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The Zentangle® Method, created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Diva Weekly Challenge #236

"Tangle on something unexpected." I chose to work on leaves that I gathered from the university campus where my daughter was studying fifteen years ago. I was visiting her, and saw some of the most beautiful autumn leaves ever. This was her first semester away from home, and she shuddered as I stopped every 10 seconds to pick up leaves. (Collecting autumn leaves is an addiction I have.) As the fifteen-year old leaves were quite brittle, I had to use a VERY light touch with my gold pen and Sakura sepia brush pen. The latter worked beautifully on the irregular texture.I took a picture of the leaves on a paper I made from onion skins and, yes, leaves. 



30 comments:

  1. What a nice collection. They turned out great!

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  2. These are so very beautiful: both, leaves and tangles.

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  3. Wow, you really chose a difficult surface and the finished leaves look like batik. Very lovely.

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  4. Beautiful story, beautiful work!

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  5. So beautiful. I can't believe those 15 year old leaves were still "workable"! What a lovely memory too!

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  6. This is absolutely stunning - I love it . And the gold works so well with the red colour of the leaf!

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    1. Thanks, Simone! You always use such lovely colors!

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  7. Gorgeous. Am amazed you could do this without them crumbling.

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  8. wow these are beautiful! Crazy thing about saving leaves, it doesn't stop! They re all so beautiful. Unfortunately, the ones we get here are never super colorful, because they dry up before they turn color. Yay, for So Ca!! You did an awesome job!! :0) Annette

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    1. Thanks, Annette! I go nuts in the autumn :) Too many leaves for too few phone books, which aren't what they used to be!

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  9. These must have been so difficult to do but they are really stunning.

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    1. Autumn in North Carolina :) Thanks, Yorkshire Tortoise!

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  11. These are so wonderful, and their fragility makes them even more special! Thank you for bringing us the beauty of autumn in tangles!

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  12. This has opened up a WHOLE new world ;) (My daughter used to call me Mother Nature, as I would gather so many leaves and bring them home!)

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