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Day Twenty Two, Creation Twenty Two

Guilty as charged. You caught me in the act of ignoring my blog like the plague. It’s not like I don’t care, I do. However, I just didn’t feel like posting for a while- you know?

Not only that, I haven’t really created anything in over a week. Now that’s really lame. Ironically, I have been sitting on this particular day/tile for long time, I just haven’t gotten around to talking about it yet.

Honestly, I still don’t really feel like posting anything today, but the guilt of not doing anything is getting to me. Funny how “guilt” can get you to do things you don’t really want to do but do it anyway.

So here it goes…

Color equals happiness; rain and clouds equals me being bored out of my skull. So let’s talk about color instead of the rain pouring outside my window currently, shall we?

As you can see from my little picture I used color and plenty of it. It was great to explore more color for this day’s challenge. Also, I learned some new fun tangles called “Tagh” and “Tat”, fun names- right? These new tangles were very organic looking and I thought immediately it would great to pay homage to nature by mimicking leaf and tree branches.

Instead of drawing a loose string for this tile, I decided on some finite leaf-like shapes in each corner that was filled with “Tagh” and colored with greens and browns. The bright green leafy pattern is created from a “Tat” variation and I filled in the rest of the tile with branches which was topped off with a “Tat” to represent flowers.

Overall, I finding that I love working with color using the Zentangle method which makes working with color easy and approachable. As I have stated in a previous blog entry, I normally shied away from using color and relatively new to using it in my art. Previously color theory and me didn’t get along to well. I used to run away from color to escape to my comfortable black and white world of graphite drawings with an occasional break of bland monochromatic schemes.

Thanks for taking the journey with me as I continue to explore the world of color a little more.

Until next time…

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"Drawing for me is to escape one's own reality by creating another"

2 thoughts on “Day Twenty Two, Creation Twenty Two

  1. Pretty, comforting and especially love that you are investigating “color”. It brings dimension and arouses the beholder’s senses. Yep, I love it šŸ™‚

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