This week's challenge involved using only straight lines...no curves, no swirls. So I went to my Zentangle organizer which is a photo book where I keep my Zentangle cards.
I organize my cards by categories (fillers, grids, accents, borders). On each card, I write the name, the steps, who created the pattern. Sometimes, I draw variations on the back. I don't have cards for every pattern, just the ones I really like. I also tried to create a digital book using Penultimate and Evernote (apps on my IPad) but I like the tactile nature of the cards.
So in my book, I found a few patterns I liked. I knew I wanted something in the center and bold patterns around it. I ended up using the pattern Maryhill in the center and Flukes and 'Brella around it. Flukes (the one that looks like roof shingles) is one of my favorites. I just love that with a bit of shading, you can make it look 3-D. 'Brella is new to me and I like how bold this variation is.
After finishing, I thought perhaps the Maryhill should have been a bit bigger. Other than that, I'm happy with the way this turned out.
I'm also working on a new Islamic Geometry art. This one may take me awhile!
I was in Little Rock, Arkansas last Thursday through Sunday for my nephew's graduation so I didn't get to work on my art journal. But I did have a great time with my mom, my sister and her family.
I'm very proud of my nephew who will be attending the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
Hope you all had a great weekend!