Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Artful Wednesday from New Bedford!

Well, I certainly didn't expect to be posting anything this soon after our move, but I had a great day yesterday and managed to get quite a bit done art-wise! I'm still behind schedule with the weekly challenges, but definitely on my way to catching up and that feels pretty good. First is my Zendala from the Bright Owl's Dare #26. It was to have a fall or Halloween theme to it and that really threw me off for some reason--I LOVE fall and Halloween but for the life of me, I really struggled with getting this one finished:
I confess the 'Nzeppel in the middle was a cop out just to get this finished...had no idea what to do with all those little spaces!! Then I knocked my water bottle over on it-lid shut but it still dripped a wee bit and blurred a spot...grrrr!! So, glad this one is finally done!
Then the Diva's Weekly Challenge #90 was to use String 001 from TanglePatterns. Fortunately, I had already started this triptych before we left PA, playing with the scrolled feather patterns from Helen Williams at a little lime when I realized I had String 001 already drawn in for the center tile--talk about perfect timing....
The dragonfly was inspired by my sister-in-law, Cindy...think this could use a little color...
And the piece that got me really moving this week was sitting myself down and doing my Idea Journal page. These have been so simple but bright, cheery, and fun to do and look at, it really helped get the creative juices flowing again:
A little autumn tree and squirrely contemplating those tempting acorns....done with my lovely set of Inktense watercolor pencils--sweet joy!!
A few more quick pics....
These little beauties are the Halloween ATC's I received from our Zentangle group swap--love them!

This is my view overlooking our patio, the leaves just starting to change but they don't stay up for long after they turn here.

Tucker's new couch and he loves his new view out the front window!

We were given this gorgeous Tiffany lampshade by Bill's sister, Cindy--looks perfect in the kitchen nook!
So, there you have it...Hoping to get this week's challenges done before the weekend...if I can keep on this roll, I just might get myself all caught up! I'm also starting to plan some slate paintings to try and sell here--some lighthouse, aquatic themed pieces...obvious touristy sorts of stuff--when in Rome, right?? Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of the week!

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