A very quick blog entry tonight (for the origin of this post's title, read here). For Laura's Weekly Challenge, both Mel (Lone Creature) and I drew (tangled) coffee mugs. (Travel coffee mugs: a sheet of paper - shown unrolled below - is inserted inside the outer, clear plastic mug cover.) So, for a change, I did ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) for this Challenge, instead of a traditional Zentangle.
|My new coffee mug - every side (finished, shaded pics tomorrow).|
I started mine Tuesday (yesterday)... and have only – so far – taken photographs of it *prior* to shading. But I wanted to share it with you all straight away. I'm really pleased with how it's turned out! Today I finished all the shading, and I'll post that tomorrow, if I can find some spare blogging time.
|Section of my tangled mug showing Ixorus and an Ixorus tangleation.|
Thanks, Laura, for yet another fun challenge.
|The entire tangled insert unrolled.|
And I love Ixorus. Betweed may be finally going to take a back seat to this new love affair. You will see that I've used both basic Ixorus and also one of the tangleations* based on the structure of Ixorus - also seen on the Zentangle newsletter.
* "tan-gle-a-tion (tan-gəl-ā-shən) noun 1. A noticeable variation of an existing tangle" ← from Zentangle newsletter
Some close-ups of each section of the mug (you can click on any of the photographs below to see larger versions):
Very much looking forward to using my mug out and about. I suspect it will become a great conversation starter!
|Kit's new favourite mug.|