It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Monday, October 22, 2012

Celebrate Stripes

First, I am so sorry I missed last weeks challenge.  Life gets in the way sometimes.
But I am "striping" this week!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tracy Bautista Revisit

After buying a couple of the Balzer stencils, I decided to revisit the Tracy Bautista videos
on the Strathmore Art site.
My colors were so vivid, I was stumped  for the next layer.  

Yesterday, I threw down some paint and went to work with the india ink.

Happy PPF

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Definition of "scattered"

Fun with marbles

"To separate and go, or send in different directions"
That would be me.
When I started this blog and selected my name, I was enjoying Zentangle and sketching
with a bit of knitting thrown in and oh, yes, the bead stash and we can't ignore
the eighty some orchids on the lanai or the watercolor. Thus the name "Scattered".                                           Nothing changes, except that I have added digital photography to the mix

The good news is that it keeps me busy, and away from house work which I abhor.
Today I am posting a couple of samples from this weeks photography class.
I had a simple, trusty Canon that never failed me.  When it met it's demise
I replaced it with a much classier variety of Canon with a whole wheel of settings.
After failing miserably with the new (and pricier) camera, I signed myself up for a class
at the local art center.  These are a couple of samples of our third assignment.
I am excited.  I think that I will be charge of this camera (rather than it being in charge of me)
when the class completes.
Happy Paint Party Friday!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Diva Challenge #90

I know that I am not alone when it comes to drawing a string.
I sit at the table and think, and think, and overthink just what it is I would like to accomplish.
Sometimes, the string never gets drawn.  Life gets in the way and I move on to something else I have lying around, half done.  So Linda Farmer's selection on  has been a
perfect place to go when I get stuck.
Our challenge this week was to use string #1.  Because I am brain dead today, I turned to my favorite
Zentangle reference, Yoga for the Brain by Sandy Bartholomew, and with a few ooops, I 
completed the challenge.  (For some reason, I see the Statue of Liberty in the center.  Too much election news, I guess.)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Painting with Liquid Acrylics

This was a new adventure for me using liquid acrylics and my water color
It was more of an exercise to see what the colors would do.
The acrylics are so vivid they give a watercolor new life
and they mix beautifully.
Happy PPF

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sankegg, attempt #5 or 6


Sankegg is a CHALLENGE.
After two unsuccessful tries, I put it on graph paper.
I still couldn't get the first row to sync with the second row.
So remembering long ago when Laura had us "biggify" a tangle,
I biggified Sankegg.  It really didn't seem to make it any easier to understand
but I enjoyed the "owl like" design that emerged.