This week’s Diva Challenge is to tangle something inspired by Valentine’s Day. I studied Chen Sin Chun’s lovely pattern, Peacock, and wondered if I could create something like it, but starting with a heart. Here is what I came up with:
I’m calling it HeartEcho.
You can see my other Zentangle Valentines here.
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.
I drew the Diva Challenge featured tangle, Anthem, and added a little Valentine love with Heartrope and filled in with Fescu. I used a brush marker from a set my son Andy gave me a year ago for the background.
Oops! I neglected to post some Creative Juice last Friday. I hope this wonderful batch more than makes up for it.
This week’s Diva Challenge is to try a new design by Molly Hollibaugh, Ratoon. I like the over-and-under woven look of it.
I’m actually combining two Diva challenges, this week‘s and last week‘s, because I wanted to do both and didn’t get around to it. I’m using brand new gelly roll pens that I bought with the money my dear brother Bill sent me for Christmas (Thank you, Bill!) and I used some designs that were featured on Tangle All Around in the last couple of weeks: Heartrope, Heart N Half (with Luv-a), Stribations, and Heart Offset, with varied levels of success. I really like Heartrope and the Heart N Half/Luv-a combo.
Great ideas to get your creative mojo going this weekend.
- Two quilt shows.
- Cuba in photographs.
- Beautiful paintings and drawings by David Harrison.
- Lovely tangles.
- Paper creatures.
- I don’t understand all these artsy apps, but they’re cool.
- Reading aloud to older children is beneficial, too.
- The stuff at thrift stores just keeps getting better.
- Stephen King takes a stand in favor of book reviews in the local newspaper, and his fans support him—and subscribe to the newspaper.
- Design trends for 2019.
- Photos of forest fauna in Finland.
- When life gives you snow, make a snow sculpture.