Zentangle Challenge #15 Love Your Curves, Baby

What? not another challenge!   I came across Zentangle at a couple of my fellow Drawing Lab student’s blogs.  I saw what wonderful Zentangles they were creating, and had to investigate.  Here is a brief description of Zentangle (taken from Zentangle): 

Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest.

The coordinator of this particular challenge is Laura Harms of I am the diva – Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT).  Challenge #15 was to use only curved lines.  And here is my very first Zentangle:

Not sure if I did it right, but it was fun!  As always, I am late to the challenge, so I will have Challenges 1 -14 to make up.  And, I’m finding this as a great pastime while I wait  for things – it’s very portable.  I have exhausted all the levels of Sudoku, Hidato, Ken Ken, and am finishing up the black belt level Kakuro.  And, I am not ready to tackle Easy Breezy Crosswords – I am better with numbers than words.  They have been my constant companions through all the ice hockey practices, volleyball practices, and waiting for kids in general.  Now I can do Zentangle while I wait for my daughter at guitar lessons and  physical therapy :-).  So, if you are interested and up to the challenge, check it out!

Bird A Week Challenge: Week 13/52

I made another lampwork bird bead this week.  It’s supposed to be a little yellow bird, but it turned out to look more like a fish with stick legs:

I feel a bit in the doldrums in terms of birds, I will have to get a bit more creative for the coming weeks.  Any ideas?