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Unexpected twists

Often my drawings happen over a period of days (or weeks) - especially when I've got a lot of other commitments on the go. When I sat at my desk a couple of days ago, I found a drawing that I'd outlined in my journal - I had forgotten about it. These surprises are great as it means I can just continue with the work in progress, not much thought required.

Initially I thought about adding paisley fill to the shapes, but that idea bored me a bit, especially with so many shapes to fill, so I just started adding black sticky edges and kept going. The end result is a little different from my usual drawing and looks like someone got a little messy with the ink. Still a fun journey though. I love that.


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  1. Great as always. I enjoy and look forward to each one. Thankyou for your effort Helen 😊

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  2. fun, and as you say - unexpected. we all need to just go for it on occasion <3

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    1. Yes........I get sick of doing the same old things at times and usually just like to go where a drawing takes me :) h

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  3. Yes, fun! I always look at your drawings and think "how did she even think of that!" So "sticky" ink is a thing?? Glad you found this and could finish it relatively easily and thanks for sharing. Joyce

    PS-had trouble posting this, I hit Publish and they wanted me to select a profile..?? The only one that made sense is Anonymous.

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    1. Just a (hopefully) helpful hint: those "profiles" are if you have an on-line persona, like a google account, or Wordpress blog, etc. This is supposed to make it easier to post (yeah, right!). You could have used "name/website" and left the website part blank if you don't have one.

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    2. Thank you, Joyce :) I just dub them "sticky" as that's how they look to me :) - And, yes - anonymous is the way to go if you don't have an online profile. h

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  4. This is a wonderful example to offer students an option for dealing with an "oops", (which is non-existing in Zentangle, LOL). We have the Bronx Cheer, but I love this idea, especially the ink splatter! Love it for its simplicity and grace, Helen.

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    1. Thanks, Jean :) Sticky blobs are a great way of hiding anything you don't like, for sure :) h

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  5. We love it too - Thank you for sharing your wonderful journey with us! We learn so much from you. I love this ink!

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    1. Thank you, Carol :) It was fun to do something a bit out of the usual for me. h

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  6. Ya know, the only word I can come up with to describe your "unexpected twists" is Delicious. Yum!

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  7. Wow, this is really different from your usual work. I think it is really cool. It almost has an ominous look to it.

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    1. Thanks, Barb. And, yes, nice to do something a bit different - I am finding that I'm playing with a few new ideas at the moment - I don't love them all, but it's good for creative development, for sure :) h

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  8. As usual, your shading is stunning -- and to think this piece is just a 'toss off'! Thank you for sharing the art, and for sharing your thinking/creative process.

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    1. Thank you :) It's nice to be able to save something if you can - initially I didn't like the direction I was heading in, but just decided to keep going with it, added a "drip" and that was it....... h

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