Monday, May 16, 2016

Weekly Challenge #268: "A bit-o-black"

This week's Diva Challenge is to use a bit of black in your tangle. This is probably more than the bit she was talking about....

but I never was one to follow instructions.I also run with scissors, don't play well with others and cry heartily over spilled milk-that's just how I roll. 

It was good to do a challenge again. Haven't felt much like joining anything in any sense of the word as of late, but I'm sure it will pass. My success rate for surviving sucky things is 100% so far. I'm sure I'll survive the hole in my heart and house that Ben left too. 

I did take a Zentangle class with friend-Janice last week. It was one of Katie Butler's that I had taken before on the use of 'Whimsical' patterns. Left to my own devices I tend to veer towards geometrical, symmetric patterns, but whimsical is right up Janice's alley! She hasn't been tangling long but has a distinct, flow-y, flowery flair and she totally rocked the class. She sent me a pic of this tile that she did after class.  
Isn't it awesome!? I hope she keeps taking classes with Katie! She's a natural!





12 comments:

Lorna said...

Wonderful job with your tile, great shading. Fun to see your style contrasted with your friend's.

The Yorkshire Tortoise said...

I don't think it is too much black, what a dramatic tile, I love the bee in black too.

Patty CZT22 said...

Great choice of tangles and love the little bug....is it a dragonfly?? Love it!! :O)

Jean Chaney said...

No, not too much black at all. I love those shadows you added on the top and the shimmer on the lower tangles. Nice pieces! And, yes, you will survive. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Sending hugs.

Michelle said...

"My success rate for surviving sucky things is 100% so far." What an amazing attitude. You ROCK, woman!

michele said...

Gorgeous tile! I especially love that dragonfly;-)

Anne's tangle blog said...

Your tile is beautiful.

Suzanne Fluhr said...

You picked some complex tangles for this one. Definitely no problem with the amount of black and you went beyond and added shading that makes it even more interesting.

PS; I read a few of your non-Diva posts. Nice.

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Great Tile! Nice drop shadows too.

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Beautiful tile! Great choice of tangles und wonderful shading!

Ria Matheussen said...

Very nice Challengetile with beautiful black accents and I like very much the way you have put shadow on!

Anja said...

Wonderful combination & contrasts!