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The 100 Day Project, Part III

The 100 Day Project, Part III

Hi, everyone. I’m one week post-surgery and doing well. I said I wouldn’t worry about writing any articles during July, but there’s no harm in showing you what I’ve been doing on my art challenge, The 100 Day Project, since the last time I checked in.

The 2018 100 Day Project runs from April 3 through tomorrow. The idea is to make a piece of art every day for 100 days (a tiny artwork is fine). The challenge just happens to overlap with two other challenges I like to do, the Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day challenge and World Watercolor Month.

My theme for ICAD (Index-Card-a-Month) is animals.

By the way, I’ve missed a lot of days, but I expected I would. When you have surgery, all bets are off.


Lightning bug.








Flamingo with zentangle.


There may have been a superhero prompt. This is Underdog.







Now we cross over to watercolor. I am painting on watercolor postcards because index cards are too unpredictable when they get wet. (See mantis above.)




Ladybug on daisy.


This one was inspired by a Williams-Sonoma pillow.

Are you participating in any art challenges right now? Feel free to add a link in the comments.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Animal


For Cee’s B&W Challenge:

Our dear departed doxie, Rudi:


One of Greg’s African cichlids:

African cichlid

TPC New: Baby Grapefruit


For the Tuesday Photo Challenge, what’s on one of our new citrus trees, planted last year:



Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day/ #ALP: Red Bird of Paradise

Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day/ #ALP: Red Bird of Paradise

Check out Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge and #ALP daily prompt.





The 100 Day Project Part II

The 100 Day Project Part II

I’m participating in a few art challenges right now. I joined  The 100 Day Project with the Facebook group, Zentangle All Around. From April 3 to May 31, I spent 15 minutes a day tangling for The Project. Since I don’t always complete a design in 15 minutes, some of mine are spread over multiple days. We post on Instagram. Check out these hashtags: #the100dayproject and #zentangleallaround. Some of my 100 Day Project pieces were done for weekly zentangle challenges as well. My first group of tangles for the 100 Day Project are here.

The last tile in the above-mentioned post was in-progress. Here’s how it looked the next day:


And here is the completed string, featuring the patterns (top to bottom) Static, Framz, Facets, Storybrooke, and Pooma.


For the It’s a String Thing challenge #241, featuring patterns Mumsy and Caracole. (By the way, you can click on any smaller image to enlarge it.)

For the Diva Challenge #362, featuring patterns Somnee, Meshmerize, and Atorm:


For IAST#242 featuring Pixioze, Pots-n-Pans variation, and 4Mom:



Tangle pattern Gommi:


For IAST#243, a zenbutton featuring Button, Tonga, and Soul Star:


For IAST#244, an Auraknot star against a reverse Log Cabin background:

In my sketchbook:


For DC#364 featuring Puf:


On June 1 the Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day challenge started. Because I always seem to default to Zentangle, which I love, I’m not getting any practice making illustrations, which is a goal of mine; so I decided my ICAD projects will be animals.

The 100 Day Project continues through July 11, but the ICAD challenge runs until July 31. Also, July is World Watercolor Month, so my July ICADs will all be watercolors.

Installment III of my 100 Day Project offering will be posted on July 7.

What about you? Are you participating in any art challenges? Reply in the comments below. Feel free to include links to where your artwork is posted online (G-rated only, please).



Share Your World


I’m participating in Cee’s Share Your World challenge today, answering these great questions:

A piece of clothing from your younger childhood you still remember? I do remember a blue and pink fluffy chiffon dress when I was about five, but I’d rather talk about the cute two-piece bathing suit I bought for my daughter Carly at a garage sale when she was a toddler. The top had a little bird applique with a button for an eye. One morning she brought it to me and insisted I put it on her, which I did–over her more appropriate shorts and t-shirt. When we got to playgroup, the other moms eyed her outfit curiously. “She made me put that on her.”

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Irregardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility: If you could be an athlete what would you do?   If I could have continued lessons beyond kindergarten, I would love to be a ballerina. I wish I had the lithe body, the incredible stamina, flexibility, strength, and grace. I love the beauty of the artform.


In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger? Drive! I want to be in control. Traffic looks much scarier from the passenger seat.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? This past weekend I went on a writer’s retreat in the mountains. It gave me some much-needed uninterrupted writing time.

You can see how other people answered these questions with the links in the comments on Cee’s website. And while you’re there, check out her photographs and her other challenges.

#DC364 Puf


Doing triple duty tonight. For The 100 Day Project via Zentangle All Around and the Diva Challenge. The Zentangle pattern Puf can be done a number of ways. Here are a couple of practice tries from my sketchbook:

And here is my tile for the challenge, with Puf done on in square, triangular, and rectangular grids: