I seem to get later and later posting for our regular “What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday” hop! I’ve got less than half an hour to go until it’s Thursday so I need to get my skates on.
Some art done this week but absolutely none in the studio – another very busy week and getting too tired in between to cope with anything except recliner time, but at least I’ve done some Zentangles this week.
Here’s my desk, this evening.
Again, over in the drawing zone. You can see my large Zentangle album open on top of my light panel, with my box of pens at top right. On the left hand side of the album I’ve got my recent tracings stacked up, with the sheets of card cut ready to make the pages for my Mamhead Woods album – I haven’t made any further progress on this.
Here’s a closer shot of the open page of the album, showing the tangles I did over the past few days. I’ve got the Zentangle bug again!
This album has clear pages with pockets to take ATCs, and I cut ATC-sized pieces of card which fit in the pockets. Each one has a separate tangle on it, with the step-outs (instructions) on the back, and I can take them in and out easily when I’m doing an art piece. This is a very useful resource and it is easy to use, with all the patterns visible at a glance. I have tried to make each one into an art piece, often drawing a shape inspired by the pattern itself, so that it is not only a useful tool, but something that is nice to look at, too. I am gradually working through the Tangle Patterns site, choosing ones that I like and adding them to my album.
I’ve been busy for most of today and in between, have scanned these recent tangles, and also a lot that I have done over recent months and years – I realised it was a long time since I’d updated my blog with these album tangles – you can see them on my previous post here.
For now, here are the ones I’ve done over the past few days.
On each one, I have added the name of the tangle and the artist who designed the particular pattern. I like to give them credit, and it’s also useful information for me to know who has designed them. Each little card is my own interpretation of their pattern.
Other news – my Ileostomy Association meeting on Saturday was brilliant, and I’m really glad I went. It was a lot of fun, including the cake competition, for which I made these little stoma cakes:
Unfortunately I didn’t win the competition (I wasn’t really expecting to) but the stoma cakes got an honourable mention and they raised some laughs. For me, to make people laugh and to help them see the funny side of life with a stoma is better than a prize anyway!
Here are the cakes on display.
Our visiting speaker was an absolutely amazing lady who had a stoma after suffering with ulcerative colitis. She decided to get fit after surgery and has ended up as an ironman triathlete – the most gruelling sport you can imagine. You can read about her, and about the rest of our day here, on my Gutless Bag Lady blog. It was a great day out and well worth the effort of driving all the way to Taunton.
I’ve been pretty tired since then, and today I have developed a cold, which is a humungous bore. I probably picked it up on Saturday.
Have a great week, everyone, and happy WOYWW.