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Filling in the Blank

Another day has gone by and I have avoided the studio and new work. I just can’t get my rear in gear.  I thought it might help to get out some paper and pencil and try my hand at drawing. I am late to the Zentangle madness, mainly because I feel quite inept at drawing.

I found a tutorial on line and started in. It recommended starting with pencil on 3 1/2 inch squares of paper. I liked that — not a big commitment!! It was kind of fun. This photo was taken with my iPhone and there is some red reflecting from our red leather sofa, I think.

I downloaded a scan app for my iPhone. I thought I would scan these and then post them.

Not very good results. I think the scanner works best for documents, but it is a cool app to have. You can scan recipes and stuff you find in a magazine at the Dr’s office, instead of sneakily tearing out the page!!

I think I will try more of these, using a micron pen for sharper images.

This is what our deck is looking like today.

There is even more deconstruction since I took this photo. I wonder how long it will be before I can sit out on the deck again?

I will probably avoid the studio again tomorrow because Mark and Jayme are arriving this week-end and I must get some guest bedroom and bathroom cleaning done.

4 Responses to “Filling in the Blank”

  1. Floris Flam says:

    Which scanner app do you use? I need to get it for my Touch before I go to the dentist again! He has great magazines in his waiting room 🙂


  2. Judy says:

    Yay: I’m glad you’re tangling along with the rest of us!! I like what you’ve done! I am now using an ultra fine point Sharpie, as my heavy hand broke the nib on the Micron pen almost immediately! ARGH!
    I will have to check out that scan app.

    Have fun this weekend with Mark and the loverly Jayme! 😉


  3. My deck looks just like your deck. Mine should be finished today. Isn’t construction fun?

  4. Francoise says:

    You’re not alone. I have to do some cleaning too today. 😉
    You now, I started to do the “Index Card a Day” from Daisy Yellow http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com
    just for myself at the moment, and I think it’s slowly putting me back on tracks.
    I hope you’ll have a nice weekend. 🙂