See the rest of my 2018 art journal on my other blog.
On Saturday my husband and I were able to go into New York City to play. We decided to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I will be posting photos from that trip over the next few days. They currently have an exhibit called Public Parks, Private gardens: Paris to Provence that includes some Van Gogh paintings I was not familiar with and this one is my new favorite.
Reproductions don’t do his works justice. The colors and textures of the original are breathtaking. If you get a chance to see one in a museum it is worth the price of admission.
For inspiring flower photographs check out Cee’s Flower of the Day posts.
A musical experiment.
Art and update
This week the Diva Challenged us to recycle something for our substrate. She used a pizza box and treated it like a tan colored tile and inspired me to use a cereal box for mine. She also recommended we use a “Sunshine” string. So here is mine.
Surgery went well and I’m slowly but surely recovering. Hopefully I will be able to complete some more art projects in the coming days.
I hope you have a beautiful day.
Thanks for stopping by.
I’m working on a painting/collage that I’m calling Dahlia Dalliance and you get some hints of the process on these pages. I am continuing to play with layers to see how they interact and how they sometimes misbehave. Sometimes I discover errant art techniques when I’m playing with the idea in my art journal and other times I learn it on the painting itself. The beauty of working with layers is that it won’t be done until I’m happy with it. I’m not there yet, but stay tuned in the next week. I have been really busy with a lot of medical stuff in preparation for my surgery for endometriosis. Surgery is scheduled for April 11 so my postings and class offerings are going to be very limited for the next few months. I’m looking forward to more Zentangling to help me through.
I hope you find beauty in your…
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I knit these up last week for a baby shower I had on Saturday. Between cooking for my strict elimination diet and going to PT and doctors’ appointments to get ready for surgery, my creative time is limited. So these will stand in for my gratitude journal this week. I’m so grateful for the friend who is having the baby. Today is all about art, however, so you will have a new piece/pieces to look forward to this week! I hope you have a beautiful day.
Mandala 55 of 100 and other news…
A few big ideas are included in this gratitude journal page spread. First, my husband picked up a 2018 calendar for our kitchen wall because our opportunities to get one at an art museum kept being thwarted. I had shopped on-line at the MoMA and Metropolitan Museum of Art’s shopping websites and the calendars were on sale, but the shipping seemed ridiculous. I had almost purchased a Mondrian calendar. When he called to say he was stopping at a store and asked if I wanted anything else, I told him a wall calendar. Guess what calendar he bought! If you have followed my blog for a while you may know that I am fascinated with grids and with Mondrian and he knows that, too. But isn’t it nice to feel known?
I have filled the grid with the ABCs of gratitude for beautiful places I have been. I may do…
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Something beautiful from today.
Because MD had already had a first class we did a variation on the first tile that they both enjoyed. We all enjoyed the diversity of our interpretations of the tangle patterns. The patterns we used are Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh, Bales, and Tipple. We really had fun with Tipple.
I’m confident you can recognize why this string is called a plate tile. If you are interested in having a private lesson with me please use the…
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From the Diva:
January 24th is Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day. For those of you who don’t know, my son Artoo was diagnosed with Moebius Syndrome when he was born. For all my new friends – Moebius Syndrome is a congenital nerve disorder affecting cranial VI and VII nerves controlling the lateral movement of his face.
She has generously shared a lot of information about her son and her whole life and family while hosting the best Zentangle challenge out there. Her challenge for us this week:
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