Thursday, September 3, 2015
The end of summer is always a flurry of events and activities. Even though I haven't posted for a bit I'm still here and managing to get in some art!
These are some bits and pieces from playing around in my two different Zentangle groups. I try and get one of the pages in my 5" x 5" handbook completed in each meeting.
This one was just playing with a couple of tangles, "Narwhal" and "Bundies". I just dropped them anywhere on the page and at the end I added the grid behind them which seemed to anchor everything together. Successful trick!
This page was just completed on Tuesday with my ZenFriends group. Playing with "Narwahl" again only this time I turned them into little pods in a garden scene.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Sharon gave me the little birds that were stamped on thin paper and then I just drew the funny flowers and bugs and added color.
The next page is "trying to be Jane Davies" playing with marks, lines, and colors. I am signed up for a real Jane Davies workshop next year! Excited!!
You can find her blog on my Blog Friends List on the right.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
My sister ask if I had a piece of art she could have to give to someone who is going through a battle with cancer. I did a few Zentangles for her to choose from. This is the one that she chose after much decision making. It is a mandala style Zentangle done on top of a monoprint.
This one was also in the "choose" pile. I think it has a softer, flowy feel to it which makes my eye move and wander around the square.
I think these are both about 6" square.
Pen on Monoprints
Sunday, June 28, 2015
These two pages started by Sharon and I talking about different paints and high flow acrylics came up. I had bought some but had not worked with them yet so I grabbed the two colors on the right page and made some swishes. Then going over to my stack of pages of color and texture from magazines I found two pages with the same colors! I tore some strips and tried mirror imaging the painted page.…….ah the serendipity of art and serendipity of life.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Some more Zentangle time to share.
This one was started at LAX while waiting for our flight to France and finished there. It actually was drawn in this configuration and when I tried to flip it on it's side to put the "fescu" at the bottom it was not happy… so here it stays.
This Zentangle was drawn in this direction as well but could also be turned to give a different feeling. Hummm…….what do you think?
5" Handbook and Pen
Monday, June 1, 2015
Summer Fun! A group of friends and I are taking an Art Journal Adventure this summer. We are getting together every other Tuesday to play in our Art Journals.
Ripping, glueing, painting, smearing, mark making and words…..all of this and lots of friendship and laughter as well!
This is a two page spread I worked on last week. Using some small monoprints, home made stamps, a little scribbling and words these two pages came together.
Borrowed words from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Aristotle and Walt Disney with a few of my own make these pages work for me.
This is a 7" x 10" spiral bound sketchbook I started in 2006…YIKES! Only a few pages left here and then I can start another one.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Robert Bateman 6" x 9" Sketchbook
Pen and Watercolor