Thursday, December 20, 2007

Zentangle


I posted this sketch to one of my on-line groups recently, and thought since I don't have much else to share at the moment, I'd post it here to. Someone had pointed us to the zentangle website with the comment that here was something she'd been doing forever and didn't realize it was a learnable, marketable technique! I'd just made this sketch, trying to capture from memory the plowed fields I'd seen driving through the Palouse on my way to Thanksgiving dinner. (Go here to see a photo of the real thing.) Gee, I thought, is THAT what I was doing? Drawing those curving lines certainly was a meditative process, I have to admit.

I was working on cards this afternoon when the sun broke through the clouds and flooded the room. Oh, I do so like quilting in natural light, and it was killing me to stay at my desk, my back to that wonderful sunshine. So I set priority aside and hand quilted on the cross piece for about an hour. Ah, sinful bliss!

3 comments:

The Wittering Rainbow said...

No I didn't realize there was a name for sketches like that. Well I never. I could see great possiblilites with your drawing - had you anything in mind? I also loved the photo on the last posting too. Fancy living somewhere like that! Lucky you.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Yes, I did have something in mind for this. Would like to do a wholecloth machine quilting thing. I've really liked my experiments with closely spaced parallel stitching lines (sometimes done before the quilting, sometimes as the quilting). I was so taken with the lines I was seeing that it seemed a natural to quilt them into a piece.

And yes, lucky me. Years ago I visited this area, staying in a time-share condo on the lake. I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd actually end up living here, let alone with a view of the lake like this. God must have decided to take pity on me!

Ahava Hopps Brooke said...

like your idea for a whole cloth quilt. be sure to post it if you get it done.