My Jen Crutchfield 2 Color Challenge Entry
Jen Crutchfield 2 Color Challenge Entry, Pen, Colored Pencil Â© Diane Clancy
Jen Crutchfield 2 Color: Cyrano, Walp, U. N. Owen, Ojo
Jen Crutchfield 2 Color Challenge
Each week the Diva puts out a challenge for folks to make their representation of her idea. Over the summer the Diva has guest bloggers to spend more time with her family. This week is the Weekly Challenge #225: “Jen Crutchfield 2 Color”. So here is what Jen Crutchfield says this week “Iâ€™ve been drawing Zentangle art for about two years now and became a Certified Zentangle Teacher in June, 2014 (CZT14!). The thing I love most about drawing Zentangle art (at this moment, it changes constantly) is how Iâ€™m able to focus on drawing the patterns and let the final product just kind of appear. I rarely begin with an end in mind.Â
So for my challenge today, I decided I needed to focus on color. I know Laura did this just a few weeks ago for Pride week but thatâ€™s ok. There will always be some of us out here who are sticking close to our black and white basics. As a matter of fact, if you take a look … youâ€™ll see that black and white is my staple. In fact, I hardly ever use color. Since this is a challenge for me, I decided to make it my challenge for all of you, too.
Being a huge fan of the beauty of limits, I chose to limit myself to red, white, and blue for my colors, since this article was expected to post so close to Independence Day in the US. While using all of the colors of the rainbow is awesome, perhaps for your personal challenge, you could limit yourself to just 2-3 colors, and see what happens. Maybe two colors you donâ€™t normally use, or two you donâ€™t think will look great together, and see if you can let your drawing change your mind.
Since I was using colors I wasnâ€™t used to, I went back to the beginning with tangle patterns that I would teach in a beginning class. I wanted to use patterns that were very familiar to me in order to highlight the experience of the color and not focus too much on the difficulty of any pattern.” So this is a little 2 Color ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art).
Zentangle Enticed Me
Zentangle has become popular the last several years and I have been intrigued and putting my attention to it.Â The roofer has almost finished and he is fabulous!! We are now working with a contractor who I think is also going to be fabulous!!Â He might be starting tomorrow.Â I am sort of sick now – I think from the exhaustion of making so many decisions!!Â Please wish me luck staying in the flow!!! 🙂 🙂 Thank you to everyone who made comments on my posts these last weeks. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Which Tangle is Which?
Cyrano is the blue and green tangle that starts in the upper left hand corner and mostly fills up the whole left upper half of this tile.Â Ojo is the little caterpillar that dances through Cyrano.Â In the bottom right half of this tile … the upper left and the bottom right are U. N. Owen (UN Owen, U N Owen, U.N. Owen) (That is all one tangle and I am sharing the possible (mis)misspellings to make it easier to find and identify.) Â Last but not least at all is Walp – Walp is resting between 2 fields of UN Owen. Â 🙂 There you have it!! 🙂
Diane & Carolienâ€™s Weekly Zentangle Challenge
My friend Carolien and myself felt the need for having an extra Zentangle Challenge each week. Come join us in the fun!! Details at Diane & Carolien’s Weekly Zentangle Challenge.
I am organizing my studio again to be able to work and a table has tons of stuff dumped on it – and more stuff is dumped in there from the holidays!! (My studio always gets filled up when there are projects in the house that need a place to dump a bunch of stuff for awhile!! NOW with all the repair work to come, there will be more dumping!! LOL!!) But even my studio got damaged 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!! I LOVE comments!! Thank you!! ~ Diane Clancy