Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Weekly Challenge #218
'White on Black on Found'

   For the Diva's weekly challenge, she asked us to use white on black, this time. Since I have been playing with Rock decorating, I thought I might as well try using the calligraphy pen w/nib and ink to do my entry. Wow, I love how easy it flows. Mind you, the nib has to be dipped into the ink, here and there, but it shows up so strong and it's easy to make fine lines. You oughta give it a try! I am still learning though. It takes some mastering and getting used to. I then used the white charcoal pencil to do some shading. Fun, fun, Fun!!!! Thank you Laura for the great challenge. I don't use white o black as much as I'd like to.
Here are the products I used. (click on images to enlarge)

My 8 year old son came up with this quote, I thought it was so precious that I just had to use it!  (Since I leave Zentangle
Acts of Kindness with quotes on them, all around, he wanted to come up with some that I could use.)

Here are just a few more rocks that I have done to give away. Please check out this blog MagaMerlina , I found her on Pinterest. Her post got me inspired to try rock decorating!!! She is awesome!!!!

My daughter's preschool teacher.

   We have been having such wonderful weather here. Staying in the low to the mid 70's. Love, Love, it!!!!!!

The kiddos enjoying the weather and eating lunch outside.
   Just want to send a great BIG "THANK YOU" for all your loving messages last week. My Mother-in-Laws funeral is tomorrow and it has been a tough time for family. But we are making it through. 
(((((hugs)))) to you all! 
   I apologize if I don't leave a response to your message on my blog, but I can't seem to leave a reply. I checked everything in blogger, but I don't know why it doesn't allow me to do so. So if you do leave a message, I do try and reply on your blog. Thanks for the sunshine!!!


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Kari said...

Gorgeous work! Love the quote your son came up with!

Annette P.-L. said...

Wonderful post, dear Annette! Love the stones and the piece with this wise quote! Beautifully done!

lilystangles said...

All are absolutely beautiful! My fave is your fantastic Zendala :)

Marta said...

Wow!!! Such a gorgeous piece so beautifully done! And the quote is fabulous and even better that it came from your son :). Love the rocks as well! Great idea.

Tangles and More said...

I would think using a calligraphy pen would be difficult. Looks like you were able to control it well. Is some nice flowing work. I like the rocks. Did you use the pen on them? I would think that would wear the nib.

David Hunter said...

A beautiful Tile. Love how you worked your wonderful design into the scalloped edges of the Tile. What a great idea, to use tools of the Calligrapher. A gorgeous result. Your sons message is so poignant. Love the Rock work. They look like a lot of fun. Condolences to your and your family.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Annette...your son's quote is priceless! Kids say the most wonderful things sometimes. Nice work, I've never worked on rock/stone! I know what you mean about this weather. Overcast here again today and doubt it will get really hot...feel like we are living a charmed life.

Gloria j Zucaro said...

Beautiful work Annette. I am sorry for your loss. I want to be wherever you are at 70 degrees! Still pretty cool and dreary in my area of Illinois. I thank you for showing the materials you used also.

Unknown said...

These are beautiful!

Becky said...

Beautiful pieces, I love your stones and the idea of leaving them for people to find is so sweet.

Take care of yourself this week, I know there are a lot of hearts with you.

LezliB said...

Your quote piece is so elegantly done! And to use the caligrapher's pen to do it all...all I can say is wow! The rocks are just as beautifully done as well. Condolences on your mother-in-law's death to you and yours.

Sue Sharp said...

Lovely post and really stunning work of white on black!