Pages

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Zendala Dare #25

I'm getting down to the last minute nitty gritty here for packing up my art toys before we hit the road this week, so I'm happily getting in the final challenges and dares while I still can. Snuggled up on the couch, watching the Half Blood Prince, I worked out this response to Erin's weekly Zendala Dare #25 at the Bright Owl:

 
I adapted Helen William's beautiful scroll work after watching her video tutorial here at a Little Lime (a favorite zentangle blog to follow!) So much fun to play with. Helen's work is so inspiring and beautiful-I was thrilled to see her video and variations, and to try my hand at this wonderful, swirly pattern. I wanted to keep the rest of it simple: a basic ribbon border, the pie shape slivers demanded some angular lines, then a splash of purple--and I actually managed to leave a section open (aside from a wee bit of shading)--that's huge for me!

Hopefully I'll be able to squeeze in the Diva's challenge tomorrow before I pick up my hubby at the airport Tuesday morning. I expect the rest of the week to be a whirlwind of tying up loose ends, final packing, and then that long road trip north...Then the unpacking and settling in begins--hopefully it won't take too long to get back in the swing of things so I can keep on with the weekly challenges once more!

So thanks for stopping by--hope to see you all again very soon!

17 comments:

  1. I agree with you Helens work is just great. And I have to admit you did a great job by using her scrolly and swirly pattern. The touch of the color gives your zendala a great look. Beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Cool touch of color! I like this zendala, it's busy and still it has some kind of "zen" to it :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very beautiful Dawn. By what you wrote I think it's really very far from the place you live now. I hope this new home will bring you all that you hope for.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Anne--it's a600 mile jump from PA to Massachusetts...we always do big moves (and really over it--this needs to be our last!!)

      Delete
  4. Nice work! So easy to look at!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is amazing!! I'm going to go learn Helen's scroll work right now.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Dawn -

    Make sure you pack your art "toys" in a very visible carton and tell the movers to guard with their life and to unload first. Should be no problem and less stressful to have them available in your new home.

    You have a great following and cannot disappoint your supporters. 8-)

    Jim

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh no--all art toys come with me! Not taking any chances that they might get lost or left behind! Kid, dogs, birds, art stuffs all ride together! =0)

      Delete
  7. Dawn, it's beautiful! Wonderful idea - I love it! Good luck with your move! We have done some big ones, too, but have been here 10 years now and can't see us going anywhere :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Helen! I would LOVE to stay in one place for ten years! This is our shortest stay to date...longest was five years. I'm planning to stay put as long as we can this time! =0)

      Delete
  8. reminds me of a kaliedescope..very pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your tile is great! Outgoing and ingoing and still balanced. I hope you will be too after moving.Good luck. And I agree with you: Helen's work is heavenly.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Lovin' the purple, and the patterns were perfect for this. I got confused with the three different triangle sizes too. But you sure made it work!

    ReplyDelete
  11. The purple sets it off nicely! Beautiful Zendala!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Like it a lot. Never thought of using scrolled feathers. Nice choice.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Really super zendala. Good luck with the move - really 600 miles?? We would fall off the UK if we moved that far from north to south. Hahaha

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love the swirls and patterning effect and the shading adds just the right touch! Beautiful :)

    ReplyDelete