Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Diva's Weekly Challenge-Home

I loved this challenge! I stayed up way too late to finish this, but I love it! My least favorite part is the mooka. They're so pretty when others draw them, but mine seem to fall flat. Anyway, here is my ZIA.


I live in northern Minnesota which is a place of woods and lakes. I used a "part" of the Afterglo tangle for the trees. The Asian Fans in the sky represent the Northern Lights, aka Aurora Borealis, rolling through the sky. Hepmee represents snow, which makes up a major part of our year! The pokeberries remind me of all the red berries that grow in our woods to feed the birds and bears and the shiny threesome of pokeleaves represents the ever present poison ivy which blankets our woodsy land. Of course I couldn't leave out Riverstones and Agua along with Lilypads! This ZIA feels very much like home to me!

To see more of these "homey" zentangles and ZIA's go to the Diva's blog!

Shalom!

19 comments:

  1. What a charming ZIA. Your home sounds like a place of beauty and danger - bears and poison ivy, oh my! :)

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  2. Bears ... oh dear.
    I saw a fox this week, I never seen one here before. I guess that's the most dangerous animal around here. LOL

    Lovely tile.

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  3. Delightful and very descriptive!

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  4. How I love Minnesota. I am glad you stayed up late to finish because I miss that part of the world and you have given me the chance of remembering just how beautiful it is. I do not see a mosquito! Just joking! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. Lisa, your mooka looks better than anything I have ever produced and tried to call it mooka. You entire tile looks good.

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  6. This tile is so descriptive and gives such a lovely feeling of your world Lisa.

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  7. i really, really love this! the way you have stylized the trees...and drawn the Northern Lights! wow!

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  8. I love it! Just looking at this ZIA makes me feel right at home. The color is wonderful too. I've never been that great at mooka either - yours looks wonderful though! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Oh, this is adorable. I'd like to be there right now. LOL

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  10. Lisa, I love that picture! Esp. the trees and water. It looks perfect for illustrations in the kids' book I wrote. If it were in print, I'd get you to do the art work!!

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  11. Wow! Your depiction of northern lights is awesome and genius. I've often wondered how to portray that. Also, I think your mooka is quite lovely. It doesn't fall flat at all. In fact, the whole tile is so descriptive of the story you tell. Minnesota is one of the few states I've only flown over, never been to. I'd love to be there some time. Thanks for sharing. I'm sure loving this challenge!

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  12. I like it! You are a good colorist, Lisa! So inspiring!

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  13. Love your tile!! We live in Texas...are burning up!! But we just got back from a trip to Lake Superior where it was so nice and cool! So your lovely zentangle reminds me of the wonderful time we had there!!

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  14. I really love this one. It tells a story while using a nice amount of tangles.

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  15. I love your art and the tangles really fit your description!

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  16. Hello again,Lisa. Thank you for your comment on my Illinois tangle. I am not a city girl either! My most relaxing time is if I drive out into the countyside. My whole body just heaves a sigh of relief. I lived on a "farmette" for 7 years,almost 4 acres, a barn and house with ponds(koi & goldfish) and gardens. But I had some heart issues in 2004 so moved to a townhouse much closer to my children. My town has about 20,000 population, and is close to all sorts of stores, restaurants and entertainment but if I head Northwest for about 20 minutes I can get to country roads with the cornfields, horses and cattle.

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  17. This is one of my favorite challenge entries this week... just beautiful. I love everything about it. Especially the trees and the snowflakes <3

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