Monday, January 12, 2015

More Playing Around

Amoeba? Jellyfish?

It is so funny sometimes when a zentangle becomes something else.  It is kind of like looking at clouds and finding something.  I really like the movement of this one.

5" x 5" Handbook

This one started out as a Sharla exercise at our monthly ZenFriends meeting.  I like the cross hatched background which came about because I was too lazy to fill it in solid black.  Being lazy can be a good thing!

5" x 5" Handbook

I played a little more with the colorful ropes using the Zentangle "hollibaugh" as the pattern for this one.  Playing with these has a very zen quality very similar to the calming "zen" of Zentangles.

5" x 7" in my sketchbook

Monday, January 5, 2015

A Little Abstract Fun

One day while I was visiting one of my favorite blogs, Kathleen Pequignot, I came across a great set of step photos on this idea.  I loved the patterns, colors and depth and thought it would be a great lesson for Sruthi and myself.

This one belongs to Sruthi…….

and this one is mine.

We had a great time chatting and getting lost in the process of coloring and shading, keeping the center light to help boost the dimension.
These are somewhere in the 6" to 7" range done in our sketchbooks with pen and color pencils.

Check out  Kathleen Pequignot, you can link to her site from my blog friends list.  She is a wonderful artist and I love her sense of whimsey.  Her daughter is a wonderful musician as well.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Get Your Zen On

Are you are looking for a little Zen after the holidays? Join me in San Clemente for a one day workshop on Zentangles.   This is a beginning class and no art experience is needed.  A beginning Starter Kit is included so all you need is your sense of fun and adventure.

San Clemente Art Supply
1531 N. El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672

Hope to see you there!