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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day 2015

The earth here in Delaware has started to really wake up and I am so glad!  The leaves are popping out and early flowers have started to bloom.  We even had our first thunderstorm this week.  Spring is really here.  Each year, over at The Diva, Laura posts an Earth Day challenge.  This year is no different.

I tried another zendala this year.  I adapted a mandala pattern from a book I have to make it more zentangle friendly (read opened some space for tangles) and gave it a go.

I am so happy with how it turned out.  For the "water" I used a dip pen and Winsor & Newton blue ink.  I love how the Crest 2 pattern turned out.  I want to fill a whole page with those awesome waves.  Look for this in another design soon.  I used my green Sakura pen for the Garlic Cloves and Diva's Dance. A little ink wash and some white ink fescu finished out the center.

I hope that the weather is nice for you on this Earth Day.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

22 comments:

  1. Apart from being well thought out, this is also very pretty. I like the colours too.

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  2. I especially like your 'water', well done!

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  3. I like this zendala and it's coloring.

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  4. Beautiful. I'd say that took a bit longer than 20 minutes. Well worth the time spent!

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    1. A bit more than 20 minutes but not more than a few well spent hours. My flow was strong with this one.

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  5. WOW! What a wonderful Earth Day creation. So beautiful with the added color and the wave tangle is so appropriate.

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    1. Thank you. They are my favorite part.

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  7. Very pretty! I love your color choices and the waves, especially!

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  8. Oh my, you must have put so much work into this! I've only used a dip pen once and there's no way I can imagine getting that much control with one! I'm green with envy! This is just beautiful, the waves, the flowers, EVERYTHING!!!

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    1. Thank you. I've just had a lot of practice. I used only a dip pen for all the drawings I did in October for Inktober. Having a good ink helps too I find. I like Winsor and Newton the best so far.

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  9. I have never been precise with a dip pen…show me what yours looks like. Your lines are so even and delightful. I see Becky says the same thing. I have not done my challenge yet…you have inspired me.

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    1. Thanks Ginny. I'll try to upload a photo. I having good ink helps a lot. I also have to remember that wet ink and pull the reserve off the nib and make a blob. Sometimes that adds to the design though.

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  10. Such a great shape and detail done with color. Great! Sarah.

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