Tuesday, January 6, 2009

"The Third Time..."

...could possibly be the charm.
My inked palm triad
behaved very well on the coated sketchbook pages of MOLYland :)
Finally!
Calm, cool, and collected...
no attitude or saturation problems...just the way I like it!
So..ooo...

...Be it DAY
...or NIGHT...
I'm convinced that

only "pen-n-ink" in my sketchbook Moly works out right.
Maybe...a bit of colored pencil sometime in the future,
But for now...
I'm sticking to just good old plain black ink!

"I dip my pen in the blackest ink,
because I'm not afraid of falling into my inkpot."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

15 comments:

Pippa said...

"No attitude problems" ... I like that! =)

A beautiful 2009 for you, Margaret, filled with joy and colour, peace and abundance.

(: love
Pippa
http://pippasporch.wordpress.com

Julie said...

Love your linked palm triad!!! It is so great in the circlar fashion!!! Plain black ink on white paper is so close to heaven, is it not???

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Now thats showing us Zentangle students how to create shapes in black and white and REAL INK.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

All of these circles draws me in. A wonderful work. I am always so amazed at ho neat and organized your drawings are. So lively yet calm, collected. It make me want to be there under the sun sitting under the the palm tree looking at beautiful flowers blooming. aaahhhhhh.

purplepaint said...

Margaret - these are aweseome!!! Marva

Spinneretta said...

Gorgeous! I wish you'd give classes on Zentangles ;)
I think you ave a definite plan there!

Sherry said...

You are quickly becoming the queen of delicate design. For some reason I keep imagining this one worked in silver as a brooch.

Anita Davies said...

Beautiful Margaret.
I'm a bit of a rebel myself so I guess I have an admiration for the mischievious way moleskines handle water. LOL!

soulbrush said...

yes black and white are great together, 'ebony and ivory'.

studio lolo said...

OMG you are AMAZING!!

I love the idea of this in a brooch. You could really design some fabulous jewelry...whoa. Just the thought of it blows me away!

rachelhoward said...

Hi Margaret - Happy New Year!
I love the way this design is made up of various patterns from nature, it reminds me a stamens and pine cones and all sorts, but you bring them together so beautifully, it's as though you're inventing new plants. Do you plan them all out in advance or do they just sort of evolve? I think I'd need a ruler and a compass to come up with anything remotely resembling that and I'm sure it wouldn't look anywhere near as good. Beautiful.

Stapeliad said...

These are so beautiful.

Teri C said...

I knew you would find the 'happy' ground with that moley. Such beautiful intricate designs!!

marianne said...

Wonderful drawing. black and white is great for this moly but I hope that i still will see color here.... I´m an addict.....:)
The black and white emphasizes the design which is great!

yoon see said...

Loving the black version here:)
And you are so good at this!