silk ivy and pansies decorate our copper water fountain
dining room Note: remember when hanging something from the chandelier to always check that you can still see the person on the other side of the table! ...we take the egg paper lantern down when we eat! ;o)
terracotta bunnies at the front door
and again the nature table
We usually hang our eggs but this year I displayed them in a bowl What are you decorating your home with this Easter? ~ joey ~
I don't know about you, but I am ready for Spring!
I'm not much of a pastel colours person, but there is something about Easter that makes me want to put out all the soft Spring colours, and a nature table is the perfect place to display them. I also love that many of the items are handmade by us or by people we know!
Here's what I have included this year...
My needle felted pussy willows are holding some of the most precious handmade eggs that we have made, including two Ukrainian Pysanky eggs that my daughter made at school. Also included are some painted wood eggs, dyed eggs and watercolour painted eggs. It's just not Spring without a flock of sheep and these little woolen gals were so easy to make.
The tissue covered minilanterns were made by my kids when they were younger and I love how colourful they are when the light shines through them. The bunny is made of concrete and I picked it up unfinished at the Thrift Store. A coat of paint and he's more than welcome on our table.
I absolutely adore this bowl filled with our watercolour painted eggs. The Portuguese bowl was a gift from my mother in law.
This rooster egg cup has been in my family since the 1970's. I'm not sure which family member painted it as they forgot to carve their initials on the bottom, but it totally takes me back to my childhood. The egg inside is a candle. The sleeping bunny (shown on the end of the table in the first photo) was painted by my Great Aunt when I was young and is very treasured. I have always loved the colours that she chose for the bunny's quilt!
I'll be back tomorrow with some of the decorating that I have done around our home,
I hope you will stop by.
Do you decorate a special place in your home for the holidays?
With this challenge, Adele chooses a "string" (the curvy line that separates the patterns) and suggests some patterns that you can include in your drawing. It's a great way to learn more about strings and practice new patterns!
I wanted to try drawing on brown cardstock so made my challenge into a card. I used black pigment pens to draw the patterns, a white opaque marker to fill in the highlight and a white Sakura gelly roll pen for the tiny dots. The patterns are Crescent Moon, Cayke, Chillon and Cadent.
If you are interested in participating, the "It's a String Thing" challenges are posted on the Tickled to Tangle blog every Tuesday with a "gallery show" the following Monday of all the drawings submitted.
I can see myself spending many more hours exploring this new (to me) form of drawing!
Hello and welcome to the Zentangle® weekly challenge!
Here's how it works:
Every Monday I:
- choose a technique or style of drawing
- include some examples and guidelines for the challenge.
Throughout the week:
- when you have completed your artwork, return to this post to Link Up a photo of your artwork.
Note: if you don't feel comfortable sharing your drawings then please let us know you are participating by leaving a comment.
Please only share photos, posts or Pins that you have done yourself AND match the week's challenge. Every week I will have a new challenge so you will have plenty of opportunities to share your art! Please remember this is a child friendly site.
Use the comment section to tell us about your drawing or to ask
questions. Offering support to your fellow artists is cool too!
I am not a 'strictly by the book Tangler', I find that drawing
Zentangles awakens my creativity which often leads to other drawing
techniques and styles. For more info about the art of Zentangle® click here. For my weekly challenges I will be combining several drawing techniques
in these challenges so that each challenge will be fresh, stimulating
* * * With Easter coming up I have been inspired by how decorated Easter eggs and Zentangles go so well together. So it seemed only natural that this week's challenge include an egg!
So, here are the guidelines: - your artwork must include an egg shape - you must use a minimum of 4 different zentangle patterns (label them in the comments) INCLUDING the pattern Warped Eggs. Whether you draw an egg or draw on an egg, I'm really looking forward to seeing the patterns you choose and how they look together.
When you are done, photograph your work and come back to Link Up your Z'egg'tangle to the Gallery below. (instructions at the bottom of this post if you need them or email me with any questions.)
Enjoy the week! There will be a challenge on Easter Monday! See you then, ~ joey ~
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