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.
“Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”
T. S. Eliot
Wow! The first day of 2014. I’m looking forward to the new year and hoping it holds good things for me. I guess everyone feels that way. One never knows what the future holds but it’s always good to be optimistic and hope for the best.
I’ve been working on lots and lots of bookmarks for an upcoming Swap with the Yahoo group “Zentangle Artist Trading Card Swap.” They are posted on my Flicker page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/80288200@N03/ ) and also on the group page. I would like to add them to my blog but I just seem to run out of time. So, stop by and check them out and leave a comment.
I started this Zendala Dare last night and worked on it most of today. It’s drawn on 8.5 x 8.5 beige card stock with Micron .01 and .005 pens. I used metallic gel pens and Prismacolor pencils to color it.
Do hope you like my efforts and will take a moment to leave a comment.
I’ve missed a couple of the Diva’s Challenges. Just seems I’ve been busy lately and didn’t have time to get them done. I did, however, find time to do this week’s Challenge, a monotangle of Dex, a tangle created by Maria Roberts.
I found this tangle a bit daunting. I had a hard time coming up with enough variations to fill the entire page. I found myself peeking at the other drawings posted on the Diva’s blog (Iamthediva). I don’t usually do that. I try to come up with my own interpretation, but this one just threw me and I had to seek inspiration from the already posted drawings.
I drew this monotangle on a 7″ x 7″ beige card stock using Micron .01 and .005 pens. It is shaded with graphite pencil.
Overall, I’m okay with how this one turned out. Don’t think I’ll be doing any other monotangles of this tangle. I wouldn’t mind using it in a drawing, but trying to come up with lots of variations was not particularly fun for me.
Hoping the rest of your week goes well. Thanks for your visit. I always appreciate when you leave a comment.
Half and half, to me, is a mixture of cream and milk, slightly less fattening than pure cream, but rich and creamy enough to turn your coffee a wonderful shade of brown. My mother-in-law, may she rest in peace, introduced me to this pleasure many years ago. To this day, I don’t enjoy my coffee unless I have that velvety , luxurious, nectar to pour into my coffee.
Today, however, Erin has suggested a “Half and Half” Zendala. She drew a number of these Zendalas and posted them on her blog, The Bright Owl. Stop by and see her beautiful work as well as the entries of the other tanglers who submitted Zentangle Inspired Art to her blog.
Here is my entry into this week’s Zendala Dare:
I used two contrasting colors to split this Zendala in half, as well as, a division of the tangles. Purk and a variation, also Verve are the two tangles that make up most of this Zendala. It is drawn with Micron .01 and .005 pens; colored with fine-line pens and Prismacolor pencils. I do hope you like it and will leave me a comment to that effect. I hope your weekend is enjoyable. Thanks for stopping by.
This week’s Diva Challenge was to put two pencils together with a rubber band and draw a string for the ZIA or Zentangle. This was “trying something different” for me. Not so very difficult and fun to do. Here is my Zentangle Inspired Art entry.
I drew this on 8.5″ x 11″ white card stock with Micron .01 and .005 pens. It is colored with fine-line pens and Prismacolor Pencils.
The “Two-Pencil Strings” are filled with these tangles: Coaster, by Carole Ohl (top left- next to the circles); Arckles, by Suzanna Wilka (right side strip); Chard, by Linda Farmer (middle strip); Gloven, by Mariët Lustenhouwer’s (bottom center loop); and the circle shaped string is filled with and un-named tangle.
The tangles in the spaces are: Loopy, my tangle (top left); Paushalov, by Amy Broady (next to Loopy); PANE (var.), by Sandy Bartholomew, CZT (top center); Echoism* (top next to Pane); ‘NZeppel*, (right center); Paradox*, (below ‘NZeppel); Printemps*, (top right); ); Hako, by Lara Williams, CZT (bottom left); Zenella, by Molossus (bottom center); and Hepmee, by Carole Ohl (bottom right). There may be a few tangles that are un-named.
Thank you so much for stopping by and viewing my work. I really appreciate it. Leaving a comment will be greatly appreciated. Enjoy the rest of your week.