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Zen Tangle Challenge-The Space Between

I have been obsessively tangling lately–no time even to post, must tangle 🙂

But in search of inspiration….draw too much water and the well does begin to run dry…I hopped over to the Diva’s zen tangle challenge blog (see the roll on the right) and saw this week the challenge was to work with the white space, the space between all those little lines…I needed to work on breathing space indeed and this one just created itself for me:

TFL

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Stressful times call for….

Times are tough right now so I’m finding myself turning to the zen tangle for respite.

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Grid–1 day late

I did finally finish my 3rd grid for the GPP Street Monthly Art Crusade, ok, it’s July, but I wanted to share it anyway.  This one was again an asymmetrical grid that I filled in as a Zen doodle.

It’s a little too busy I think, but I’m ok with it overall.  I liked adding the few bits of color.  I also did a few segments playing with a new doodle style–I’m not sure how well they fit with the others.  I’ll be posting some more of that shortly.  Even though this “crusade” is over, I’m tempted to keep this little journal a grid journal.  I have never stuck to any kind of theme throughout a book, so this might be a challenge, but I’m liking the idea so far! Thanks to Michelle Ward of GPP Street Team for the inspiration.

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Mail Art

My last entry was about creating art from mail….a few people called it mail art, I hadn’t thought of it that way.  Meanwhile, this year everyone wanted gift cards.  I find it takes some of the fun out of buying gifts for people, but I also want to not disappoint, so gift cards it was.  To make it more fun for me I decided to make some real mail art.  I’ve never done this before and am keeping my fingers crossed that everything actually arrives!

This is one, the front.  After I scanned it, I used gesso to “white” out areas for the address and return address.  I had a moment of rethinking loosing some of my design by the gesso, but had intended to from the beginning and so just pushed ahead and it really had a nice effect. Here is the back:

Here are 2 others:

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TGIF-White

This week at TGIF the theme is “white”.  I created this ATC using white gel pen on a pink background.  I like the soft feel of this Zen tangle.

whiteatcThanks for looking!

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Zen Tangle Challenge

Saturday’s Workout challenge is a zen tangle/doodle.  Not sleeping, so what’s better than a doodle! This is an ATC:

 

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There are actually 2 here…the bottom one did not feel terribly successful.  You can see the blue of the graph grid I drew it on.  Then I did a second, smaller doodle on black paper with white gel pen.  I was checking size when I noticed I liked the two together.  Love those doodles! Thanks for looking.

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