Friday, April 18, 2014

Zen and Another Chalk Paint Chair

Finally got my second Chalk Paint chair sanded and out on the deck.  This was an old chair I have had around forever.  I picked the "sunbrella" fabric first and had the cushions made so I could match the paint to the fabric. I found the little carpenters bench at the antique store and painted it to match as a foot stool or a little extra seating.

Now I'm ready for a little Zen time……..

…and speaking of Zen time, here is a monotype I made last week in class as a demo for hand printing. I just put some blocks of color on the plate, printed it and when is was dry spent a little time over the next few days creating a colorful Zentangle.

6" x 6.5" monotype and micron 01 pen

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Filler Up and Rixty

Playing with a new tangle Rixty.  It is lots of fun to just start and let this one move and grow.

One day last fall I decided to print my palette plate at the end of the day.  Finally got around to cutting the print into pieces and playing with these two.

This a 3.5" Zentangle paper tile.  I started with Rixty in the middle and then just filled it up.  I think I found a new mantra, "filler up, filler up, filler up…."

Another "filler up" page in my 5" x 5" Handbook.  I really enjoy how these pages turn out but believe me there are points in the process where I think, "Yikes! where do I go from here?" There lays the challenge and the fun.