One of my daughter's favorite TV shows is In The Night Garden. It's a gentle, colorful, and dreamy show about a handful of doll-like characters having little adventures then drifting off to sleep. The show starts and ends with a boat under a starry sky along plinky yet pretty music.
While tangling for my Tangled Garden class for this weekend, I thought it would be fun to make a larger garden on a 9x12 inch sheet of paper. I often work on the beautiful toned papers, but when I reached for my paper pads, I accidentally grabbed the black paper. Well, that was certainly a happy accident!
I loved watching my night garden blossom in the moonlight. I explored about sixteen different patterns in this ZIA. After tangling and finding a few new favorite patterns, I shaded and added some color. I shaded with both a white charcoal pencil and the new Zenstone from Zentangle (yes, I have these in stock!). I enjoyed having two different levels of shading so to speak. The Zenstone provided a smooth, ghostly shade. The stone feels good to hold too. It's cool and has a nice weight.
Of course I needed some sparkle too to reflect the moonlight!
Welcome to my night garden....