At Christmas, I gave a friend an amaryllis bulb. She watered it, it grew, and then gave her some of the most beautiful blooms. I visited her the other day and it was producing a second set of blooms. I didn’t know they did that.
At any rate, I’m going to get myself an amaryllis next year. Here where we’re buried in snow all winter long, I could use a bit of color. Pretty, pretty.
I recently found a group on Facebook and a new expression of Zentangle art – Dingbatz. It’s been around for a while, but I just now stumbled onto it.
Basically you make small bits of art using Zentangle patterns. They can be tucked on an envelope, a bookmark, or any place just big enough for a few strokes of a pen.
Here are a couple of my first tries in my tiny sketchbook.
Because they are so small they don’t take much time to do. I can sneak one anytime I have a few minutes of free time.
Today is Valentine’s Day and the perfect time to start thinking about baby bunnies.
It’s a good time of year here in Washington for bunny family planning. By the time the kits are born, the weather will be warming up and I should be out in my bunny tractor. A bit of hay and some nice soft fur and I’ll be ready for my new little darlings.
I wonder how many kits I’ll have. What will I name them? Perhaps this time I’ll give them all flower names.
Every time I hit the Oregon coast I stock up on fish and chips. This trip I’ve tried them at three different restaurants. (Kyllo’s was the best out of the three.)
Paul and I also spend far too much time discussing who has the best clam chowder. (And since it’s my blog I’m declaring The Chowder Bowl as the best.)
And, of course, dessert …
… and more walking along the beach.
My sweetie and I are taking a few days off at the Oregon coast. It’s on our bucket list and we need a break after a busy, tough season.
It’s a bit overcast and cool, but you can’t beat a few days at the oceanside.
I love these little sandpipers. They toddle all over the beach without getting wet. And, of course, there’s the occasional driftwood.
Later today we’ll have clam chowder at our favorite hole-in-wall restaurant and, weather permitting, walk the beach some more.
I planned to work on my Zentangle pattern collection this year (and I still will), but it’s not motivating me to create art. So, I went lookin’ for something to do.
I found this challenge (Zen-Untangled 2020) to create a book of step-outs for official Zentangle patterns, plus a little fun with strings and using those patterns.
I grabbed a sketchbook and started working on week one’s assignment (I’ll eventually catch up). Here’s one of my favorite patterns. It’s so simple, but it can look really elegant and you can use it in a zillion different ways.
And here is a “Z” string and the assigned four patterns.