Monday, July 13, 2015

Diva Challenge #226: Simplicity AND Tangleation Vocation #15: Cadent by Zentangle

Note to self: when you go on a vacation for a month and can't do any blogging during it - say something about it.

On a cheerier note, I'm not dead! ^_^ 

Yeah, I was on vacation for a month. It was awesome. I went to California with one sketchbook and left with six ^_^ I guess having artsy grandparents will do that to you. Obviously, a lot of drawing was done...and I had my first class with a CZT! It was awesome...I finally met someone who was just as into Zentangle as me. And, of course, I was introduced to a bunch of new art supplies I really really really want now...funny how that works. ^_^ 

I'll slowly be posting some of the stuff I did while in CA (there's a lot of it!), scattered throughout all my other posts I suppose. And now to the point - Diva Challenge! I really enjoy the Simplicity challenges - my instinct is always "detail detail detail" so these are like a breath of fresh air. This one kinda reminds me of water lilies...really stylized water lilies. Without the water. ^_^

Tangles used: Indy-Rella, Fescu
And now for the second order of business - this week's Vocation, Cadent (in case you somehow aren't aware of the steps). Enjoy and be inspired! ^_^

Also - I'm setting up a YouTube channel! ^_^ My first video should (hopefully) be up later today - it might not be the greatest quality, and there won't be any audio, but ah well. After all, I'm just beginning ^_^

EDIT: It's been done! Check it out here. ^_^ Turns out there is some audio, which is mostly me talking while recording, only sped up so it sounds like there was a mouse on the desk. might want to mute it ^_^


  1. Welcome back!! I admit I was worried about you.(It might be a mother thing.) Don't they have wifi in California? You definitely embraced this week's challenge in a very artful way. Your tile makes me realize that perhaps I have a ways to go in learning how to K.I.S.S. Be careful. Art supplies can turn into a serious addiction and Zentangle is a sneaky gateway drug. I'm not safe in an art supply store with a credit card.

    1. Yes, there is wifi in California ^_^ However, I haven't figured out how to post from my phone, and I never figured the downloading system on my grandparents' spare computer. And I was lazy. ^_^ Luckily, I'm also often too frugal for my own good (at least, I've had a lot of people say that about me), so I don't think the supplies will be too much of a problem ^_^ Thanks so much for your constant support of my art and blog ^_^

  2. Embrace the simplicity! I love your shading on this.

  3. Good for you, that you were lazy!!! Like your simple tile.

  4. Lovely stylized water lilies :-)

  5. Wonderful simplicity! Very lovely tile!

  6. Stunningly simple and beautiful!

  7. Inspired reflection on simplicity.

  8. Like your Indy-rella flowers and the shading of the stems. Glad you had a good time on your vacation.

  9. Glad to see you are still in the land of the living. I was wondering where you had gone.

  10. Glad you're back! Nice job on the simplicity of the forms and detail you have done on your tile. I have yet to study this 'Indy-Rella'. Going to look it up!