Thursday, September 27, 2012

Not going anywhere yet...

Here is a close up of my lantana.. This baby still has blooms all over it.
And it will probably keep on blooming till our first freeze.
You've got to love that in a plant.  I sometimes think lantanas are
almost like a weed.  Or should I say a pretty weed.
They are almost impossible to kill..
Or maybe I am just lucky with them, which is OK by me.

I have three different colored Lantanas in my yard right now
And it seems like the yellow ones always do better.
At least for me that is.

Here is my purple lantana..  Not doing so well.
There are no new blooms to be seen.  But still nice and green..
But I'm not giving up on her yet.  I think she will bloom again before
 we get a freeze..  Lucky for us that will be a while from now.

Well enough with all this crazy plant talk.. Let me share with you what
I have been playing around with lately in my art journal.

I am pretty sure most of you have heard of this type of doodling,
Its called Zentangle..
I have seen it and have always been pretty intimidated by
this type of doodling.  I mean really where in the heck do you even start.

As you can see my lines definitely need some help.
Once again I didn't realize how bad they looked till I took
a close up shot..  But oh well. I enjoyed doing it and that is all
that really matters.  And when I am looking at it in my journal
it looks great.. I really can't see the mistakes.

So you can also learn this technique the same way I did.
Is there anything you can't learn on Youtube.

If you would like to see the video I watched to do this flower
you can hop over HERE.

You should give it a try.  I would love to see
how yours turns out.

Thanks for stopping by.



Michelle said...

Lots of work went into all that detail. I wouldn't have the patience to make the border, much less the flower. Looks Good, Linda! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Beautiful photos and loveeeeeeeeeeeeee your doodles!!!! FAB!!!!

Becca said...

Hi Linda, your Zentangle looks great! You've inspired me to try it again. I already had that video saved in my favorites. Thanks for the encouragement!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Wonderful. I love square and rectangular blooms--it makes me happy. Your doodling is spectacular... and no I couldn't learn to do it even using YouTube. Have a good weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

i have a terrible time keeping my lantana going. the texas sun saps it - even if i water morning AND night. *sigh* :)

Heather Jensen said...

I love Lantana. It does well in the heat. I grew it when we lived in Alabama. You can't really find too much of it here because it is cooler and usually wet.

Love your Zentangle. I have seen it before. :)


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful Linda! I haven't tried this technique yet! Thanks for the inspiration!

yyam said...

I haven't seen that plant before in Asia. It looks interesting.

Zentangling is intimidating to me. But I seriously think you've done a fabulous job. Love the detailing. :)

Wishing you a happy weekend! :)

Justine said...

love your lantana shots. I have pages and pages of doodling but non looks as good as zentangling!

craftattack said...

The flowers and your journal page are works of art! Valerie

Ros Crawford said...

Great job Linda!! I've watched a few of those tutorials ... not sure it's my 'thing' but I love to see what others create ... love your flowers too ... have a great Day

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, wow! What fabulous doodling! I have not seen or heard of this, but just loooooove the look. I think what you first did.........where on earth do you even start? Really lovely work, Linda!

Desire Fourie said...

Linda your photography is so professional and I just love your art.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Shahrul Niza said...

Your zentangle art is soooo gorgeous!. I always seen them done in black and then have colors on them too. so intimidating too :).

It's me said...

Lovely weekend

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Lantanas?! I have never seen one before, and now I love the yellow ones too! Very pretty! I really like your photos...always. Thank you! I have always wanted to try a Zentangle, really, but have been intimidated...maybe soon! Yours is cool! You're right, though, I always think: where do you start?! Have a great weekend! ~kath

JansArtyJunk said...

Wonderful zentangling linda!! (not sure if that is a word LOL) It's amazing what you can learn on youtube...I learnt how to knit from youtube!!:)
...and Thankyou for the lovely comments about my prayer flags on my blog...would LOVE to swap one with you Linda...I've sent you an email :)
Jan x

Danielle said...

Wow...I didn't know you could learn to doodle like that! I always have admired the journals I see with those doodles but never thought I could do it....I will definitely give You Tube a shot...thanks...I didn't even know there was a name for it. And BTW...Lantana is a weed ;).... most folks here in Florida hate it...but I absolutely love it...for all the reasons you described here....I have different colors all over my gardens and they last forever...and come back stronger every year...I do find that the purple ones are not as hardy as the others...not sure why. Thanks for the heads up on that doodling!!

Davi said...

Love your lantana shots, Im with you they they grow so prolific in the heat a cheery spot when it so dry ;) You are way to hard on yourself my friend! You did a fabulous job on your page and so inspiring. You inspired me, I will have to find more out about it. Have a GREAT weekend :)

Danielle said...

That video is fun. What kind of pen do you use?

Netty said...

Great photos again Linda and wow you have cracked this zectangling lark, you must have unlimited patience my friend. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Linda B said...

I'd love to sit down with you at Starbucks and go through your journal... I'm always amazed at what you come up with... so much talent, my friend!
I hope you don't get any frost for awhile... it would be a shame to see those gorgeous flowers wilt away!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Anesha said...

Great drawing and photos. Have a good weekend.

Kathy said...

What an interesting shot of lantana! It's almost as if I'm really looking at lantana for the first time, it is such an interesting and fun perspective!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

My lantana is growing like crazy, but no blooms! They are a hard plant to kill, though. Love your photos and the artistic flair on your drawing. The tips of the petals remind me of fleur de lis!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

just look at the detailed work over there, you are amazing!!!!
And I love your garden photos too!

Lynn Richards said...

Ohhhh. Zen tangles are addicting-watch out!!! Love yours. My yellow lantana is looking like your purple one, but the pinks are doing great!

Gillian Olson said...

Love the flowers, and I think I need to spend a little time on Youtube, thanks.

Tracy said...

Mistakes, what mistakes! I don't see anything but amazingness here. LOL How do you like that word? :-) I doodle all the time so I could probably really get into doing this. Thanks for sharing it. Hugs!

Ida said...

Lantanas are lovely and yes quite hardy. Mine are still blooming as well. I've not heard of the purple variety but I think that would be a pretty one to have.
Great art work on your journal. Lots of detail.

betty manousos said...

my lantana still has blooms, too.
i love those little flowers.

your photos are simply gorgeous!
great blog great photography!

have a wonderful weekend~

Lynnda said...

Beautiful photo shots Linda... Love them... and oooo look at your journaling... its pretty... love what you did for your Art Journal....Awesome.... hugs...xoxo

Lisa Gordon said...

Just this past weekend I noticed that my Lantana is blooming more now that it did all summer, and it is so pretty.

I always love seeing pages from your art journal, and I am off to look up Zentangle. It looks like it would be a very relaxing thing to do. Thank you for sharing!


Lori said...

Okay, the zentangle is fantastic! Just love it...

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

I have done but , thanks to you I have a correct name for it. rather thancalling it something else. Thanks. I still will go you tube.

lauren bergold said...

whaddaya mean *MISTAKES*??!?!?! i don't see any of those missus, just the sheer GORGEOUSNESS of your first zentagle, go you!!! ♥♥♥ (look out, tho, they are very VERRRRRRRY addicitve!) (but in a GOOD way... unless you have LOOMING DEADLINES and then a slightly less good way, lol!) :) :) :)

lauren bergold said...

ps: i didn't know lantana came in other colors than the purpley-blue! but then what i DON'T know about gardening is almost infinite! BOTH of yours are beeeeeautiful!

Georgianna said...

LOVE your zentangle, Linda. Very impressive and pretty. I found the concept intimidating, too. But since I'm currently on the couch with a torn muscle, maybe this is the time to try it!

Happy weekend!

– g

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful drawing on your journal. I love your flowers. The advantage of having the warm weather allows you to keep those beautiful flowers going year round.