Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bijou Tiles

Here are the new Bijou tiles.  They are 2 x 2 inch square, in an attractive square tin with 55 tiles inside and a small brochure from Bijou (the snail) describing all the wonderful words about Zentangle.  The tin with tiles is $18 plus tax.  Please contact me for your tin of Bijou tiles at

Above are a few of the tiles I have made.

Be Like Bijou #179

In 2006 Rick and Maria were visiting Paris.  While in their hotel, Maria discovered a small snail in her suitcase.  After
returning home Rick and Maria discovered the little snail traveled home with them.  His name is Bijou and he wanted to  be part of Zentangle, however, the standard 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 tiles were too large for the small snail.  Bijou asked Rick and Maria if they could make a small tile for him and they did.  The Bijou tiles are 2 x 2, they are small enough to draw a  monotangle.  The Diva, Laura Harms was introduced to Bijou at the CZT seminar in Providence this past June and she has presented the challenge to "Be Like Bijou".  The pattern I selected is fairly new, designed by Betsy Wilson, CZT and it is called Maryhill.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tangled Floral

Here is the second tropical drawing, called Tangled Floral.  I added and enhanced some of the elements from my rough draft.  Next I will be painting with Derwent Inktense pencils and have the piece framed.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Zentangle Tropic Scape

Here is my final draft before painting.  I am calling this "Tropic Scape".
I used Strathmore Watercolor 400 Series, 9 x 12, 140 Lb.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tangled Garden

I am working up some pieces for two of my Granddaughters.  The one above I was experimenting with my Derwent Inktense Color Pencils.  This piece is 7 x 10 and I plan on drawing it on watercolor paper sized 9 x 12.
I also drew up the one above and will paint it with the inktense pencils too.  Any comments to the above pieces.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Diva Challenge 169

This is a tile for the Diva Challenge.  This weeks challenge was to make a string of circles, then tangle.  I used a tan Renaissance tile, brown, black micron pen and white charcoal pencil.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Kiev Bouquet

My latest decorative art painting.  It is a Maureen McNaughton design, Kiev Bouquet.  I attended a Sandy Scales paint class where this piece was taught.  It is painted on a 14" x 14" squate tin plate.  I like Maureen McNaughton's style and paint many of her designs.  Currently I am painting a poppy on a round tin tray, to be posted when complete.