Almost Spring

Time for more Zendala art (template from LonettA’s CreA(R)Tive’s). I’ve been working on my Zentangle pattern collection and found several new patterns to try. Here’s pearly with a bunch of lines to add some depth.

pattern: pearly
materials: printer paper, micron, pencil, white gel pen

Life on the property has been pretty fun of late. Willow and my other two female bunnies (Cedar and Licorice) had litters a few days ago. Everyone seems safe and healthy so far. In another couple of days, I’ll take a more serious head count and do a bit of cleanup.

Forest, my DIL and I are talking about putting all our bunnies in a colony. What that means is our bunnies would live together in a large barn/run unit. It’s a lot less work for upkeep, but we may have to remove the males now and then to keep the numbers down (rabbits do breed like … rabbits). We’re still talking through all the angles. If we do make the move, I’ll give y’all a look at the process.

The snow is receding and we’re dealing with a bit of mud. When that’s done and temperatures are a bit warmer, we’ll call it Spring and start outside work in the garden and on the house. We bought a couple of bare root fruit trees and I ordered a few more landscape trees and some thornless blackberries.

Most of my people activities have been canceled because of the coronavirus. No church, no gatherings, no swimming at the gym for my sweetie. We’re trying to stay connected by phone and computer. I hope y’all are staying safe and have plenty of toilet paper. Take care.

toilet paper image credit © Alexas_Fotos / Pixabay

Willow’s Corner – Maybe Later

My bunny mommy was talking about moving me into a new home in the bunny field. I was so excited, but then …

Ah well, I’m busy pulling fur for my new litter of babies anyhow. I am snug as a bug in a rug in the bunny barn until the weather changes. (When my little ones arrive and get a bit bigger I’ll share pictures.)

Willow

Little

Another dingbatz. These little bits of art are fun!

patterns: c-bun, druppel, tipple, and 123 O’Leary
materials: my little sketchbook, micron, pencil

Sniffle

My sweetie and I have been sick for the last week or so. No art. No adventures. Just lots of tissues.

We are expecting a mess of baby bunnies within the week though, but we’re having to hunker down and keep everybody warm with very low temperatures on the way (forecast has us in the single digits … we’ll see). I’ll keep you apprised.

image credit
tissues © Kelly Sikkema / Unsplash

Spiral

I love this month’s template from LonettA’s CreA(R)Tive’s. It’s a simple spiral, but the effect of different patterns is amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever used a spiral string before. I may have to do a few more. 🙂


patterns: lokomotive, jalousie, knightsbridge, k’ling, and jajazz
materials: printer paper, micron, pencil, white charcoal pencil

This is week 7 of the Zen-Untangled 2020 challenge. The patterns were supposed to be done on a Bijou tile. I didn’t have one so I drew a 2″ square in my sketchbook.

Zen-Untangled 2020 – Week 7
patterns: hibred, enyshou, and higgins
materials: sketchbook, micron, & pencil

Pretty, Pretty

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.

Dingbatz

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.

Willow’s Corner – They Do Grow Up Fast

I was hopping around on YouTube the other day and found this amazing clip. (Of course, my babies were much cuter, but it is fun to see the little ones grow up.)

I’m looking forward to a new litter of kits around the middle of March.

Willow

More Beautiful Patterns

I’m plugging right along in my latest challenge. I think I should be caught up sometime next week (the group is working on a week 7 challenge).

Zen-Untangled 2020 – Week 5
patterns: mooka, doo dah, fescue, and a little zinger
materials: sketchbook, micron, & pencil
Zen-Untangled 2020 – Week 6
patterns: xircus, fracus, facade, and ibex
materials: sketchbook, micron, & pencil

Willow’s Corner – Baby Bunnies

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.

Willow

Image credit © Miroslava Chrienova / Pixabay