Well, the Celebration of the Arts took place on Saturday, and I’ve been busy ever since! Tamara and I had a great time sharing her space – she was so kind and gracious. We had taken our two tables and a box of things for the tables to her office on Friday night. We didn’t hear Bear’s alarm go off (did it?) Saturday so instead of being there by 7:30 to open at 8:00, we awoke at 8:30! Groan. When I messaged Tamara to tell her, she asked if we wanted her to set up for us! Yes, please! What a sweetie.
Bear and I sold about six of my many stones (mostly turtles), and that was all for day. But our good friends who happen to be neighbors came to our booth (brightest spot in our day!), and the woman of the couple picked out a picture… And bought it! Yay!
When I got home, I got a call with a big order from someone in Florida who had seen my work online. He ordered five items for Christmas gifts! A good friend from junior high contacted me and also put in a Christmas order. I am enormously blessed! And busy! Just the way I like it.
Without further ado, here are recent works for your approval. Seriously, do leave a comment and/or a “like” to let me know that you came by. Click on the picks to make them larger. Also, if you like something let me know, as it is all for sale.
this is a tote bag that is approximately 13.5×13.5×3″z it is original one_of-a-kind art. Can be washed by hand, sparingly.
This is another tote bag that is approximately 13.5×13.5×3″z it is original one_of-a-kind art. Can be washed by hand, sparingly.
This is an original Italian paper tile, using archival ink. It is 3.5 square and comes with a frame or small easel.
another tile, same as above.
Another tile made with a thick Italian mould paper.
A notecard, blank inside, suitable for framing. approx 4×5″
Another notecard, this time an elephank.
I hope your days have been peaceful and creative.
I really do enjoy drawing the bookmarks and actually, I have drawn one today as you can see below.
i love the powerful statement in this pattern
I’ve decided to take my bookmarks to the local printer and to laminate prints not originals. What do you think?
i tangled a bookmark today. It’s white but looks light blue for some reason!
i enjoyed this new shape!
Now I wonder what the best thing to do is: use Mod Podge or a spray fixative! It isn’t the thickest paper card stock.
one thing I like to do is to encourage my refers and followers on other social mediums (such as Instagram) to let their imaginations free to see and feel things while looking at my art. For example, it might evoke the ocean and seashells, sand, seagulls, and waves when you see my abstract tile. I’ve seeing my own art through others’ eyes. Take a look at these… What do YOU see?
Hope you will tell me your thoughts soon!
Live a colorful life,
I have been drawing every day… I go to sleep thinking about art and wake up with drawing on my mind.
So without further ado, here are some of my projects.
This is a Zentangle tile. If you go to Zentangle.com you can read all about it. What do you see in these two?
I’m a bird watcher and I photograph them nearly every day. Time to tangle them too!
A colorful Mandala
Here is another tangled tile. What do you see?
A tangled mandala, in pastel colors
And last is another mandala, simple but cheery.
Hope you are well and are creating from your heart!
I can’t tell you how surprised – and Pleased– I am to have so many followers! I thought only 5-6 were following and then the stats say that over 280 are following! Could’ve knocked me over with a feather, and that’s saying something!
I used to live and work professionally in the city of Houston, Texas. It was the 4th largest city in the United States of America and 4 million strong. I led a fast-paced life as I worked as a psychotherapist with several agencies, had a private practice (but was non-profit) and had four dependant on me at home. I now live the complete opposite life in Appalachia, in a county of 4 THOUSAND, and have no dependants, and live with my wonderful, retired (and disabled, like me) English husband. Our lives have little stress compared to before, and the town is much like Mayberry. In fact, the real Mayberry is not too far away!
I wish so much that I had discovered Zentangle when it first came out! I would have loved to have experienced the reduced stress, the increased focus and concentration, and flow of creativity back years ago when I worked in a state prison!
But back to now… I love the time I spend with my photography and art. When my husband had open heart surgery this year (bypasss), I sat alone in a distant city in a waiting room, just waiting to hear if he made it through the surgery that we didn’t know he was having the day before! The ONLY THING that got me through besides my faith was working on a ZIA heart (Zentangle Inspired Art). I was thankful I’d brought paper and pen with me!
Here is what I’ve been working on … Read the rest of this entry
Here are some Tangles I completed in the last week. There are a few more to post after these.
First, I created a Zendala (a mandala made with Zentangle patterns). This is large, about 8.5×11 inches.
Then I made a rose but thought it would look good in pink, so I tried it.
Do you like it with color or without? Next one may be yellow… Depending on how you vote!
(I started this on Monday morning 2/16/15 and finished in the very early morning on Tuesday)
It is snowing like crazy! We are in a major winter storm. We are supposed to get 12-14″ of snow! It’s just a little after 10:30 in the morning and is already so horribly unsafe that my Personal Care Aide (PCA) couldn’t even stay– she came and brought some provisions and left. Our biggest concern is power. We just can’t without power since I’m on oxygen, but power outages are very common in bad weather. And snow isn’t the only problem! There are sub zero wind chills and single-digit or teen temperatures – and that’s in the daytime.
I did finish some more tangling last night: it is a kitty. I also started a new one of a snowflake shaped Mandala.
I totally messed up the snowflake, so I’m going to start another. It was impossible to fix because I was doing a mandala and well… Just trust me. But, it was great practice.
Here’s my work I drew the outlines and made sections…
Then I filled it in the way that felt right.
This Tangled Kitten is 5×7″. If you notice, her collar has hearts ✨💖💛💚💙💜✨ on it. All my work will have a heart (at least one) on it somewhere.
It is still snowing- at 11:30 PM the news said we had 11″ so far and would snow all night. The poor ladies (2 small dogs- Bella and Meesie (Mimi first but evolved) are having a terrible time doing what they need to do outside- the snow is taller than their backs!
I was approved by Etsy to change my store name so now it is HeART ️Tangles Studios. Now I need to post items. Oh, by the way, I called the framing place (Jan is the owner) and my bee pictures never got displayed, so obviously they haven’t sold. They are framed though. She will display them for sale until I sell them on Etsy, here, or in her shop.
These are the drawings, except the single lone bee wasn’t finished.
I have been drawing so much, and getting ready for the Honeybee Festival. Not only that, but I’ve registered to be a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT)! The founders, Rick Roberts & Maria Thomas, personally train each CZT. This is a big deal, as it is the ONLY place people can gain this certification. It has attracted perspective teachers from all over the globe. It is held in Providence RI so I will finally get to see the ocean, and go up the East Coast. As a result of being a CZT, I can teach classes anywhere in the world, and build a business doing what I love to do!
I have started a business called HeART Tangles Studios(R), which not only covers my art but my photography and fabric arts…anything I want to do. I have an Etsy store but I am asking to change the name to HeART Tangles.
Okay, let’s get caught up on my projects (most for sale).
Keeping with the butterfly theme, I did one that has a butterfly on top and moth on the bottom.
Bottom of duo.
We got both the first large butterfly and this one framed by a great business near our town. Beautiful work on the matting and framing.
butterfly on top, moth on bottom
I will post more in the next few posts, but I want to share the two framed works.
Love how good the yellow mat looks on it- It looks better than I even hoped!
I hope you will let me know you were here, even if only to say hello and tell me what country or state you are from … comments are so lovely, like my readers!
Be good to yourself and let your creativity flow!
I’m one happy artist because my butterfly is finished and looks good to me….a rare thing!.
I plan to have this framed and put up for sale in Etsy if I don’t sell it beforehand. I don’t think I repeated any patterns within the whole piece. It was drawn on 98 lb mixed media 7″x10″ paper.
Now, I have to decide what’s next! I think I’m going to work on some mandalas, but you never know until you put pen to paper, really. By the way, I’, so frustrated because I ordered a bunch of art supplies on Jan3, and they have never shown up. I called the company but it seems the package has gotten lost in transit. The company (small) tells me they will make sure I get another one sent, but I’m still waiting. Grrrrr.