One final half-zendala for the last day of ICAD and World Watercolor Month. Patterns used: Brayd, Cat-Kin, MI2, Golven, Laced, Gem.
This year I made a total of 38 cards, far less than the goal of 61; last year I completed 52. I comfort myself with the thought that if I complied with my normal goal of working on an art project on every even-numbered day, I’d actually have fewer products to show.
My cards are evenly divided between the calligraphy practice I did in June and the watercolors I made in July. I love doing challenges like these, because they push me to be more deliberate in my practice. As of this writing, these two cards got the most “likes” on ARHtistic License:
This card got the most likes on Instagram:
That surprised me, because my absolute favorite of the bunch is this one:
And I’m also very fond of these two:
I always enjoy these challenges, and I love seeing what other participants post.
This one took me two days again. I painted it yesterday, but by the time the paint dried, I no longer had the brain cells to tangle it. Patterns used: Dutch hourglass, qoo, shattuck, Sweda, Wiking, and gryst.
The themes for Week 9 of the Index-Card-a-Day Challege are mandalas, circles, and color wheels, so I chose to make a half-zendala. I actually did the painting yesterday, but I didn’t get around to filling it in with designs until today. The Zentangle® patterns I used are flux, quipple, birds on a wire, onamato, potterbee, and printemps:
The WWM prompt for today is crowd; the ICAD theme for the week ending today is mixed media. I decided to combine the two challenges this way: first I sprayed my card with water and painted it with random blocks of color; then I went to my inspiration folder, and cut four students out of a magazine photo of a large circle of students. Then I typed the words and cut them out. Here’s the result:
Today’s ICAD prompt is verdant (an adjective meaning green as with grass or vegetation), and the WWM prompt is center. The prompts made me want to paint something green with a center, which made me think of this flower mandala from Tangle All Around.
Again, on a three by five card, this isn’t very large. I was able to use the zentangle pattern purk (new to me) on the outer “leaves.”