I could not keep up with my last week’s challenge, so will post both the week’s challenge together.
Hubby’s old friend had come over to stay with us. She and her kid stayed with us for 10 days. In the day time, she would go for her dance practice classes and in the evening when we got sometime, we watched few Hindi/ Bollywood Inspiring Movies #Dangal #NilBatteySannata #MaryKom #ZindagiNaMilegiDobara and a light English movie #BeginAgain.
We have decided to send list of good movies to each other, as we realized that we liked the same kind of movies. It will be fun to watch some good movies in breaks.
So yesterday and today I completed my two week’s challenge together. Here it is
Last week, in one of the facebook group, weekly challenge (Yeah, I play and participate in lot of games), MargaretBremner’s String was the focus theme. After the Irma Hurricanes hit the shores of the Atlantic, I felt deeply affected by imagining the devastation caused by them.
My memory lane took me back to the earthquake that shook my hometown in Year 2001, and more than 10,000 people lost their lives. Most of the 3 storey building and higher fell down. The survivors left their home for weeks and months, as the trauma of the shaken city tormented them. But, inspite of all the fears and uncertainty, I have seen people coming closer, feeling emotional and love for the other. They talked with their distant families friends and offered help. Some even allowed strangers to live in their big homes, offered them food and psychological care to overcome the traumas. So, it is in my observation that in times of adversities, calamities, humans forget all the barriers and distances they had psychologically created and embrace the other inspite of the differences.
With all these contemplative thoughts and intention, I drew this Zentangle Tile, with MargaretBremner’s string, reminding me to pray for the people who went through the recent catastrophes caused by the Hurricanes, followed by the tornadoes. Sending prayers to the lost souls and also for the people who had to lose their essential goods and belongings to the calamities and thieves. Hopefully in coming days, they remain healthy and be able to restore their lives again.
With intentions and prayers for the souls who are Going through hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, created this little piece. Prayers sent to my friend at Sint Maarten (not heard from her since last one week), but hoping that she and her family will be all well and safe.
This is my 4th Tile, from Joey’s challenge 9 Tiles 9 weeks. With this challenge, I got a chance to experiment monochromatic tangles with colors. So far, I have been really enjoying these stuff and looking forward how its going to come out all together….
I was working on these 3 Atc sized tiles, for my entry into the 9 Tiles Challenge by Joey… I have been enjoying to experiment with different mediums on my Zentangle Tiles. So Here’s my 1,2 and 3 Atc Tiles for my 9 Tiles 9 Week challenge.
In the Tile 01, I used Tangle AfricanArtist, Aquafleur Poppy and some lines.
In the Tile 02, Tangle Merryweather, Antique
In the third Tile 03, I worked with cruffle, nzeppel and some shards and flux
Story of a Traveling Tangle Project between a mother and a daughter….
A daughter came running to her busy mother with a beautiful ♥️ cardstock, and says, “Mumma, let us both do travelling tangle tile. I have presented my best here, now you complete the rest.“Saying so, she placed the paper on her Mumma’s drawing desk and off she went into another room. ….. As the mother peeped, she was so mesmerized by the hue and colors on the cardstock (approx 8×5.5inch), and stared at HOW IN THE WORLD 🗺 JUST A COMMON PLAIN PAPER GOT LIFE? She knew she was asking a very silly question, that has absolutely nothing to do with the plain gorgeous piece that has come forth, still shyly she asked what brush technique is it? The girl pointed towards a #bijou tile (2×2inch size cardstock)lying there; had same colors and she pulled those colors into the paper!…..
After many hours, enjoying the real beauty of the sheet, the mother got her pen out and tangled……!!! The project was completed. The travelling tangle got completed by two different people on the same desk!
Yes, I named the tangle very different, because this tangle holds a special emotion and each time I draw this pattern, it reminds me of that beautiful evening.
So that day, like any common evening, I was just with my hardbound journal page trying to figure out a pattern (my first pattern Hoopla-glee) in my mind, and I was scribbling here and there, to come up with a simple step out. That’s when my seven year old daughter entered the room, and we discussed about it. She said she has an idea and asked me my book, so I handed over and went on to some other stuff. She drew something and with an excitement in her voice, she shouted- “Mom, I am done.” Saying this, she rushed back to her game. I peeped into what she drew and I found this second lovely tangle pattern – very simple and but beautiful. I immediately made a note of the step-out before it erased from my mind. And decided to work on it after I finished with my Hoopla-Glee pattern. So it is our collaborative effort, and I am so inspired, that I named the tangle as Aki-Chain after my daughter’s name Akshara.
This one’s is Akshara’s scribble of the pattern.
So after my first pattern Hoopla-Glee got done, I came up with the step out here:
As I was playing with the step-outs, came up with the three variations of Aki-Chain. The top left has chain in more like an egg shape, close together. The centre Aki-Chain has an aura, with some elements of interests. And lastly, the Aki-Chain on the right down has many auras within and I have darken and the thicken the aura outside the tangle and just filled it up with Paizel like patterns.
Aki-Chain also appeared with this whimsical version of my first pattern, Hoopla-Glee. 😀
Aki-Chain as in Ribbon, following a string.
This one is my favourite; Aki-Chain in Zendala with Verve and Phicops.
Last week, this whimsical caterpillar friend Ka, a version of Aki-Chain appeared on my journal. Only this time my friend Ka (Aki-Chain) is holding onto his precious gems, thinking he can keep them with him forever, not ready to let go. But less he knows that, letting it go is Freedom…
Hope you guys had fun reading this blog post. Please let me know your thoughts and feedback on this post and if you are going ahead and trying out Aki–Chain, do leave your blog links below in the comment section. I would love to see your own special artworks 🙂