While this may not be my "mac n cheese" of Zentangle patterns as Laura over at I am the Diva calls her go-to pattern, but it sure is one of my favorites! I like the motion of it. It's fluid and I like the way it feels.
This is an ATC for another swap over at Swap-Bot. I think it's kind of sweet.
The woman I'm sending it to has an profile name of DixieHellCat. Love it!
I finished up the February round robin and it's bitter-sweet.
This is for a three-person round robin hosted by Jackie Wright on the Artistic Treasure Swap page on Facebook. This particular tangle was started the first week of February by Mildred Galliher who created the Zentangle Explorations page back in 2013.
Sadly, Mildred passed away on February 12th. Now that this is complete, I'll sent it on to Jacki who was friends with Mildred.
There's a lot that can be taken from this - Don't go to bed angry. Never leave someone you love without telling them you love them. Maybe it just boils down to this - Do your best. Do your best (creating, loving, living, you fill in the blank) every day because you don't know if there will be another one.
The second challenge is for a swap. It was a 4x6 ZIA that had to be on green card stock or have green ink. I'm not crazy about this color green, but I do love my white gelly pen. I think I need to buy a backup next time I'm out!
I signed up for an ATC swap where the challenge is that the ATC cannot be made of paper or cardboard. As soon as I saw that I knew what I was going to do. Zentangle Shrinky Dink!
Step one - Have husband dig some good friends out from that top shelf in the closet.
Step two - realize that my Incredible Shrinky Dinks Maker is too small for the task at hand, but at least it's within reach for some other ideas that are now percolating!
Based on the assumption that the sheet would shrink to 30% of it's original size and my target was a 2.5 x 3.5 inch ATC, I cut the plastic to a 7.5 x 10 inch rectangle.
Step three - into the oven. The back of the package said that for larger pieces, a lower oven temp would result in a longer shrink time and reduce distortion. I set the oven at 275 degrees. The package recommended 300 - 350, so it wasn't significantly lower.
Step four - worry
Step five - How cute is this?
I did not reach my target size of 2.5 x 3.5 (this shrunk down to 3 x 4.25) so it's back to the drawing board tomorrow.
And that's a wrap on month two of my Year of Creativity!