Saturday, September 24, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Let's play . . . What's In Your Back Yard?
Hahaha! Mark has hunting cameras set up in the
back and side yards. He checks them each week to
see what kind of animals we have passing through.
And let me tell you we have had it all.
Friday, September 9, 2016
A couple days ago I watched a video showing
how to make a zentangle inspired
galaxy on canvas.
In that video Sam Taylor walks you through
making your own galaxy.
This is the one I made.
You should try it for yourself.
I started with an 8" x 10" sheet of art board.
Using a roll of frog tape, I traced a circle in the center.
(Frog tape. Pretty cool name. Yes?)
Then I used Grumbacher watercolors and filled
in about 3/4 of the circle with galaxy colors.
A handy dandy toothbrush made the perfect
spattering tool for white paint stars.
Just the appearance to this point made me think
of an exploding galaxy.
Think exploding water balloon.
Spewing out whatever is inside.
Showing force in expulsion.
I used printemps shooting away
and beadlines to show this expulsion.
As I added other tangles, I kept with the idea
of pushing them up and out.
I really liked what I had at that point,
but the instructions were to shade
so shade I did.
Kind of strange feeling shading on an art board,
but it worked. Hahaha!
Here is some detail prior to shading.
Saturday, September 3, 2016
From there it's an easy step to go straight
to tangling - zentangling - your beautiful
works of art.
(Or you could frame them just like they are.)
Here are a few samples of projects I tangled
using my colored background pages.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016
This past week I spent some time in
a hotel room in Florida.
I had taken this thank you card with me,
thinking I would tangle it.
Each time I spend a few days in a Disney
World resort, they send me a
thank you card
with Mickey sketched on it in blue.
I figured it was perfect for drawing on!
Friday, August 12, 2016
One of the CZTs had a great idea to host a
swap using four tiles,
drawing a mandala onto them,
then tangling each quadrant differently.
We mail our set to her and she will
match one of our pieces up with pieces from
three other people and mail us a set back.