Good Monday morning everyone!
It's hard to believe that November is already half over. We've been enjoying above normal temperatures here in Saskatoon. The boys had a very long weekend and have been off school since Wednesday. (Thankfully they are both back in school this morning)
During the time off, Chewie started to read my copy of Art Before Breakfast by Danny Gregory, and got inspired to do some drawing.
So, we sat down one evening and we drew contour portraits. I drew him, and he drew me.
|the finished piece|
Sunday's weather was just beautiful, (for november) a sunny 6C (42.8F) so we took in the Santa Claus Parade for the first time ever. Remember: thanksgiving is in October in Canada.
The parade was long and the boys waffled between being bored and excited. but at least the company was excellent, and they got to sit beside their friends.
|Chillin' with artoo|
|Which Pikachu is MY Pikachu?|
and i know that Winter is Coming....
Weekly Challenge #244: "Tripoli Triptastic"
One of my most favourite tangles is Tripoli. It's my Mac N' Cheese, my go-to... it's what i do when i don't know what else to do. It surprises me that i haven't had a Tripoli challenge since it was released back in 2011.
Here are the step-outs from Zentangle HQ.
This is a tangle that some people find difficult. So here are a few of my insights. Maybe they will help you, maybe they won't.
when i do Tripoli (and also the tangle Quandry) I want to make sure that the spaces between my triangles are the same. The consistent spacing really helps in this one. I also think that many people get hung up on making sure all the triangles are perfect equilateral triangles.
It's like i always say:
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Okay, well, maybe that wasn't me.... maybe that was Salvador Dali, but i stand by it.
besides, tripoli is much more fun when you allow your triangles to do their own THANNNGGG.
|is this helping?|
and here's another:
Have a great week!!
|Another Pink on Renaissance tile.... still trying to master it|
Have a great week!!
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