Diva challenge #236 by me...Lee Darter Tangle on an unexpected serface...
Lessons learned on this challenge 1. Some maps have a coating that destroy Microns, I lost 3 doing this project. 2. When you get a feeling about something go with it.... I found an old atlas that I thought would work as art some how. The next day I read the Diva challenge. 3. Pay attention to what you are doing when you are doing it ---Mindfulness! I put the letters in the wrong place. Just because north is up does not necessarily make it north! I guess according to the map it is up but the way I drew the arrows is off just a little and I think if I had set the letters above the arrows it would have made it artistically look better. Or maybe I should have paid more attention when I put the arrows on. 4. Look for happiness in what ever you are doing. This project frustrated me for so many reasons this week. I am also trying to finish the newsletter for my charity so I have had to squeeze it in. I do not enjoy have to squeeze in Zentangle, I mean I really only want to do tangle all the time. But I did have a great time imagining how wonderful it would be to visit all the place on the map! As I was drawing over the names of awesome places I was envisioning what they might look like and how I would dress if I went there. Places like the Navaho Indian Reservation or Escalante Desert, Rainbow Bridge National Monument and of course Monument Valley.
Diva Challenge #236 by Verne F. Creating on something unexpected.
Sloopy (Verne's dog) walks around with his bowl in his mouth a lot. Soo...
An unexpected surface.
By Verne F.
This amazing drawing was done on a photograph in a magazine....I know right, I thought is was on a real skull too! The drawing is by Verne F.
(The article is "The disappearance of the Neanderthals" from a LIFE book called "Secrets of the ancients" The photo is by Stefano Bianchetti (a stock photo from Corbis)