty side effects itself. The tangle is one I use often though.) I added colour by spraying mist colours onto bubble wrap then pushing that onto the page.
I start teaching a Zentangle Apprentices class at my school next week. (I have read, re-read and double checked all the copyright information on Tanglepatterns.com and on Zentangle.com so that I'm confident that I'm working within the law here).
The Zentangle Apprentice kit is out of stock, so I don't have their lesson plans but I have ordered the apprentice tiles and pens.
The tangles I'm starting with are: Knightsbridge, Flukes, Crescent Moon and Tipple. I'll start with a Z string.
The following lesson I'll use Hollibaugh and Paradox.
What other tangles do you think I should introduce this term? Students will range in age from 10 to 15 years old. I'll have 5 one hour lessons. Possibly around 15 students.
New School update
All is well. I like the staff and my students seem interested in learning. I'm teaching a mix of English (or English literature as it may be known in other countries) and Humanities. The school culture and traditions are strong, even though the school is only about 10 years old. Overall, I'm very pleased to be here.
The weather has been over 35 degrees most days (or nearly 100 F) which has been horrible. The students have coped remarkably well though and without complaint.
Onions, onions, anyone for onions?
This summer we grew tree onions for the first time. These onions grow bulb-lets from the end of their green stalks, which you can eat but which also sprout more bulb-lets. We've been harvesting just enough to eat but they looked like they needed to harvested in one go, so that's what I did. Here's me sorting and cleaning them ready for storing in the garage.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.