P.S. It looks so much better in person then the photo I took! Stay tuned for my brother, Steve's gift coming soon.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
I love making gifts for people that are special to me. This ZIA (zentangle inspired art) piece is one I made for my sister, Priscilla . She has always loved Native American Art and has some wonderful pieces in her home....painting, pottery, plates, you name it. So I thought she would love a tangled dream catcher. I tried some new techniques for me...a watercolor wash on the paper for the background and some watercolor pencils for color and shading, and I was really pleased with how they came out. The rest is standard tangling with a couple of different color pens and white charcoal pencil for some of the highlights. I framed it in a beautiful frame that complemented the colors. I made this several months ago and really wanted to tell her about it, but kept it a surprise until earlier this month when we drove to Wisconsin and was able to give it to her. I know she loved it because she took down one of her beautiful pictures and replaced it with mine in her family room!