Another awesome Diva Challenge! This time by guest diva Suzanne Fluhr!
This week we are challenge to take on ALOHA... which, for someone from a tropical climate reminds me greatly of the beautiful Heliconia...
(photo credit from Wikipedia)
But I digress!
This is my contribution for Diva Challenge #328! I actually used the string from the last IAST challenge (I did't manage to get it done in time)
I was going for a more dramatic look (having been inspired by my recent classes with CZT Mabel - read more below!) Oodles of tangles in this tile: 'Nzeppel, Aloha (can you spot the Aloha?), Sandswirl, Purk, Cadent, Indyrella, Drawings, Knightsbridge and Laced.
Am particularly pleased with this tile for many reasons:
- I tried new "tools" - whilst I normally go with the Sakura Micron and Sakura Gelly Roll, I tried the Copic Multiliner and a white Pilot Choose (and a pencil of course). I quite enjoyed using both pens. I thought the Multiliner was good for zentanling and the Pilot Choose was nice for details (the Sakura Gelly Roll is a bit fat for drawing I think...)
- This is my first go with Aloha, and Laced (can you spot the Aloha and Laced?)
- I played a lot with the "over and under" Hollybough effect =)
- Indyrella is a new tangle I learnt with CZT Mabel 2 weekends back and Drawings...
- Ah Drawings, my old nemesis! We meet again! Drawings is another tangle that I had been struggling with... and eventually I caved and asked CZT Mabel for help... I think it's starting to shape up! Thank you CZT Mabel!
++ edit: on further consideration, as a "side comment" the Copic Multiliner seems to have a "harder tip" so it leaves indentations that can be seen on the reverse side of the sheet - whilst this could be attributed to my pen pressure, I do not have this issue on the same paper with Sakura Microns.
Thanks to CZT Mabel, I also had the best back to back weekends that I've had in a loooong time! Two consecutive Saturdays of classes with CZT Mabel and her team at Heartistry! Who could ask for more! If only every weekend could be this good.
The weekend before was Zentangling Zendalas.
Other than teaching not one but 2 kinds of Zendala methods, CZT Mabel also encouraged us to try the "dramatic" look of white on black on a white tile - the effect of which I loved!! Think you can see why I'm suddenly inspired to try a more dramatic look...
And last weekend was CityScape with Zentangles.
Just in time for National Day (which is like the USA's Independence Day)! HAPPY NATIONAL DAY!!!! =)
And as an added bonus, an awesome urban sketcher, Pocholo, popped by and did a quick sketch of us in class! SCORE!
There's always something new and inspiring @ Heartistry. Blessed I am to have met CZT Mabel!