“Mere color ... can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.”
I haven't posted in a while because I just returned home from a vacation cruising Norway. A cruise ship is a great place for pattern inspiration - everywhere you go on the ship there are patterns. So in addition to beautiful photos of scenery, I have lots of pictures of patterns - not typical of most vacationers. I'm hoping to recreate some of them as tangle patterns, but that will have to wait a little while since I'm busy with many other things right now.
When I saw the Diva's challenge this week was to add color, I was thrilled, knowing that I'd be able to post a couple of entries to the challenge right away. One of the things keeping me busy right now is preparing to teach a class on Zendalas, so I am working on lots of samples. Here is one that I probably would not have added color to had it not been for the challenge. I used Twinkling H2Os in colors that remind me of autumn since it technically begins in a few days, although here in SC fall doesn't pay much attention to what the calendar says.
Here is another zendala where I started by painting a random watercolor wash for the background using my Koi watercolor set. The background was painted before I left on my cruise - based on these colors I must have had the ocean on my mind.
Although I do love the traditional black and white Zentangles, I must say that adding a little color now and then brightens things up.