Diva's ChallengeThis week the challenge was to try a new tangle created by the Diva herself :) - Laura Harms. You can see the challenge and the steps for this challenge here.
This is what I came up with - the new tangle (no name yet) is the one in the middle. The tile came out really weird; I think it needs a shave :)
My son's birthday was on the 2nd and I wanted to make something for him. Since he loves pandas (how could you not?!!), I went for a tangled panda :). I think this was my first non-abstract Zentangle Inspired Art. I know I have a lot to learn to become good at this, but it didn't turn out terrible, so... that's great! Of course, I had to go over the really black areas with a black colored pencil because it just did not look black enough.
Mini Art Journal
Last year I started to look into art journals after seeing some amazing pages on blogs, Pinterest, and YouTube. I made a couple of booklets with some art paper sometime last year and started to play and learn. I must say I'm in the very beginning stages and definitely do not do it consistently... but, I always want to do better :)
So, a couple of weeks ago I thought that if I had a journal already with a bunch of backgrounds, it would probably be easier to do something every day, even if just a bit of doodling, or drawing, or stamping. I also wanted to try to use recycled paper, and try binding the journal with different techniques I saw on YouTube. So... this is my test journal with a bunch of painted pages from junk mail, magazines, envelopes, printing tests, and, of course, some blank pages. Next time I will need a plain background... my work surface may be a bit distracting.