Pages

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Back to School!

    What an awesome first week back with children I have had!  I love, love, love this group!  Of course, because of looping, I have had most of them, but there were enough new faces to make it interesting.  They are all such great kids.  The "flow" of this week has been great.  Things have just seemed to come together.  I know there will be days, hopefully not weeks, that I won't feel as super-charged as I do right now, but I am really enjoying the moment!
    Unfortunately, my "free" time is getting limited.  The wonderful days of sitting and tangling til noon or so has evaporated.  I worked really hard to get the challenge and dare complete.  The challenge from Diva (see side bar) was hard.  I love the tangle "copada", but I had trouble coming up with a string.  So I decided to do a zendala.  I used the compass to give me a circle base, but the rest is free hand, as you can probably see.  I think I like the finished piece, except for maybe the circle in the center.  That went a bit astray.
Challenge #85 UMT:Copada
    Erin, over at The Bright Owl (again check out side bar), made it easy on me this week!  The template was cool - I loved it at first sight.  The directions were even better - use one tangle only, variations were accepted, but only one tangle.  I did have a bit of trouble deciding which tangle.  But once that decision had been made it was peaceful and relaxing to just tangle without thinking about what to do next.  I only completed one template and with school work to do that may be all I get to, but I printed all three sizes and who knows?  I might need that "zen-place" this week.
Dare #22 - Crescent Moon
     Last week-end before things got all schooly-fied, I purchased Sandy Bartholomew's e-book Inspiration Sketchbook.  If you haven't gotten it, you should check it out.  It isn't very big and only cost $8.50.  The drawings and tangles inside are purely Sandy!  I love her work and this is no exception.  You can find it at Bumblebat.com.  I started playing around with some of the tangles included and decided a Celtic circle would be nice.  Again I used the compass to get the circles, but beyond that it was freehand again!  Except for the tangles, Betweed and Pea-Nuckle, the rest come from her book.  Lots of fun ideas here!
Celtic Circle
     This pretty much sums up my week - at least artistically.  I could tell you about reading programs, recess, math ideas and making microwave s'mores with 20 eight year olds on a Friday afternoon, but I won't.  I love when you leave comments and I really appreciate your stopping by.  I am trying to comment as I view all the wonderful artwork, but nowadays I can't seem to do as much of that as I wish.  Bear with me, I will get more of a routine going (I hope!).  Take care and I hope your week was as great as mine!!
                                                     Happy Tangling!!

13 comments:

  1. All three are great. But I have to admit the last one is a beauty one of its kind. I love celtic knots, so... but also the other tangles in this design are just great. Especially the greece looking pillars.

    ReplyDelete
  2. All three of your Zendalas are super. I love the way you used Crescent Moon.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love your use of crescent moon in the Zendala Dare - it's so neat!

    ReplyDelete
  4. all beautiful. no.2 is my favourite such a perfect choice for this zendala

    ReplyDelete
  5. Just great!! I love all of them!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful Zendalas - love love crescent moon!

    ReplyDelete
  7. They are all three beautiful as well as different. Like them.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow-great job on all three!! I love your crescent moon monodala--it's mesmerizing! And your celtic circle is gorgeous! Amazing line work on all three!

    ReplyDelete
  9. So nice to read about your week. I love your bright owl mono-zendala. I realy had trouble with only one pattern.
    I wish you a great work week.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm amazed by your celtic circle! Great work!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Terrific work. Copada works well in a ring doesn't it?

    ReplyDelete
  12. All three of these are wonderful! I love the Celtic Circle one!

    ReplyDelete
  13. 3 lovely zendalas! I love the celtic knot in the third....they just draw me in. Also crescent moon in the challenge for mono is wonderful! It moves around the template so beautifully!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving me some sunshine! Your comments make my day!