Monday, July 16, 2012

Zendala Dare 14


My first thought when I saw the template for this week's dare - very small and this will be difficult - not enough to stop me just take a little pause before diving in.  Another first thought was seeing strings of beads.  Anyone that knows me knows I have a love hate relationship with beads.  I love them however the beads don't seem to care for me all that much.  I didn't intend a bead motif that's what appeared so I went with it.

Zendala Dare 14
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Still playing a little catch up with the dare - here is last week's entry.  The added element to Dare 13 - Play with Paper - the only rule was you cannot use the official Zentangle tile or Zendala paper.  For a fun read check out Erin's post on her love of all things paper here.  I pushed the outer edges of the envelope in my definition of paper - I woodburned the dare on a piece of basswood. 

The reason I've been so behind on completing the dares is that I  also participate in an annual swap with a group of online pyrographers.  All of those tiles were due July 1st so I've been spending most of my free time working on those.  Also, when I read Erin's post - it's an apt description of my love affair with wood that I can burn on.   I just used paper in it's hardest state for the dare.  It's the first tile and I've posted a few of the tiles I did for the swap.


Zendala Dare #13 Play with Paper





 A few additional tiles from the Woodburner Swap











9 comments:

Sue Jacobs CZT said...

Love the woodburning tangles! I've tried it a few times and haven't mastered the even burn lines - I'm in awe of yours.

Anonymous said...

Your zendala dare is lovely! Like the contrast black / white.

Annemarie Huijts

Art lessons from Belgium. said...

The woodburn tiles are lovely.
The dare of this week is great!

Sue Clark said...

What a lot of eye candy here...love them all! Your woodburning work always amazes me, wonderful!

Creating said...

So beautiful your work. Love your zendala.

Cathy said...

Oh, your wood burning is gorgeous! Is it terribly hard? I would love to try it, but wouldn't know where to start. Awesome work!

tanglewithlinda.wordpress.com said...

Your wood tiles are gorgeous. I used to do some wood burned landscapes, makes me want to search for my iron and try it with tangles. Really lovely!

Ethyl Formate, AKA "Thelma" on SmugMug said...

Your woodburning work is absolutely stunning! Knowing what it takes to do outstanding woodburning makes your tiles all the more beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Daniele OBrien Design, CZT said...

Your Zendala's are beautiful, love the beads! The word burning is amazing!

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