Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Few Challenges

     This week's inchie was difficult.  Okay.  I know I say that every week, but I really, really mean it.  Seriously.  What would you do if you were given the challenge to represent the word "street sweeper"?  I am a country girl.  I don't have a lot of city street experiences.  Ah, yes, my good friend google.  Where would I be without you?  So I googled it.  Did you know a street sweeper is also a gun?!  Okay, a naive country girl.  I started to do one large bullet type hole in my inch.  Then I decided since I am not a supporter of anything related to guns, I better go the "clean the sidewalk" kind.  I resorted to just printing the picture - lots of times, again this week - and coloring them all sorts of ways.  The one below is my best, but still not what I would call good. 
Street Sweeper
        There are times when Erin at the Bright Owl gives us a dare that I cannot for the life of me come up with anything unique.  I always love the templates, and I mostly like what I do with them - I just want to be inspired.  The moment this template opened on the computer, my brain flashed "Easter eggs"!  So that had to be the first one I did.  Had to be. 
Easter Basket
   After chasing images of Cadbury eggs, jelly beans, and chocolate bunnies out of my mind, I went on to get more traditional.  This one is kind of simple, but I like it a lot. 
     I really loved this template and had a lot of fun with it as you can see.  Great job, Erin!  I hope all is slowing down a bit for you.
     My prayers and thoughts go out to Diva and her family.  She lost her grandmother this past week.  I am sure she feels the love and prayers of our zentangle community.
   May you have a wonderful and blessed week.  Thanks for your time in dropping by!


  1. I like both of them but realy love the second one!
    great shading in it ...the outer ring realy"bulb's"out.

  2. I think you did a great job on the street sweeper. This was a difficult challenge & you did a great job with it

  3. I do think the street sweeper is great!!!
    Your two zendala's are great too; your easter eggs are beautiful on their bed of grass and the last one has GREAT shading.

  4. Just love your easter basket! So many nice contrasting weave patterns. The second one is great too.

  5. This was a quite difficult inchie theme. You came up very well.


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