Wednesday, December 17, 2014

My New Obsession: The Zentangle

I have been interested in zentangles for quite some time now but this is my first attempt at this style of art.  This week I started watching tutorial videos for different patterns.  I learned six different tangle-patterns in one evening and created this hot air balloon zentangle.
I read on one of the many websites that I visited that using a simple coloring sheet is a good way to start zentagling, so I printed a coloring sheet of a hot air balloon and started to add my patterns.  I used some fine tip markers that I use in my journal all the time(I think I bought them at the dollar store).  I'm pretty happy with this picture and I look forward to learning more and more tangle-patterns.

Have you ever tried zentangling?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Blue Mist-ery

This Wednesday, I have a mystery project knit in Wool-Ease Blue Mist.  I love the color of this yarn and I am loving this project so far.  I'll share more details once the project is complete and gifted.
 My attempt at a close-up of the beautiful cables.
 I have a serious problem where I start gift crafting about a month before it's all due.  
Wish me luck.