I chose to do something that fit with Zentangle®. It does not mean that this is what I am most grateful for, but it has become a large part of my life. It is a source of enjoyment, relaxation, and a little extra income.
So what I chose to do was to use the center to those people that were involved in my becoming a CZT. What I chose to do is to use a tangle that I associate with these people. I limited it to 3 people. The first is my sister, who first introduced me to Zentangle and got me started by giving me one of the Zentangle kits. She got this when she was attending her own training, CZT 4. She has been fortunate enough to have a tangle posted on tangle patterns so I used this tangle, Arckles, for her. The other two are somewhat obvious as it is Rick and Maria, who without there efforts to develop Zentangle, many of us would not have discovered and nurtured that creative side of ourselves. For them, I chose the tangles Paradox and Betweed. Here is what I ended up with. I hope you enjoy it.
Tangles used: Knightsbridge, Cockels 'N' Mussels, Chillon, Chard(variation). As mentioned above, the tangles in the center are Arckles, Betweed, and Paradox.
I was able to work on a few other things as well today. One is a bookmark that I finished. Well almost finished. Not sure whether I should add color to this or just shade it. Here is what that looks like.
Would be interested in any suggestions, or preferences that you might have. Not sure which one I will decide to do. They both have possibilities. Let me know what you think.
Part of the reason I was able to spend so much time tangling today is because of the weather. Everything was cancelled today and most things are cancelled for tomorrow. That is because they have issued a travel warning which basically means that if you are out on the roads and not on an emergency run or a member of the police you can be arrested and fined. We have gotten through the snow and the next part is the frigid temperatures. Here are a couple of pictures of what it was like this afternoon.
These are all pictures taken from our house. When these were taken it had been snowing for about 5 hours. By the time it was all done we ended up with 12+ " of snow on top of about 5" that was all ready on the ground. We are under a Wind Chill advisory for the next 36 hours. The high tomorrow is suppose to be -12º F. The low on Tuesday night is predicted at -16ºF. That is bad enough but they are predicting 30 - 40 mph wind gusts so the Wind Chill will be -30º to - 40º F. Am really hoping that the power stays on because I do not want to deal with the possibility of frozen pipes. I am sure that for some of my Canadian visitors, this is not unusual, but for here it is not the norm. It has been about 30 years since we have had such conditions.
Hope that things are much nicer where ever you are located. If not, hope that you stay warm and safe.
If you have not all ready, would encourage you to visit The Bright Owl and look at the great pieces that others have posted. There are usually some unique and creative things.
Thanks for visiting. As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.
Go Tangle !!