123 O’Leary and Qua-Sahnt

Well, last week I didn’t get a tile done. I was at the hospital a lot with my parents because my 77 year old father had open heart surgery. Thankfully, he has surprised the staff there with how quickly he has recovered; God sure did answer prayers!

At any rate, I did not do the Square One: Purely Zentangle focus tangle of Qua-Sahnt by Heidi Kay and I really liked the looks of it. So I decided to add it to my tile this week.

Laura’s diva challenge this week is to use Antonine’s 123 O’Leary, which I think is a really clever name. I just wish I had practiced it a bit before starting my tile. I thought I’d use it as a border and started with it all the way around but after starting it, quickly realized I needed to start over, so I flipped my tile over and tried again with just top and bottom borders. I really didn’t do it justice and guess I did more of a variation on it. :D But as is usual, the shading helps cover a multitude of “opportunities”.

I really liked both tangles and when I went to write up this post realized that Barberpole is the Square One: Purely Zentangle focus tangle this week and I could have included it but alas, I did not think of it until I’d already finished. And once again, I did my tile after dark, so there is no picture taken in natural light this week either.

Here it is before shading. I really love when a tangle includes blackened areas. :)

#DC378 unshaded ~ Lifeofjoy.meHowever, any time there are blackened areas that are part of the tangle, I get caught up into shading right away. You can see where I had started shading the bottom of Qua-Sahnt in that “unshaded” scan above. ;)

Here it is shaded.

#DC378 Shaded ~ Lifeofjoy.meAs is usually the case, it seems to look better a bit smaller.

#DC378 Shaded ~ Lifeofjoy.meI’m pleased with it and hope to remember to try my hand at these again in the future. I like the looks of them.

I’m so grateful that my father’s open heart surgery went well and that he is now home. One doctor said that the procedures that my father had done together, he has only seen them done about 3 or 4 times in 10 years and they were amazed at how quickly he was recovering. :)

I’ve been continuing to work on the crochet project I shared last week but have not gone back to the gem. I sure hope I find some time to work on it because I really do want to try my hand at it and have seen some great videos making it look so easy. :)

Well, I’ll run for now. Hope you have a great week!

Until next time, God bless,

 Michele ºÜº

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