Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Diva's challenge, Tangled Panda, and Mini Art Journal

Diva's Challenge

This 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 :)





Tangled Panda


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.





20 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! Your panda is amazing!! My son is in love with pandas right now too! I'm gonna have to show him that, for sure!!! (although that might get him to ask me for a Zentangled panda) :0) Share Humanity

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  2. Thank you so much, Annette :) I actually created stickers on Zazzle with the panda, and ordered a sheet yesterday; I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out :)

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  3. Fantastic panda, your challenge made me smile and your mini art journal is a real treat.

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    1. Thank you, Shelly! My challenge makes me laugh... I don't know why it turned out so crazy! I think I was too focused on extending some of the lines, and didn't think about the overall design (lol). But... I had a lot of fun with all three :)

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  4. Both are beautiful, but I really , really love your panda :)

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    1. Thank you, Lily. At one point I was very unsure if it was going to come out OK, but somehow it worked out in the end :)

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  5. Please don't shave the tile, it's lovely as it is.
    So is your panda, very well done.

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    1. :) Thanks, Anne. They were both fun to do.

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  6. like the perspective you created in your tile. It reminds me of a Viking helmet. Like the way that you transitioned your tangles on the edges.

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  7. Love your ART... all very nicely done and with much love.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie :) I certainly have a lot of fun creating it :)

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  8. Both are lovely! Especially I like your wonderful panda!

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    1. Thank you, LonettA :) I really appreciate it.

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  9. I love how your tangles flow together! And your Panda is gorgeous!

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  10. Really loved seeing all the beautiful, colorful pages in your journal. you did a great job with the binding. The Diva's piece reminds me of a buffalo head with horns??? I think it is very unique.

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  11. i like both very talented , got to try to do our kitten been told by wife

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  12. Hi Marta!!
    Very cool with what you did with the unnamed one :) I only just did it - wasn't thinking about changes like this ... great variation!! Panda is of course wonderful!!!

    ~ Diane Clancy

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