Remember Me?

Hi! Last time I posted was a quick Diva Challenge from San Diego 2 MONTHS ago! I can’t believe it has been that long. If you follow me on Facebook, you know I’ve been to 2 Zentangle events since my last update: Tangle Island on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada and Zentangle Expo in Madison, WI, and also 2 countries and 6 states. What a great summer it has been!

Rather than writing a novel here and trying to “catch up,” I’ll just do a Diva Challenge and ease my way back slowly into the groove. This week La Diva challenged us to start with a circle string.

I’m pretty sure that’s not what she had in mind, but I had these 4 watercolor squares left from Tangle Island, so I taped them together and drew circles.
Hmm. Now what? Black pearls go with everything. Since my absolutely favorite pen
(Carbon Desk Fountain Pen) was sitting next to the squares, I used that.
I guess after seeing all of the beautiful Huggins all over facebook last weekend, it just seeped out.
Maria says, “When in doubt, aura.”
My “go-to” tangles: flux, opus, and tipple.
Seriously, when in doubt, aura.

After Alexa’s graduation party on Saturday, I am tired, so I just wanted to color!

I used 3 different pencils for each color. Purples: Prismacolor Black Grape (PC996), Violet (PC932), and Lavender (PC934). Blues: PC901, PC919, and Faber-Castel Prussian Blue (9201-246) Pinks: CraZart deep raspberry, CraZart cra-Z-pink, and Tombow Coral Pink (P2). Used white gel pen to cover up any places where I colored outisde the lines and to add more shine to the black pearls.
The start of the greens: Prismacolor Cool Gray 90% (PC1057), Faber Castell Deeep Coboalt Green (9201-158), Verithin Peacock Green (739), Prismacolor
After burnishing with Faber-Castell Leaf Green (9201-112)

At this point, I like it a lot, but I thought it could use a bit more. So, I aura’d the outside. (And forgot to take a picture.)

circle-string003 web

Finished by filling the empty space with mooka and black in the style of new CZT Kae Yoshino.

22 thoughts on “Remember Me?

  1. Welcome home Cris! Great to see you online again! Love seeing how your process worked on this tile and looking forward to seeing more often.


  2. Wow Cris – I would have stopped at various times along the way and you kept going. Each step you showed got greater and greater! Love the tile.

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  3. What an absolutely stunning ensemble piece! I like the way you met this challenge and your linework is amazing. But what really struck me was the amazing colored pencil work, I don’t think I have ever seen such beautiful shine worked into a piece! Guess I know what I need to aspire to now. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful artwork!


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