When I saw that this week’s Diva challenge was a duotangle of Marasu and Molygon, I knew I had to do it, even though I knew I shouldn’t let myself get distracted by tangling when I have so many other things to do. Like getting classes ready for my two classes at Artiscape.
This is a great mixed-media weekend of creativity.
Since I really wanted to participate in the challenge, I took 15 minutes to do a Bijou tile.
I grabbed my half-dead, scratchy black pen, so used that to add the illusion of depth.
But, that was so much fun that I couldn’t help myself, I decided to do one on a regular tile.
I wanted to leave some “white” space, but I couldn’t just let it float there, so I tried to add some shadows to ground it, so now it is grounded in mid-air. I think I will add that to the half-done pile and add some more tangles when it is not in “duo-tangle” mode.
But, then I really felt like I needed to do one on white. And on this one, I wanted to do it like a traditional tile, with a border and string. I thought I was going to hate it, but it ended up being my favorite one.
Finally, here are a few I did yesterday while watching, I mean listening to, the Academy Awards. I just got home and couldn’t find my regular tools, so I did it with what I could find: a white gel pen, a white charcoal pencil, and a graphite pencil.
And the last one. Also done yesterday when I couldn’t find my tangling tools.
I was amazed by how pink that walnut brown pencil turned when I put white charcoal on it.
So, hope you enjoyed my distractions. Tomorrow is a very good day for not getting distracted! Tomorrow always is.