Two weeks in a row, say whaaaat?

Last weekend I had a lot of fun watching everyone join my new Skillshare class! I have high hopes for this class and it’s renewed my motivation to get a lot more classes out and more regularly.

I also had a chance to finish a small watercolor commission for a friend. She wanted a large watercolor piece to hang in her bedroom, over her bed. We chatted about size and budget and decided that a tapestry with a print of the watercolor piece would be the best route! She’ll also get the original. It was a nice change of pace for me to work with my watercolors after working so heavily on my computer the previous week. The looseness of how watercolors can be used is a dramatic contrast to working with technology and deadlines!

One of several layers. Using a beachy palette that I just love!

While I was waiting for one of the layers of paint to dry (and there were many!), I was playing around with my Rotring Isograph pen. The ink had dried up a bit, so I had to clean it out and get it writing again. Once I started to get the ink going again I was playing with a few tangle-y elements and out popped this cool pattern!

Rotring Isograph with white ink, on black Zentangle® Apprentice tile

I named it Spirawings, and I’ll share here with you the deconstruction and a video! It’s basically a Frankenstein’s monster of multiple tangles – Joki, Mooka, Dra-wings. So, I won’t say I created it, instead I composed it.

Pen: MonteVerde Regatta Northern Lights,
Ink: Noodlers Cactus Fruit Eel

I think Dra-wings is a pattern that this is closest to. But it’s also a pattern I just.cannot.do. I don’t know why, but it just turns out like mush. So Spirawings is probably the closest I’ll ever get to what is intended by the steps.

If you’d like to watch me complete the steps, check out my video on Youtube, just below. I’ll also have it posted on Instagram! Otherwise, feel free to download a copy of the steps I created just for you!

If you haven’t already, check out my Skillshare class! There are still a few free links available, but they do expire on June 7th! You don’t need to enter any payment info in order to use this link, but you may have to enter your name and email address (Skillshare likes to make sure you’re human and not a robot I think). Link: Choose Your Own Tangle Adventure

I am going to try and revive this blog a bit, so hopefully you’ll be hearing from me more often! I expect to write a little bit each month!

Until next time! – Sarah