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Category: Miscellaneous

Right at the moment there is a quiet space in between drawing lessons and zentangle challenges, so I’ve pulled the yarn out and decided to start on a pair of socks using a pattern that I’ve volunteered to test for someone. I’m using some of my new KnitPicks Chroma yarn in the New England colorway. I love the softness and colors of this yarn, but this is my first time knitting with it, so I’ll let you know later how it works out.

On another note, for those that didn’t know it, we got a new puppy for Christmas. His name is Boo.  As I was taking pictures of him yesterday, it struck me how much he’s grown. Others had said they didn’t notice it, so I am posting comparison pictures. The first one was taken Dec 18 and the second one yesterday (Jan 28).  That’s only like a month apart!   Now tell me, can you see a difference? It’s almost like we can watch him grow.


This blog thing is alot of work!  Anyway, here is my entry for Laura’s ( next challenge.  And since I didn’t want to completely ignore my polymer clay in favor of my new addiction, I made a book to keep my challenges in.  Hopefully, by the end of the year, I’ll have a book full of wonderful zentangles!


For week 2 we were instructed to draw birds. We were actually given step-by-step instructions for doing it, which really helped. The basic concept was to start with basic shapes (in this case, one circle for the head and an egg shaped circle for the body). Then you add the detail and shading to it. My first bird didn’t turn out too bad.


I’m a little late getting these posted, but here is my entry for the first week of the Drawing Lab 2011. Our instructions were to draw lots of cats on a page. Since I’m not really a cat person (allergies), I had a hard time drawing one from memory, so I had to Google cat pictures to get some visuals. Anyway, here is the start to a years worth of drawing classes.


Ok… I found another website with even more challenges.  Laura at is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and has a great blog where she posts a new Zentangle challenge every week.  This week it is Orbs.  Needless to say, this is quickly becoming an addiction.  I’ve even started carrying my pens and paper in my purse wherever I go in case I have a moment to stop and draw.  Here is my contribution to Laura’s challenge for this week.