Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Weekly Challenge #190
"Pink for Ardath"

   Laura, at the Diva, has asked us to show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness, the color of October!!! She shares her heartwarming story about her grandmother, Ardath.
   Unfortunately, I'm sure we all know someone, possibly even related to someone, who has had to suffer from this disease. October is 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month', and we are showing our support to ALL who are affected by Breast Cancer.

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Tangles used: '120 Ribbonz', 'Itsy Twisty', and 'Heart Rope'

   I used watercolor paints on this and then my Micron and pink pen. (I really don't know how to use watercolors. I am self taught with all art techniques, so I have not really dabbled with watercolor that much. But as with a lot of things, Zentangle has brought me to the challenge. I now, have the desire and the 'want' to learn more.) 
   Anyway, the coloring looks so different due to the sun when taking the pic. The bottom one is more to the real color.


Weekly Challenge

   Here in sunny California, I have heard of a word very similar to Umbra, which is Ombra! It's a type of hair coloring that is done. Dark at the roots to light at the ends. When I looked up umbra in the dictionary, the hair color idea would work, but I wasn't too sure about it. So I went with another definition of the word.
umbra-a phantom or shadowy apparition, as of someone or something not physically present; ghost; spectral image.
   So that's the one I decided to use. (especially since Halloween is right around the corner)
I tried to make him see through looking. Best I could do!
   Hope this worked! And have an awesome week everybody!!!

Share Humanity

Life has been one big time-limit lately, so I haven't been able to get to everybody's blog and leave messages. (I feeeeeel sooooooo bad, I'm sorry!!) I barely even looked at last weeks entries. So, it looks like it will be that way until the end of the year! So many apologies ahead of time. But my family, home and work need me more right now. I'm hoping to still do the challenges, ( I need some art time to keep me sane) but they'll be sweet and short, probably. We'll see!
   Many blessings and ((((hugs)))) to all! 



Didisch said...

Love your Pink colored ZIA. I like the way you wrapped the pink ribbons to a heartshape to symbolize the love and hope. And your background with water colors is great. For me I have tried to do so for the first time to, but my pink turned into red on my papers, so I think you did a great great job by getting it this beautiful pink color.

MySpecialist said...

This is a collection of some awesome work! You're beautiful and all is cool. I completely understand and support your life rhythm (I suspect we all do). It doesn't matter if you comment or not. And we'll enjoy your art every chance we get.

Anne's tangle blog said...

I do hope you will find the time to tangle, because it will give you some time to unwind.
Your zia's are lovely!

lilystangles said...

Very nice ☺

chrissie said...

Wonderful work from you and a terrificinchie

Love Chrisdie x

Kia said...

love your spooky inchie - great drawing

your hope zia is very nice - well done - love how you have used the pink ribbon as the p

David Hunter said...

Very nice inchie. Your challenge Tile is wonderful. Your adventure with watercolor is a success, very effective. Love your design It reminds me of a decorated cake.

jeanchaneyaz said...

I love how you used the ribbon to do the letter P. Your Inchie looks spooky. Fun! Not to worry; we all go through periods when priorities change. We're all friends here and no one will fault you for putting family first. Do keep tangling :)

freebird7100 said...

I adore your breast cancer zentangle it is awesome. I cant wait until the day when we all can say that we DON'T know someone who has had cancer. You're inchie is awesome as well. Love the direction, I think it is my fav this week. Also dont worry bout not being able to leave posts, while we all love to hear from you we all would rather you be present in your families lives. Take care and enjoy your artsy moments and be blessed my friend

bmlilith60 said...

Your inchie is a nice interpretation. Your Diva challenge tiles are exquisite, especially the hope one. No need to apologize for not getting to all the posts. We all have other things going on and understand that there are other priorities. Whenever you can post your artwork or comments they will be appreciated.

hesedetang * said...

I really enjoyed your pink ZIA :) It is a lot of fun, and I like how positive it feels :)

cstocks said...

Annette, your ZIA for the challenge is very well done and the inchie concept is great. Power on! Have a brilliant day! c

WendyK said...

Your tiles and inchies are lovely, great ideas.

Anonymous said...

Great Zia!