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Creative Juice #312

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Creative Juice #312

Interesting articles to read this weekend.

ICAD2022 Day 61; World Watercolor Month 2022 Day 31

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One final half-zendala for the last day of ICAD and World Watercolor Month. Patterns used: Brayd, Cat-Kin, MI2, Golven, Laced, Gem.

Half-zendala #3

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.

All my ICAD cards 2022

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:

B
B
Sky
Sky

This card got the most likes on Instagram:

Ogee grid with onamato and A.L.F.
Ogee grid with onamato and A.L.F.

That surprised me, because my absolute favorite of the bunch is this one:

Wave
Wave

And I’m also very fond of these two:

Kaleidos
Kaleido
Half-zendala
Half-Zendala #1

I always enjoy these challenges, and I love seeing what other participants post.

Click to see more ICAD offerings and more WWM paintings on Instagram.

ICAD2022 Day 60; World Watercolor Month Day 30

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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.

Half-zendala

Click to see more ICAD offerings and more WWM paintings on Instagram.

ICAD2022 Day 58; World Watercolor Month Day 28

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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:

Half-zendala

Click to see more ICAD offerings and more WWM paintings on Instagram.

ICAD2022 Day 41; World Watercolor Month 2022 Day 11

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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.

#dyicad2022 verdant #WorldWatercolorMonth2022 center

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.”

Click to see more ICAD offerings and more WWM paintings on Instagram.

ICAD2022 Day 40; World Watercolor Month Day 10

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I’m off-prompt today. I chose a tangle pattern by Tina Chen, Kaleidos:

Kaleidos

Click to see more ICAD offerings and more WWM paintings on Instagram.

ICAD2022 Day 38; World Watercolor Month 2022 Day 8

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Today’s ICAD prompt is turquoise and the WWM prompt is bronze. I decided to take those two colors and make a reverse ink blot, then use it as a string for some tangling. The patterns are Hojo by Diana E. Marshall and Bone Dome by Dawn George. Nightmarish, huh?

Turquoise and bronze

Click to see more ICAD offerings and more WWM paintings on Instagram.

ICAD2022 Day 33; World Watercolor Month 2022 Day 3

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Today’s ICAD prompt is quatrefoil or ogee. I had to look those up. I felt that I’d seen ogee worked into zentangle patterns, so I started out by making an ogee grid with onamato. (I used one of my sky fails from yesterday as the background so it would qualify for WWM.) Then I realized that part of the A.L.F. pattern by Anneke de Reijke would fill the ovals nicely.

Ogee grid with onamato and A.L.F.

I think it looks like peacocks playing peek-a-boo.

Click to see more ICAD offerings and more WWM paintings on Instagram.

ICAD2022 Day 31; World Watercolor Month 2022 Day 1

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For the month of July, I will be participating in both the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month. My intention is to make 31 small watercolor paintings on an index-card-sized piece of watercolor paper. We’ll see how many actually happen. I will used either an ICAD prompt or a WWM, whichever tickles my fancy, or something totally random.

Today I chose a mini-challenge for this week from the ICAD prompts: draw a pattern in black & white, which immediately brought zentangle to mind. My zentangle Facebook group, Tangle All Around, is also participating in ICAD, so I checked out some patterns on their page and selected a new one to me, Ramble by Carolyn Dorfman. I decided to add some color to it with water color paints so it would qualify for WWM.

Ramble
Click to see more ICAD offerings and more WWM paintings on Instagram.

N is for Zentangle patterns that start with the letter N

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I’m posting late today. But my taxes are done. Don’t leave yours until the last moment.

One of my goals for this year, which I really haven’t done much about, is getting back to Zentangle with more regularity. Since I couldn’t think of anything else that starts with the letter N that has something to do with the arts or the creative process, I thought I’d go to the wonderful website tanglepatterns.com and see what I could find. Out of the ones listed, I tried these four:

Nine Patch by Suzanne McNeill, which all the quilters will recognize:

Nine Patch by Suzanne McNeill

Navaho by Caren Mlot:

Navaho by Caren Mlot

Noodle by Angie Gittles:

Noodle by Angie Gittles

Nayo by Angie Gittles (my favorite of this group):

Nayo by Emiko Kaneko
Nine Patch, Nayo, Noodle, Navaho