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Zentangle Coasters 11 to 20

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My collection of Zentangle coasters is coming along nicely. I seem to be playing more with the shading now, to add dimension. There are days when I just don’t know what to doodle anymore but I keep doing it anyway. In this batch, I did one of the coaster with a metallic gel pen so it doesn’t have many fine lines and it looks a bit different. Can you spot it?

I haven’t decided yet what my daily art project will be for February. I’m open to suggestions if you have them. Keep in mind that I don’t knit or crochet…

Have a nice week!

 

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Journals

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This is the pile of small journals and notebooks I’m working in these days. I have several more journals that are incomplete and which I plan to fill up this year. And when I say several, I mean at least five or six.

The ones in this photo all have different purposes: the one at the bottom is my lettering journal (made from a dollar store composition book) and I’m using it to write quotes in pretty lettering for Kate’s #letteringjanuary challenge; the second one is to keep track of a daily ritual I started in August (1 self portrait + 1$ in a jar each day until my 40th birthday); the third book is an altered book I just started for Journal 52 and Colour Me Positive; the 4th book is for Lisa Sonora’s class Creative + Practice; the 5th book is my planner (altered dollar store notebook); and, finally, my mini Moleskine I can carry with me at all times.

In front of the journal pile is a stack of 31 blank coasters. I’m drawing Zentangles on them, one per day, for the month of January. I’ll post the first batch at the end of the week.

How many journals/notebooks and or projects are you working on right now?

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Challenges

For those who wanted more information about Art Abandonment, you can go to Micheal De Meng’s blog. The idea is simply to create art and abandon the piece for someone else to find and enjoy. This one is a 4″x4″ coaster which has been decorated with waterproof pens and markers. Same little character as the first abandonment. She’s new and hasn’t told me her story yet.

Another challenge I’ve decided to take up is to draw every day, using this list. Tammy of Daisy Yellow has inspired me to get started and I will share my drawings one a week for as long as I create them.

Lastly, the biggest challenge of all, is the unpacking + organizing of my apartment. So many boxes, so much stuff… I’m doing one or two boxes at a time so I don’t get overwhelmed but it’s taking a lot of time. So maybe I should get off the computer and do a little more… 😉

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She’s baack! – La revoilà!

Hello dear readers!

I’m sorry for being gone so long without any explanation. Life got in the way of creating and blogging. Also, there was the wee matter of a break-up. But now I’m back and I’m here to stay… I hope!

I haven’t done many things in the past month except work, work and work. I started Nanowrimo and even though I’m still technically participating, I know I won’t have 50,000 words by the end of the month. And I’m ok with it.

I’ve been stuck in a rut, creatively speaking, so last weekend, I decided to participate in a small challenge (no prize, only the satisfaction of having done something!) The card above is the result of that. The challenge was issued by our local scrapbook store on their blog and on Facebook. My mother has been doing all their challenges so far and her projects are beautiful!

From now until the end of December, I will try to post at least once or twice per week but I will definitely be working on a new schedule and some projects for 2012. Until next time… have a nice day and smile! 🙂

Bonjour chères lectrices!

Je suis désolé de m’être absentée si longtemps sans explication. La vie a pris le dessus sur mon temps de création et de blogging. Aussi, il y a eu une rupture amoureuse. Mais maintenant je suis de retour et espère l’être pour de bon!

Je n’ai pas fait grand chose pendant le dernier mois à part travailler, travailler et travailler. J’ai commencé Nanowrimo et même si je participe encore, je sais que je n’aurai pas 50,000 mots d’ici la fin du mois. Et ça me va comme ça.

J’étais prise dans une routine, côté créatif, alors la fin de semaine dernière, j’ai décidé de participer à un défi (aucun prix sinon la satisfaction d’avoir fait quelque chose!) La carte ci-haut en est le résultat. Le défi a été lancé par notre boutique de scrapbooking locale sur leur blogue et Facebook. Ma mère participe au défi à chaque semaine et ses projets sont très beaux!

D’ici la fin décembre, je vais tenter de bloguer au moins une ou deux fois par semaine mais je vais définitivement travailler sur un nouvel horaire et des projets pour 2012. D’ici là… passez une belle journée et souriez! 🙂

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30 coasters and 700 posts – 30 sous-verres et 700 articles

It’s the last day of September and I now have a nice stack of zentangle coasters! I am looking for a good way to seal them so they can be used as real coasters. And if that works, I will put them in my shop. Meanwhile, today’s post is #700 and I thought it would be a good idea to have a little giveaway. So, comment on this post before next Friday and you will have a chance to receive your very own Zentangle coaster as well as an envelope filled with crafty goodness.

Good luck and have a nice weekend!

C’est le dernier jour de Septembre et j’ai enfin une belle pile de sous-verres zentangles! Je recherche une bonne façon de les sceller pour les utiliser en tant que vrai sous-verres. Et si ça fonctionne, il se retrouveront dans ma boutique. En attendant, ceci est l’article #700 et je pensais que ce serait une bonne idée de faire un petit tirage. Alors, laissez votre commentaire ici avant Vendredi prochain et vous aurez la chance de recevoir votre propre sous-verre Zentangle ainsi qu’une enveloppe remplie d’items amusants pour bricoler.

Bonne chance et bonne fin de semaine!

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Zentangle coasters – Sous-verres zentangles

September has been such a busy month for me that I haven’t been able to actually do one coaster per day. Some days, I did none while other days I made two or three. I’m still a little behind for this week but I will complete the last of my coasters before the weekend, that’s for sure. My mother has been doing really well with this project and I am so proud of her for keeping it up.

Le mois de Septembre a été bien rempli pour moi et je n’ai pas été capable de faire un sous-verre par jour. Certains jours, je n’en ai pas fait alors que d’autres jours, j’en ai fait deux ou trois. Je suis encore un peu en retard cette semaine mais je vais compléter les derniers sous-verres avant la fin de semaine, c’est certain. Ma mère se débrouille bien avec ce projet et je suis fière d’elle pour avoir continué tout au long du mois.


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Pink Zentangle – Zentangle Rose

After yesterday’s blue zentangle, here is a pink one. I love doing the colored shading. It really completes the drawing.

A bit of a blog announcement: I have decided to change my blogging habits so that I can find some balance in all aspects of my life. Since I don’t want to stop blogging completely, and instead of taking a break, as of next week, I will blog 3 days per week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Maybe an occasional post on other days if I have something really special or important to share right then and there. Hopefully, this will mean posts with more content, better photography and possibly some tutorials… Time will tell!

Pour faire suite au zentangle bleu d’hier, en voici un rose. J’aime faire l’ombrage colorée. Ça complète vraiment le dessin.

Une petite nouvelle pour le blog: j’ai décidé de changer mes habitudes de blogage pour pouvoir trouver l’équilibre dans tous les aspects de ma vie. Comme je ne veux pas arrêter de bloguer complètement. et plutôt que de prendre une pause, dès la semaine prochaine, je bloguerai 3 jours par semaine: Lundi, Mercredi et Vendredi. Et peut-être un article occasionnel les autres jours si j’ai quelques chose de vraiment spécial ou important à partager sur le moment. Avec un peu de chance, ceci amènera des articles avec plus de contenu, de meilleures photographies et possiblement des tutoriels… Le temps nous le dira!

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