Pat Mathes,CZT
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Diva Challenge 379 -- Holidaze

The last challenge of the year for The Diva is Holidaze!  What inspires us!!  I love snowflakes.  I love making zendalas from snowflakes.  But this time I chose to just create a snowflake.  Since moving to Texas, I won't see too many of these now so will rely on my drawn ones.  (I like them better anyway!)  I do know Texas gets some snow - it will be really close to the Dallas area tomorrow - but not like Kansas and Colorado.  But back to snowflakes - they are beautiful!   This is created on gray tone paper with black Micron, Polychromo colored pencils and Uniball white gel pen.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Flower Challenge

I happened on another challenge based on a flower tutorial - for a spider mum.  I decided to give it a try and had so much fun with it!!  Thanks to @poppyandgrayco and @bonjournal for the tutorial.  This is loosely colored with watercolors.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Full Moon Mosaic

I did a Full Moon Mosaic Challenge (Hanny Nura at Zenjoy) The inner circle is Marguerite Samama pattern Madama, the outer edge is Bunny Wright's Adalpha and between them I used a modified version of Tina Hunsiker's Niuroda It is colored with Derwent watercolor pencils. This was a fun challenge and indeed was challenging!!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Diva Challenge 376

This was an interesting challenge.  We had a string of two semi-circles on a tile.  Then to create a mosaic or not --  Fun times.  I know this will not be over - I plan to take this and add to it.

Monday, November 12, 2018

More Gratitangles

Here is a continuation of my daily Gratitangles.
Day 7 Fracas
Day 8 Tripoli
Day 9 Marasu
Day 10 Cyme
Day 11 Fengle
Day 12 Molygon

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Diva Challenge 375

The Diva Challenge this week is a UMT (Use My Tangle) - Burtz from Fabienne Blumberg.  I did a variation of it as a mandala with Trumpits and a Zenith frame.  Color is Graphitint and Polychromo with White Uniball highlights.

Gratitangles 2018

Gratitangles is a list of prompts for the month of November from two fellow CZTs.  The concept of this one is simple.  Complete each daily tangle and intentionally take a moment of gratitude for something the tangles inspires or speaks to you about.  Most of my "gratitudes" I keep to myself, but I can share that my biggest gratitude is the community of artists and friendships I have found and the sharing and caring among the members.
Here are my first six days.