Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Beads of Courage
This weeks' challenge is one I have done in the past, but always enjoy because it brings awareness to a very important arts in medicine program that helps kids with chronic or life threatening illness tell the story of their medical journey. You can read all about in on the Divas blog at www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com. Laura helps raise money for this program each year with a really fun looking 5K race, and also has us do a beads of courage challenge.
I decided to use the ZenGems as my beads (because I wanted to practice them some more) and added a very simple headline as the necklace string. (Oh yes, and a little "A" for Artoo). Love that little guy!
Have a wonderful week everyone!
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Our challenge this week from the DIVA is to try out the tangle, Skye, by Margaret Bremner. I knew I wanted to try this tangle when I saw Margaret's tiles and step-outs on her blog, so I was happy it was the challenge this week. It has a bit of a learning curve, but I thought it got easier each time I tried it. I will be playing with this tangle more in the future!
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
The DIVA has asked us to add some black in places we normally wouldn't. I added stripes in Paradox, Beelight, and Avreal, and some rounding around Poke Root, and Flux.
Better late then never with my tile!
|Paradox, Beelight, Munchin, Flux, Poke Root, Tipple, and Avreal|
Some of the highlights of our NYC trip too!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
|All the beautiful gems!|
|Bijou Gem tile mounted on a note card|
|Note card with Bijou Gem tile & a regular size tile with border|
|What a fun group of ladies that I have had the pleasure to get to know through several classes and workshops! (I jumped in the picture too)|
Friday, April 22, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Friday, April 1, 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Here are their beautiful 1st tiles.....
Not everyone finished their 2nd tiles, but they were looking beautiful!
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
|Gems I received in the swap|
Gems I created for the swap
Emily, host of the swap
A little Thank You gift I sent to Emily for hosting
As you can see in her picture, she loves tiara's!
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
|TANGLES: 4 Corners (variation), Tri-Roda, Arukas, N' Zeppel|
and Printemps in background
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
I took a black tile and used a Sakura copper pen to draw the tangle Fengle. Then I decided to add more shine with some Fine Tec watercolor paint (in a silvery white) to fill in Fengle. I am finding the tangle Molygon just fills in so nicely around other tangles, so I used the copper pen again to draw Molygon. Then I added more shine to the Molygon shapes with Sakura Metallic gel pens in silver and pink. Finishing it off with some silver dots. I went all out shiny for this challenge!
Friday, February 26, 2016
It's also nice to have examples of art for all the classes I teach. I have a 8 sized cube of white on black tiles, but decided I needed something bigger. I also wanted to add some new color and techniques to it. The piece I was replacing was 11" X 14". So I purchased a large piece of Canson Mi-teintes paper and cut it down to size. I started with the tangle, Molygon toward the center of the paper with a Sakura White gelly roll pen. Then I just started tangling, nothing planned, and using whatever tangles came to mind, of course some of my favorites! I alternated between the white pen and a Sakura Metallic Gold gelly roll pen. I have seen some really pretty color done on black recently, so I gave it a shot and added two shades of blue Prismacolor pencils to the Molygon (both the white and gold). *Tip: When adding color pencils to black paper, put down a layer of white pencil first. Then I thought it needed some touches of blue in other tangles, so I added a little for balance. I shaded with a white charcoal pencil and a zenstone. I also added just a little shading in some of the gold tangles with a gold metallic Prismacolor pencil. To complete it, I took a Sakura Stardust (clear) pen and added just a touch of that to some of the tangles for some sparkle (I love that pen!).
I mounted it in the mat and frame I had, and now I am going to hang it in my studio because I am really happy with how it turned out! That means I need to do another piece for the bathroom wall which I originally intented on replacing. Not a problem for me, I love working larger on ZIA's!
*NOTE: I always tell my students to remember the Zentangle method of art is more about the process then the product, and you can let your zentangle practice take you wherever you want. If you only like doing tile size art, that's perfectly fine! If you are inspired to do larger ZIA pieces, that's fine too. Do what you enjoy and is right for you!
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
|Tile on left done 5/10/2010 and tile on right done 2/18/2016|