I saw on Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's blog a challenge she's sponsoring on Instagram called #28Patterns. Now, I have to say I'm not a hashtag kind of person! I'm not on Facebook or Twitter, I have enough to occupy my time, I don't need any other time drains. Sorry if I've offended anyone by calling them that but that is how I think of them. But, I do post pictures to Instagram, usually of my projects or flowers from my garden. Not very interesting stuff but I do have some friends who enjoy seeing them. Anyway, I thought this might encourage the muse to return. The idea is to get down on paper a pattern a day for the month of February. It can be any medium. So, I'm giving it a try. I'm not really good at keeping up with things like this but I thought this could work because I can always practice Zentangle. And, even if I don't do a pattern a day, I'll do some days!!!
I resisted getting involve with Zentangles for a long time. Patti Euler, my friend who owns the wonderful local paper arts store, The Queen's Ink, is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and she gives classes from beginner on to more advanced instruction. Her work is beautiful and I've been drawn to the clean black and white patterning even though I'm a color fanatic. Finally, last summer my daughter and I signed up for the beginner class. I've enjoyed it immensely and we've taken other classes since then. I've been trying to keep up with doing it regularly so the idea of 28Patterns was appealing. I could always do a Zentangle. Yesterday was the first day of this challenge so this is what I did.
There isn't much to tell you about it. Tangles are like doodling. When color is added to the black and white they are considered Zentangle inspired art. Since it's February and Valentine's Day is right around the corner I'm in full heart mode!! I love Valentine's Day, and have since I was a child, because it's a bright spot in the midst of a gray, dull winter! So, I've been doing a lot of heart Zentangles and this is my latest!
I probably won't post these 28 patterns, or whatever I make, everyday, but you'll probably see some of them. At least you'll be hearing from me more often :)!
For now though, thank you for visiting with me today and reading all this! Not much eye candy today and lots of words so I'll end for now. Have a wonderful day, I hope it's a sunny day where you are!