I was actually in Tasmania for an English and Literacy Teachers conference. I attended that for 2 and and a half days in Hobart, then skipped the last day, drove north to Launceston for some drawing with Michele. After my time with Michele I headed west for a couple of days being a tourist.
I completed all my tangle challenges sitting by the fire in a cottage in Deloraine, which is small farming and creative town in Northern Tasmania.
Diva #324 - hearts
I did a couple of tiles. Here they are. The second one draws heavily on what I practiced with Michele.
Made by Joey #173 - twisted rope string
Some influence from MB being felt here too.
Drawing with Michele Beauchamp CZT
Michele and I started with a couple of warm up tiles and some chat. The chat is a vital part of the experience, for me anyway. By the middle of the second day though the chat stops as we both concentrate on our tiles. This too is a vital part - the sharing of the Zen of Zentangle.
Here are the warm up tiles. I particularly wanted to learn how Michele creates those wonderful, shining, 3D bands. No metallic pens in sight! And I also needed a refresher on gems. The secret there is a lot more layers of colour than I'd realised.
After the warm up tiles we moved on to our renaissance Opus tiles. I think I need to order some tan Opus - they really take colour, as well as white and shade.
Trowunna Wildlife Park
I visited this park once before and thought I'd drop in for half an hour or so, just to see some Devils. Ended up spending over 2 hours there and only left as I had other things to do before it got too dark.
The fur on the devils is about as soft and dense as that of a puppy. Feel very lucky to get up close to these animals.
The wombat in the photo is Wattle. At (only) 16kg and 18 months old, she is not full grown yet.
Have a great week. Find a CZT and spend a day or two with them. And thanks for dropping by my blog.