First, the lesson learned…. don’t wait, scan or photograph and download every day. I haven’t done it since I returned from up north and it took me all morning to get images ready to post.
Now, Little Gems. I’ve been looking at everything I did up north and trying to decide where to go next. I had some I think I like but not sure and some that I knew I didn’t like but wasn’t sure where to go with them. I finally decided all I could do was do something, anything, just start so here they are at a stage I’m happier with but still not sure they’re done.
I’ll have to look at them for awhile before I decide.
Meanwhile, I have been doing other things. Do you believe your guardian angel puts things in your path? I do. When I was in Petoskey with my friend Terry, we were in a bookstore, not to buy, we just love being around books. I happened upon something colorful, opened it up and discovered something I’ve been playing with ever since. The book (which I bought) is Zenspirations. Here is one of my first attempts…..
I love the dangles. While the Zentangle phenomenon is fun, it’s more structured which just isn’t me. This is structured but only slightly.
And they are perfect for a new sketchbook I have. Mike VerDuin of VerDuin’s Printing here in Grand Haven is a family friend, Rather than throw some paper away because they could no longer use it, he made a few sketchbooks and gave me one. It’s great paper for pen and ink and just a bit of watercolor, perfect for the dangles. It has become my morning practice. Today I did one that allows for journaling too.
Now, back to work and I will try to remember to scan or photograph at the end of the day.