Sunday, May 5, 2019

Zentangle Cartouches

Every so often Zentangle Inc. comes out with a Project Pack and it's usually something new to learn and for CZT's to share with their students.  Project Pack 5 was released in March and the videos were released starting April 12th-19th, one each day.

Project Pack 5 has us learning about Cartouches! Per their newsletter:

A cartouche is a decorative frame surrounding an image or an inscription. It also refers to the oblong figure that encloses a sovereign's name on ancient Egyptian monuments. They taught us how to apply the Zentangle Method to the art of adorning photos, letters, memorabilia, and ephemera. 

If you'd like to purchase the project pack and follow along with the videos, see this 
LINK to their newsletter.

This was really a fun project and I'm looking forward to doing more!

The story behind the locket: My Mom died quite young at the age of 46 and her mother also had died in her 40's, before any of us 7 kids were born.  I was 18 when she died and my Dad gave me this locket of hers.  Inside is a picture of my grandma, I never knew.  I don't recall ever seeing another picture of her, although I'm sure there had to be more in Mom's family.  I then put mom's picture in there and it's been in my jewelry box ever since.  I thought this was the perfect time to get it out, decorate it with a cartouche and put it in a beautiful frame on my dresser.

This is the wedding picture of my grandparents on my Dad's side. They were married in May, 1924 and went on to have a family of 12 children, of which my Dad is the oldest.  I've always loved this picture and wanted to decorate it with a cartouche. Look at that beautiful frame with gold perfs and mooka!

This is just a fun picture of 2 of the grand kiddos!

The youngest grandchild from a few months ago.
Doug has dubbed her the "Princess Pea"!

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