Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Today's Class

Today I had the pleasure of teaching Jackie of "Creations by J. Sheri" in a Zentangle class.  Jackie has been caught up in the Zentangle fever.  Her Zentangle art is beautiful and precise.  The tile above is just the tile she finished in class today, but her practice sheet of the patterns taught are near perfect, touch with the pen and paper shows her confidence and assertiveness.  Jackie has a successful store on Etsy, she designs beautiful hand made mini bonsai trees from beads.  Visit her store on Etsy.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Zentangle Class

Today's class was about color and paper.  We experienced the use of Derwent Inktense Color Pencil, Dylusions Ink Sprays and water color on various papers.  We experimented the application of water and color on various types of watercolor paper, including cold press, hot press, 90 Lb and 140 Lb. papers.  I also taught three new tangle patterns, including the new pattern by Molly Hollibaugh, CZT, called ARUKAS, pictured above.  The other two patterns taught were Rick's Paradox and Tripoli.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Arukas and Swarm

Making some time for drawing.  My new workroom should be up and running in another week or so.
Need to set up a computer station, still have bins sitting on floor, don't know where I will put things.
Next week I will have the room painted and that will help.  Anxious to get moving on my classes.
Will be taking my sketch book to Hawii, hoping to get lots of botanical ideas for Zentangle.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

My Tan Tile

Click on the photo to get a clear image.  This is a tan tile penned with brown, black and white ink.  Just trying to get rid of some of the stress from our house move.  Wow, we had about 300 boxes, maybe a third of them have been opened and unpacked.  It is a tedious task and I am frustrated trying to get my workroom in order.  My workspace is filled with loose piles of stuff.  I just couldn't wait any longer, so the decision was made to just go ahead and draw.  Can't wait to finish my space.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Here is my first posting since September.  Still under construction in my work room, but I am making progress.  This is a tile created for Square One group.  It is a get back to basic Zentangle group, drawing a given Zentangle pattern in black and white with shading, no color.  This particular pattern
is called Beeline, I put it with Hollabaugh pattern.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Here are two Zendala's from a recent class.  This was a first time class for both ladies.  The upper tile was created by Dee Lynch.  Dee has been drawing Zentangle for a year now.  She has a steady hand and likes to draw her tangle patterns precisely.  She wanted to experiment with color, so we began with color pencils.  Next time I would like to have Dee use watercolor pencils.  You can click on Dee's tile to enlarge the tile and see how perfectly she draws with her pen.  A beautiful tile Dee, excellent drawing.

The lower tile was created by; Patti Manich.  Patti has been an artist for many years.  Patti has not done too much Zentangle, but look at her tile, you can see she has an eye for color and art.  All her art experience comes together with her Zentangle drawing and being an artist certainly helps to enhance her Zentangles.  I hope to see more of Dee and Patti in the future, we all seemed to be on the same page with Zentangle.