Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Artful Wednesday and My Crazy Dog

Well, Laura from the Diva's Challenge is off vacationing, visiting family and so we had no tangle challenge (yet...??) this week and I've kinda been wondering what to do with myself...Not like there isn't plenty here to keep me busy, but it's nice to have a challenge floating about in the head as a distraction to the reality that we've still not moved yet. Praying and breathing...breathing and praying...
But, Ms Erin over at the Bright Owl offered up this geometric goodie for the weekly Zendala challenge. I wasn't quite sure to do with all those....squares...It was so boxy! But this is what I came up with:
Cross Roads and Intersection
That challenge done and time on my hands, I had another string I'd drawn from the concentric circles challenge that I never finished, so I tangled that up yesterday morning. It's always a good day when you can begin with a tangle:

Gneiss, Crescent Moon, Holz, Striping

Then! Then, then, then...My Tombow pens finally arrived and I couldn't wait to try them out. It's a whole lot different controlling a watercolor pen rather than using a paint brush and I suppose I have a good ways to go on learning how to use these new toys:

The Tombows also apparently work better on certain types of paper. This is my idea planner/journal that's a mixed media tablet and the ink just wouldn't blend for me so I had to finish with watercolor pencils....I so wanted this to come out better than it did...Live and learn and buy better tablets in the future (along with better watercolor pencils...oh the sweet joy!!)

And now for a few giggles--this is my retarded dog, Tucker. He's a year old Boxer mix who's tried to eat, well, anything and everything he could get his teeth on. I love this dog like mad in spite of him trying to eat our house--he makes me laugh every day, crushes me with 90lb snuggles, he's always available for hugs and kisses, and he's just nuts!

Along with trying to eat the house (literally--he's chewed chunks of siding off the back porch), he's demolished our back yard. He ate our garden fence. I've seen him romping through the yard with railroad ties dangling from his mouth like they were little sticks he was munching on, and here he is eating a garden stepping stone:
The previous owners left a good dozen or so of these decorative stepping stones (there's another in the upper left corner Tucker's played with) They're not light weight resin--these are HEAVY!! I don't know exactly what they're made of, but Tuck drags them around like nothing...

Toss and chase

Got it!!

He's actually gnawed tooth marks into these things...It's a wonder he's not broken any teeth! But...that's my Tucker boy! Love him to bits!!!
So that's what I have for the week. Halfway through a tangle I started yesterday and got stumped on, so hopefully work more on that today. I have some Game of Thrones ideas floating in my head I'd like to get on paper...very, very super cool!!! But, I hope you all are having a great week, thanks for stopping by and we'll see you next week!


  1. Well done your zendala!!!!
    Someone called my zendala a optic illusion so is yours to!

  2. You zendala makes me think of a flag ...

    Lovely creative projects.

    Cool doggy pictures :)

  3. Love your tangles! The Zendala is great, love the way it all your tangles interact with each other. And... I soooo appreciate my kitty :)

  4. I love your tiles. I thought of a flag too. Love the pooch - he's adorable. I have a lab mix (we think with horse, lol), he weighs in at 105 lbs. I know about strong dogs! Good luck with your move also.