Saturday, February 25, 2012

Weekly Challenge #59:: Mardi Gras

After having said I'm not big on purple, my studio seems awash with purples and pinks.  Go figure.  There is a challenge this week on the Zentangle website "I am the Diva".  The challenge is to use the Mardi Gras theme to create a tile or another piece of  ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art).  The traditional colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold.  Rather than go with a bead theme I decided to do a mask with hair tangled all around the face.  The face has the colors purple and green done with chalks and watercolor pencils.  If you look closely you can see that there are tiny bursts of metallic gold all around her.  The ZIA measures 8.5" x 11.5".
The whole process took me about 2 hours to complete.  Written on the side of her neck is the phrase "Laissez les bon temps rouler" (Let the good times roll").  In the left corner it asks "who are you?" Have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peak.