Diva Challenge 361: Earth Day Zentangle

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This week the Diva Challenged us to recycle something for our substrate. She used a pizza box and treated it like a tan colored tile and inspired me to use a cereal box for mine. She also recommended we use a “Sunshine” string. So here is mine.

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Surgery went well and I’m slowly but surely recovering. Hopefully I will be able to complete some more art projects in the coming days.

I hope you have a beautiful day.

Another Art Journaling Class

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I was asked to fill in for an altered book workshop this past Sunday and it was delightful!

One of the women selected a chapter book rather than a picture book and spent a lot of time removing pages and specific words from pages. I love how she made a space for color to peek through. Her book is in the top right of the mosaic.

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One of my students really loved this picture book and took it in some interesting directions. She started by cutting out the elephant and filling the negative space with print from a dictionary page. In the photo above you can see how she worked off of a phrase on the page about hearing and included some ear related images and words. Below is a photo earlier in the process.

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Another student was an avid art journaler and created two of the two horizontal photos in the mosaic at the top of the page and this one below. I particularly love how this one came out.

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This class was so energizing and fun. We talked about having a monthly art journaling workshop starting in the fall and I am looking forward to teaching that.

I hope you have a beautiful day.

 

3 Diva Challenges

I will be teaching an altered books workshop this Sunday at the Morris County Art Association studio.

Jeanette Clawson Art

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This is the most current Diva Challenge. The challenge was to use the tangle pattern called Siri that was created by Simone Menzel.

I have been working on the Zentangle challenges hosted by Laura Harms, aka The Diva, but I haven’t managed to blog about them. In February all of her challenges were to uses hearts as strings and on one of mine you can see that and the other one the string mostly disappeared. Can you see where the heart strings were on my Zendala? This is Zendala 7 of 100 and mandala 56 of 100.

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I hope you have a beautiful day.

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3 Diva Challenges

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This is the most current Diva Challenge. The challenge was to use the tangle pattern called Siri that was created by Simone Menzel.

I have been working on the Zentangle challenges hosted by Laura Harms, aka The Diva, but I haven’t managed to blog about them. In February all of her challenges were to uses hearts as strings and on one of mine you can see that and the other one the string mostly disappeared. Can you see where the heart strings were on my Zendala? This is Zendala 7 of 100 and mandala 56 of 100.

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I hope you have a beautiful day.

 

Flower of the Day: Dahlia Dalliance

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dahlia dalliance painting finished

Here is the completed piece. I created the dahlia stencil from a photograph provided by Cee from her photography blog. I took some pictures along the way so you can see the work in progress. It will be part of an exhibit that will run all of March at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township, NJ.

I will also be exhibiting my Mandala with Rhododendrons in this show.mandala 41

I hope you have a beautiful day.

Gratitude Blooms

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dahlia dalliance

I’m working on a painting/collage that I’m calling Dahlia Dalliance and you get some hints of the process on these pages. I am continuing to play with layers to see how they interact and how they sometimes misbehave. Sometimes I discover errant art techniques when I’m playing with the idea in my art journal and other times I learn it on the painting itself. The beauty of working with layers is that it won’t be done until I’m happy with it. I’m not there yet, but stay tuned in the next week. I have been really busy with a lot of medical stuff in preparation for my surgery for endometriosis. Surgery is scheduled for April 11 so my postings and class offerings are going to be very limited for the next few months. I’m looking forward to more Zentangling to help me through.

I hope you find beauty in your day today.