As Promised

If you can believe it, I still haven’t gotten my printer/scanner to work.  I’ve tried every which way to get it to either print or scan.  No success!  Well, I just couldn’t not do my artwork, so I figured a way to use my Iphone to take pictures and download them onto my computer.  I don’t think the picture quality is as good, but it will have to do.

I have a daughter-in-law who is a computer whiz.  In fact she works at fixing people’s computers all day long.  All I need to do is give her a call and she’ll get me straightened out.  I’ve procrastinated calling her because she’s been so very busy lately, but I do intend to put out a call for help soon.

Meanwhile, I promised to post the process of making my large (25″w x 31″h) picture.  I’m happy to say that it is framed and hanging on a wall in my home.  I’m pleased with the outcome.  I’d love to do another, but I need more wall space.  I would have nowhere to hang another large picture.

As you can see, the bristol board is almost as big as my dining table.  I must admit that my antique table is not as large as they make them today.  Here you can see my tools and the first tangle on the board.

IMG_0625A day’s work complete.  I really don’t recall how long I worked to achieve this stage.  The time just seems to fly by and I lose track of it.  The pencil sketch is a tube-like, intertwining tangle that runs throughout the picture.  It creates spaces for me to fill with tangles.


The spaces are starting to fill.


I apologize for the fruzzy quality of some of the pictures, but as I said before, it is really hard to get a sharp, clear shot on my Iphone.  Here’s the finished Zentangle Inspired Drawing.

IMG_0637A closer look at the finished picture.  You may notice that I started to color it before I realized I wanted to take a picture of the finished piece.


Here the work in color progress.

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The finished piece before framing.

IMG_0721Here’s the finished picture in a black wood frame hanging on my wall.  Sorry, about the reflection from the flash on the glass, but you get the idea.

IMG_0726It’s really difficult to see and appreciate the detail in these photos.  But I am glad that I documented it.  From start to finish I think this project took about two weeks.  I did other projects in between and didn’t work on it every day.  I’d love to read what you think of it.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Looking forward to your comments.


9 thoughts on “As Promised

  1. Just stumbled on your blog…what a BEAUTIFUL finished piece of Art! I am creating small ( 4″x12″ panoramic size) of each of my grand children’s names for them for Christmas gifts
    …using gel pens and micron pens. I want to mat and frame them, but didn’t know if I’m supposed to spray them with some kind of sealer before framing. Any advice? I am also considering doing small ones for an arts and crafts holiday show, and thought they might be cute for bathrooms…but again concerned about how to finish off the pieces so the artwork is protected. Can you help?

      • Hi Sandy, Thanks so much for your comment. I just framed my artwork. I did not put any kind of finish on it. I’m not an expect, so that is a great question. Maybe I should unframe and spray both of my pieces with a fixative. I’ve done another framed piece which you can see at my latest post “Busy as a Bee.”I think I’m going to google your questions and see what I can find out.

    • My daughter, an artist too, recommended the bristol board. I think you can find canvas in larger sizes, but I think it much more expensive than the bristol board. Also the board really works well with Micron pens. Thanks so much for your interest.

  2. Hi to you. Thanks for posting the great tangle ,it looks really good in the frame .you must be very proud of it .Tangling gets quite compulsive .I have done some with coloured pens !, but I prefer the black pens it seems more dramatic . Ps although I have a . UK address I actually live in France

    Sent from my iPad

    • Hi Jean, I was thinking about using only black and white, but most of my tangle artwork is in color. You are right, however, the black and white is so very graphic and striking. Thanks for your comment. 🙂

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