Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Gave a beginner lesson to a dear friend tonight and look what she created.  Her tile looks wonderful, great line work and lots of depth and I like how she went out of the space with the Printemps and Poke Root tangles.  Looking forward to sitting down with her again soon to see what she will create next.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Here are two more Dingbatz.  Still need to create more, not completely satisfied with the finished project.

Here are my first attempts to designing a Zentangle art piece called "Dingbatz".  This is an ornamental design used in the type industry. They can be put at the end of letters or greeting cards, etc.  They basically are a design you can add to other art you create.  This has been designed by Maria Thomas from Zentangle.  She creates these in some of her illustrations and designs.  You fill them spaces with Zentangle tangles or your own tangles.
This is a lid to a jewelry box I am painting.  The painting and antiquing is completed on the top of the lid.  Next I will be painting to rest of the outer part of the box to make it look like burled wood.  The inside will be painted, decoupaged and adding some velveteen to the bottom.  Hopefully, I will finish this project soon.  I will post as the project progresses.  Comments welcomed.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tile background painted with Distressed Inks.  Design drawn with Micron Black Pen 01
and enhanced with polychromos pencils.   Prasima, Joki, 120 Ribbons and Flux.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

6" x 3" Multi Media paper.  Background created with Distress Oxide Pigments.  Sea drawings was drawn with black micron pen.  Colored with prismacolor pencils and pastel pencils.  The pastel pencils worked easier than the prismacolor pencils.  The pigment did not seem to like the wax in the prismacolor pencil.  However, the pastel pencils took to the distress oxide pigment easily.

Monday, March 27, 2017

I will be teaching these designs at Insight Awareness.  It will be a weekend event, not sure what day I will be teaching this project as yet.  The event is August 11 - 13, 2017.  Contact me if you are interested.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I belong to Mosaic which is a Zentangle app used for CZT's to share, appreciate and enjoy Zentangle art.  We can upload our tiles and share them with other CZT's around the world to appreciate and get inspiration.  One aspect on the app is called Tangles, Tips, & Techniques and can be used as a wonderful learning tool and inspiration.  A few nights ago I worked these tiles as a practice of the pattern Crescent Moon.  Rick Roberts shared this video on Kitchen Table Tangle called Crescent Moon Revisited.  Below find the other two tiles I did using only Crescent Moon tangle.
This last tile is our newest 3Z tiles, in tan, white or black.
On August 11 - 13 I will be part of a Zentangle Workshop at Insight Awareness in Homewood, Illinois.  The two botanical tiles above will be what I will be teaching that weekend.  The first tile is a design by Alena Light and it was challenging because the design is a mandala without using a compose, you build the circular design as you draw it.  I felt this was a beautiful piece and one that can be a challenge to learn.  The secon botanical was inspired by Sharla Hicks, CZT.  It drawn on a tan Zentangle tile and not only drawn with a black micron pen but also colored using a blue pastel pencil and a white chalk pencil.  For more information, please contact me.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A shelf in my previous study room.  Love my color pencil of the girl in the blue hat.  The design is by Pat Lentine, I did this painting in her class, a favorite.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

These tiles were done at the Valentine Workshop at the Frankfort Library on Feb 11th.  There were others in attendance, however, I didn't catch them quick enough to get a photo of their tiles.  The facilities were top notch at the library and the staff especially Jill Ganeshan were welcoming and kind.  I am looking forward to doing another workshop at Frankfort Library in the future.

Above are the first three alcohol ink paintings I have designed.  The first is an abstract flower and the other two are landscapes wih sky, mountains, valleys, water and rocks.  The size is 5 x 7, just the right size to experiment.