I am having an amazing night! Ruth's tangle ORGANZA got a mention on Linda Farmer's site, tanglepatterns.com! Whoo hoo! You go, girl! How exciting!
As if that's not enough to get the endorphins racing through the bloodstream, I got home from work today to find Sandra LaFaut's beautiful "Bluebird" had arrived in the post! Oh my goodness, I haven't words to describe this treasure - the tangles, the watercolour, the composition - there is NOTHING about it that I don't LOVE. I will be studying and admiring and basking in its beauty for hours and hours and hours.... Isn't Sandra a marvellous artist? And such a generous, kind soul, too; what an unbeatable combination! Here's the art card itself; isn't is just FABULOUS?
During my CZT training seminar I was introduced to the fabulous Inktense pencils and their possibilities. Well, I finally got some and have tried a couple of small trials to see how they work and how I may want to use them with Zentangle.
First I tried a watercolour paper postcard, and applied the inks in a scrumble type of technique. After the paper was thoroughly dry I used my Sakura Pigma Micron to tangle.
For the Zentangle tile, I reversed the process of application and first tangled, then inked.
You know, these pencils are astounding! The colour is brilliantly intense and deliciously saturated and there is no build-up (that I can see) on the pen nib. The pen is as profoundly black as ever without any bleeding. I can recommend them highly as a fun item to add to your tool box of art supplies.
Hasn't this been a wonderful day?