Monday, April 22, 2013

Challenge #115: Earth (aka Amanda) Day

At I am the Diva CZT, we are celebrating Earth Day. In honor of this day, I did my tangle on leaves. These are leaves that had fallen from the beautiful Evergreen Magnolia (magnolia grandiflora) that stands magnificently tall on my front yard. I used acrylic ink and calligraphy pen to draw those patterns.

Below, these leaves are held by my favorite monkey, carved out of hard coconut. Doesn't he look cute?

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Weekly Challenge 114: With the Stars

For this week's challenge at I am the Diva CZT, I fell on an old standby, the South Indian kolam, which is very well suited for angular shapes like stars. The pattern I chose and modified is not a difficult one, but, did not turn out as well as I wanted to. I used calligraphy ink for drawing and because it does not dry quickly I ended up smudging some lines. However, with a regular micron pen you can get a  precisely and cleanly drawn zia. I will post one later when I have a little more time :)

Below are the steps to draw this kolam:

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

I Am the Diva CZT Challenge 112: Tuxedo

It is UMT week at I am the Diva and Laura chose Tuxedo, a tangle created by the kindest and everybody's favorite tangler, LeeAnn (Ledenzer).  I wanted to take this tuxedo to the most popular tuxedo wearer known to humankind. It took me several tries before I got this particular tangle and even then I am not sure I have done it right. But, I am happy to make it by the deadline. 

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