First the snow scene:
|Carriage House and Barn from my studio window|
We are not going anywhere except on snow shoes.
Now the zendoodle pattern. I was looking at a gorgeous book I had buried under a pile of other gorgeous books. This one was about what you can't see, big and small, with the naked eye. It's just the kind of eye candy I love.
Note the shell pattern in the lower left hand corner. The other colored area is a spiral but the spiral got lost in the added patterns. Have a long way to go. These doodles take almost as long to do as the weaving itself. And like weaving, they are totally addictive. I tried to do some with my wacom tablet, but I cannot control the lines the way I need to. Plus, I love the feeling of pen or pencil on paper.
FYI: I use Bristol board, 96 lb. weight and a combination of oil based and waxed based colored pencils. I do go for the top of the line because they produce the best color and layer and blend well. The price for these pencils compared to beads is insignificant! I use a variety of pens from felt tip to roller ball and, my all time favorite, a drawing fountain pen I've had for about fifteen years. The only bother about that one is having to refill it every few days.
|Took me about five hours . . . but I didn't want to stop|