This week the Diva suggested we use leaves as our string. Most of the leaves in our yard are pretty basic so I decided to try using them in a zendala instead. Fun, easy to do, and relaxing. I'm trying to get over a cold and I needed something to help me zone out and forget about the drums going off in my head.
The tangles used are tellis, euca and maelstrom.
This shows you what I had to work with. I started off using the big leaf and quickly decided it was too big.I ended up with just using two leaves - the orange, yellow leaf, and the bigger dark green leaf. My tangles were done with the brown micron pen shown. I started with the terra cotta pencil shown for shading and added a few other colors to deepen the shadows and add a few highlights.
One of the reasons I chose these tangles was that this week, Cheryl, over at artfulcreations, suggested we choose tangles starting with the letters T, E, and M. Thanks Cheryl! It sometimes help to narrow down the choices.