Thursday, January 19, 2012

" Purple Haze " - Weekly Challenge #54

It's time to open your box of colored pencils or paints.... because this week's challenge involves.... a color!  

And as the Diva says:  "Traditionally, Zentangles are done in Black and White and Grey - sometimes with a splash of Sepia for good measure.  I know that, for myself, one of the reasons i love to Zentangle is because i don't have to think too much.  So the challenge is to use the colour purple in your piece.  You can use purple pens, a purple marker, a splash of purple paint, maybe you want to work on purple paper? So play with violet, mauve, amethyst, lavender, periwinkle, plum or just plain old purple.  Have fun! " 

I loved this challenge.  (I'm free to be me ..... just added some purple!!)

Zentangle - 3.5" sq. tile; Sakura Micron Black #01; graphite shading; Prismacolor pencils

Happy tangling...
...and thank you for stopping by. 

Tangle-a-Day Calendar 2012

I love, love, love this new "Tangle-a-Day" calendar created by Carole Ohl, CZT.  Everything about it just makes me happy:  the ink glides on like butter; no smudging and no shadow; each page has space for three daily tangles;  the overall size of the 'book' is perfect and comfortable to handle; the fine printed lines (strings) are a muted grayish color which allows the strokes made by the Micron pen to stand out nicely.  The calendar is a great 'journal' for tangling.  Wish I had ordered one last year!

 Tangles drawn with Sakura Micron Black #01

Tangles drawn with Sakura Micron Black #01
These are photos taken in pure unadulterated daylight with a Canon Power Shot SX20 IS, without a flash.  Everything has a lovely blue tint in the photo... but that's not how it looks in real life!

Sandra Straight (Life Imitates Doodles) has written a very nice review of the "Tangle-a-Day" calendar.

And if you'd like to have fun tangling in your very own calendar, you can find them here .

Happy tangling...
... and thank you for visiting.