I found a packet of store bought blank cards, so I’ve been working on making Zentangles to put on the front of the cards. I think they will come in handy for birthdays, and other celebrations, as well as Thank You notes, when needed.
It’s been a while since I’ve drawn a Zentangle Inspired Art piece for “I Am The Diva.” I love doing her challenges but of late, I seem to have been very busy with other projects. However, today I produced a piece using the new tangle Aquafleur, created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. You can see the instructions on how to draw this beautiful tangle by going to: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs119/1101168872594/archive/1116292742131.html
The name they gave this new tangle intrigued me. Of course, I had to Google the word. The results were lots of sites related to aquariums and decorating them. Some of the greens known as “Aquafleur” look like this:
This water plants are a far cry from the tangle drawn below. Despite the fact that the tangle’s name has no bearing on the real life plant, I loved Maria’s creation of this organic and flowing tangle. My rendition is far from the lovely pieces created by Maria, but I enjoyed drawing my own version of this tangle, shown below:
I used Micron .01 pen to draw this tangle and then added color using Prismacolor pencils. It is shaded with graphite pencil. Zinger is the name of the tangle on the outer rim of this ZIA. This one is drawn on 8″ x 8″ card stock. Do hope you like it. I look forward to your comments.
“I remember being spellbound when I saw my first seahorse as a child. It seemed as exotic and remote as the seahorses of myth and legend and equally enthralling. Ever since, these extraordinary fish, and their relatives, have fascinated me. Seahorses have captured the imagination of humans for thousands of years and have a powerful presence in myth and legend.”
Finished more Twinchies. This Swap will have 50 participants so I have a long way to go to complete enough 2″x2″ Twinchies to send to everyone.
(Left to right) – “Oof” and “Quib,” official Zentangle patterns; “4 Corners” by Barbara Finwell; “Bask-It” by Anna Houston,CZT; “Poser” by Beth Snoderly; “Dex” official Zentangle pattern; “Cruze” by Caren Mlot; and “Mr. E” by Shawn Hayden, CZT.
(Left to right, top row) – “Fassett” by Lynn Mead; “Eke” official Zentangle pattern with step outs by Sandi Bartholemew; “Drip-Drop” by Debbie Perdue, CZT; “N’Zeppel” and “Cadent” official Zentangle patterns; “AA’s” by Judy Murphy; “Cayke” by Rose Brown; and “Linked” by Bicki Murray, CZT.
(Left to Right) – “Cyra” by Beth Snorderly; “Archer” by Chris Gerstner; “Kuke“, by Katy Abbott, CZT8; “Fiore” by Jane Rodgers; “Betweed” official Zentangle pattern; and “Navaho” by Caren Mlot.
And here is the last group of the Twinchies. Hurray!! I finished them all!
(Left to Right) “Pina” by Carol Ohl, CZT; “Efilys” by Sandra Strait; “Bumpkene” by Beth Snordly; “Sindoo” by Sahron Robinson; “Japan Diamond” by Laura Linlet; and last but not least, “Ixorus” an official Zentangle pattern.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed looking at these Twinchies as much I enjoyed making them. Would love it if you left a comment.
The best part of participating in the Zendala Dare is to look at the entries from the other artists. Each person comes up with a unique design using the same template. It’s amazing! You if haven’t already, take time to check out Erin’s blog, The Bright Owl, the see what the other artists have submitted.
Here is the Zendala Dare #87:
Here is what I created from the original template:
After tracing the original template onto white card stock, I used a Micron .01 pen to tangle the design, making some alterations to the original template. I colored it with Rose Art colored pencils and fine-line Sharpie pens with graphite pencil shading. Really looks quite different than the original template. Don’t you agree?
Here is the next template I completed (Zendala Dare #88):
And now, the finished template with changes:
I made quite a few changes to the original template. The first thing that caught my eye were the triangle shapes which lead me to using “Paradox” and it grew from there. I have not used any other tangles so this might be considered a monotangle, except for some lines that fill in some spaces. I used a Prismacolor brown .005 pen (which look red on the scan), and shaded with graphite pencil. It’s drawn on beige card stock. Hoping you like this rendition of the dare and will take time to leave a comment on my recent works.
Thanks for stopping by. Your comments are really appreciated. It’s nice to know someone is looking at my blog.
I am way behind on doing the templates from The Bright Owl. Last week I had a great deal of trouble downloading the templates. This week, thankfully, I managed to download the three templates I missed. I’m posting the most recent template and hopefully will catch up and draw the templates I missed.
Here’s this week’s Zendala Dare template:
Here is my rendition of this Dare:
I left a lot of open space in this Dare. I thought about filling every space, but as I worked on this one, the open space just seem to be the right thing. I hope you agree.
I look forward to reading your comments. Please feel free to leave one. Thanks for stopping by.
(From Left to Right – Top Row) “Paradox“, original Zentangle® pattern designed by Maria Thomas; “Palrevo“, by Karry Heun; “eez” by Judy Burkett, CZT; “Echoism, by Sue Jacobs, CZT.
(Second Row) “Geos” by Ronnie Szczerba (that’s me); “Celtic” by Deanne Stewart-Mills; “Centerfuge” by Sandra Strait; “Loopy” by Ronnie Szczerba;
(Third Row) “Bokbz” by Rita Nikolajeva, CZT; “Drack” by Helen Williams; “Ojo” by Laura Williams, CZT; “Makrahmee” by Michele Beauchamp, CZT.
(Fourth Row) “Facets” by Nancy Pinke, CZT; “Maelstrom” by Linda Dawson; “Bwiya” by Suzane McNeill; “Loveline” Judy Murphy;
(Fifth Row) “Quiltz” by Kim Barlow; “Sand Swirl” Karry Heun; “Sanibelle” Tricia Faraone, CZT; “Aqua” Christina Vandervlist, CZT.
The list of participants is yet to be released, so I’m not sure how many of these little beauties I have to make. I plan to send one to each participant. So, I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of the little cuties.
Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to your comments.