The Valentine’s Day edition of CJ. Wishing you lots of love.
A few years ago I started a tradition of posting a bunch of Zentangle® valentines in February. Last year I thought I coined a new term: Valentangle. This year I discovered there has been a Valentangle challenge for several years already, so I didn’t invent the word.
I tried to join the Valentangle2020 Facebook group (in fact, I tried several times), but I never got approved. I don’t know if it was a glitch, or I missed a secret deadline, or they really don’t want me.
Anyway, I’m still calling these Valentangles.
This one uses the pattern Ixorus:
This one combines Snail and Florz:
This design is called Pepper. Doesn’t it look like a zebra?
This one uses the design Mistrel:
This one is filled with Double S:
This might be my personal favorite of the group. Drupe:
I am calling this one “Heart Attack”:
This one uses Puffle, Onamato, and Luv-A. Puffle reminds me of ribbon candy.
Which one do you like best? Vote in the comments.
If you want to see my previous Valentine posts, click on the years: 2019, 2018, 2017.
I’m working on something for Valentine’s Day that’s not done yet, so here is Friday’s In The Meme Time today. Look for something to take its place on the 14th. The photo below is by Sandrachile . on Unsplash.
Starting in late January, I begin to think about hearts for Valentine’s Day when I work on my Zentangle creations. Here’s what I came up with for this year.
This was for the Diva Challenge #382. The patterns used were Heart Rope, Heart N Half with Luv-a, Stribations, and Heart Offset:
Below is Dot Grid:
And the featured pattern in this heart is Biscus. I like the shattered mirror effect:
I made this for Diva Challenge #384. The patterns are Anthem, Heart Rope, and Fescu:
I drew Heart N Half around the edges of the larger heart:
This tile features Heartswell with Kiss in the background:
And, finally, a heart with Leashed Hart around the edges:
My favorite of these is the next-to-last one with Heartswell. Which do you like best?
If you’d like to see my past Valentine designs, click here for 2018 and here for 2017.
For this week’s Diva Challenge. “Heart of a Champion” is supposed to draw on the Olympics for inspiration, but I got distracted by the idea of Celtic hearts and decided to experiment with them. Patterns used are Shattuck, Static, Trio, and Tulipe.
In the last few weeks, most of my artwork has been valentine-related.
First though, here are some valentines I drew last year.
This year’s valentines use a variety of techniques, mostly zentangle or doodling.
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For three weeks, I’ve been working on a valentine project. I assumed I could complete one heart-themed valentine drawing a day, and that, realistically, at the end of three weeks, I’d have 10-14 mini-masterpieces.
Some of these took me as long as four sessions to complete. I ended up with nine.
I wanted a whole bunch so I could pick one to make a card for my hubby.
They were inspired by pictures I’ve been saving for the past year on my Zentangle Valentine board on Pinterest.
Can you guess which one I chose for my husband?
The one dated 1-31-17.
Which one do you like the best?