Tuesday, December 26, 2017

I love this.  I am learning to paint and design with alcohol inks.  The paper here is Yupo paper, which is a plastic, non porous material.  The background medium is alcohol inks.  After drying, I used the alcohol inks as my string for drawing the outlines of the flowers, stems and pedals.  Using a sakura micron black pen to fill in the flowers with Zentangle patterns.  I still need a lot of practice using the alcohol inks.
Day Four, Diva Dance tangle.  This was so much fun, lots of potential for this pattern.
Rumpus, Day Three.  This is drawn on a round Zendala tile.  I love this pattern, fun to draw and a bit challenging, need to concentrate on this one.  The tangle name, Rumpus, was named by Maria's Granddaughter.
This tile is Day One of the 12 Days of Zentangle, offered by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas for Zentangle enthusiasts.  Each of the 12 days they presented a video with different challenges for various tangles and techniques.  Their daughter Molly also participated and did a few days of challenges also.  Rick, Maria and Molly all participated in the first tile, choosing basic beginner tangles differently than the style the tangles are originally presented.
Here is Day Two.  Two tiles were used for this design presented by Molly.  One black and one white tile.  To begin the black tile was folded in half and a half circle was cut, when the fold was opened, a complete circle was cut out.  The black frame was decorated with the tangle called Flux using a white gel pen and coloring in the orbs around the opening with a gold gel pen.  The second tile, white was framed with the tangles Poke Root and Poke Leaf, the center tangle is "Nzeppel.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Here is another six 3Z tiles matted.  I am not happy with this one and will attempt to redo it.  I am designing a few extra pieces for the Art Market.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

These are my new Halloween projects for 2017.  I went to Hoot in Columbus Ohio and these were two of the projects I purchased.  They were easy painting and finished them rather quickly.
Here is my latest piece made from the newest Zentangle tiles called 3Z's.  They come in white, tan and black.  The tiles shown are tan, with blue, brown ink and white pastel pencil.  I made this piece for the Winter Art Market at the Frankfort Public Library on November 25th.  The mat is a custom cut mat for the 3Z tiles.  I plan on designing three more and hoping the frames will arrive in time for the show.

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.