Zentangled Christmas StarsWhoo!  I love Christmas but I am at that point where every morning I wake up feeling that I’m getting farther and farther behind!  In my house you are never completely prepared, Christmas just finally happens.  The nice thing is that no one seems to be aware of the things that didn’t get done.  Everyone is just excited to be together.

So before I get totally submerged in the Christmas countdown I want to update you on my progress.  I finally colored the Zentangle stars.  I love using watercolor pencils and they worked perfectly on the stars.  On some of the stars I put as many as four layers of color on to attain the blending and intensity that I wanted.  It can be slow going, allowing the piece to dry, assessing the color and determining what needs to be added, but it also is very satisfying.

I have made some headway with the Zentangle brooches in metal clay that I wrote about a few days ago.  I have posted a picture of the tile that I drew for inspiration and the metal clay design I am in the process of working on.    The raw piece still needs to have peridot stones set in one of the stripes and some texturing done.   But it’s coming along nicely and I should be able to get it done in the next couple of days.  It has been a fascinating experiment in jump-starting creativity for me.   Hopefully I will be able to post a picture of the finished piece before Christmas.  So stay tuned…..