week 9 for 365-2 (part 1)

February 24- March 2

365 days of artsy work and play continues:

#55 - I bought an online booklet from Helen Williams because I absolutely love her loose, organic style of zentangling.  Her book is about how she achieves her wonderful flower 'flipped' petals and winding ribbons (and includes helpful video links). I did some experimenting in my moleskin (remember, this is first efforts :)) worked on this a bit over several evenings in front of the TV which is probably why my lines aren't all that straight! :)

#56 - some progress on my dyptych acrylic painting.  What a process this has been!  I always thought abstract would be easy....what's so hard about painting a few circles or squares or random lines/shapes in pretty colors?  Well, let me tell you - it's REALLY hard to get a pleasing composition, an effective use of color, develop a focal point, etc.  Here's where I am now (Jane Davies, you're my hero....I'm workin' on it!)
I actually have an idea of where to take it from here....maybe I'll find time this weekend to pull it together a bit more.....

#57 - I also made some progress on my 12x12" square canvas abstract mixed media

Not real happy with the sharpness of these pics so I think I need to find a brighter place of natural light - it's just so gray here lately and certainly too wet to go outside...... But, you get the idea, right?

#58 - some doodled postcards to go out into the world.

Thanks for checking in with me.......


  1. Oh boy....you are really jumping into abstract boots'n'all. Well done....it isn't as easy as it looks.

  2. ooh... nice progress on the diptych!

  3. Anonymous2:54 AM

    Love the diptych, thanks for shsring the progress.....xox

  4. I really like the winding ribbons, will have to play with that some. I could almost see my name in them since you started off with that big L.

    Good luck with the abstract stuff. I don't even attempt it cause it's just not my thing. altho I like your colors so far.

  5. your winding ribbons are very cool. I thought you did a great job!

  6. So inspiring! I especially love your abstract, and I totally agree - it is so difficult to get something that works in terms of colour & composition. You're doing great!


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