I’m not done but wanted to share the WIP so far- not much longer now. Each section is intricate and I’d guess 95% of the patterns were drawn using a .005 Micron pen- tiny, tiny tip. This is approximately 9″x7″
Here are some photos:
I really was unsure about adding color- adding just one color seems to be my style. I have a style! Who knew?
Right now I’m writing this (how’s that for a now inappropriately used word… We aren’t writing as that involves using a pencil, pen or marker, etc o paper, chalkboard, even skin. Hmmm. I’ll come back to that!) on my phone and it hinders me from writing (sigh) fluidly.
And for those who wondered- I did not use color in the hummingbird but plan to copy it so I can color that one.
Enjoy and keep expressing yourself!
I’m now working on a large butterfly. I just have the outline so far, but I’m chomping at the bit to start the doodle patterns (ZIA), so I should have good progress tomorrow. Today I spent a lot of time sorting through things from my desk in my studio. I’m moving my art center to my desk in the bedroom, where my computer was. The desk is in the corner, and two windows surround the desk. Much better light! I am moving one room to the other, basically, though all the furniture stays put. My sewing area remains.
Are you like me in that your passions are fickle? By that I mean this: I will be intensely quilting for months then POOF! I start thinking of another craft (new or an older one) go full speed on the new one and it’s awhile before I get back to quilting. I hope you can follow my crazy explanation 🙂
Time for some photos. Please let me know you were here- just say “Hi! if you don’t have time or more words. Thanks.
I created this Mandala from a paper snowflake I made and traced. During a chat with family members in England and in the USA. We talk every week, and I have started drawing while everyone talks.
On this one I used a stencil for the Celtic knot outline. We had this printed onto canvas and it turned out beautifully!
Keep expressing yourself!,
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We now have a photography page for you to see- these are photos that are for sale. The gallery will change over time for variety.
And another change: our web address! It is now
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I’m not experienced at drawing other than Zentangle, but my cat, Sylvie, inspired me to try.
(I have the photo greatly enlarged so the quality is very poor. )
He looked like a big black and white pear!
See you later!
I got behind! I knew it would happen but it’s okay.
This Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) is a 4″ tile that I applied watercolor paint to then I drew a quilty grid. I wanted it to look like a quilt with individual patchwork squares of zentangle.
I planned to put color on the grid, and still might. Here are all four views.
And one more photo:
Have any of you read these? I am serious about listening to/being inspired by my two muses this year. I am going to CREATE this year! I always put that part of myself last- because i want to do it so badly. like not opening a present right away, or feeling like I have to somehow earn it. Like not ever eating desert because I’m saving it until the dishes/kitchen/floors/everyroom in the house are clean! Anyone elso put off having/watching/going/doing the things you like because of internal task master says “WAIT! Do THIS first…” ? This year I am going to lick this thing or die trying!
What books have helped you?
This is on a 4″ tile similar to what I normally use for Zentangle. However, I’ve never used round ones. I had hoped to use these for mandalas but this one happened! The paint had a mind of its own!
There are many faces that showed up in this- at first it looked like a map to me, then the faces started to make themselves known!
I finished the work I had listed early on the 2nd. Here it is. Frankly I liked the center white. Live and learn!
4″ tile, Zentangle and ZIA
This year, I am turning over a new leaf and every day possible (allowing exceptions like illness and such), I am challenging myself to work on art and post it. Some may not be posted immediately but most importantly I want to do art.
The first 30 days I will be participating in Leslie
This is the picture I started some time ago, them put aside. I’m not sure I like the color (brighter in person) but what can ya do?
If you can enlarge photos, I’d advise it as this is better close up for detail.
I am participating in a 30 day challenge- check this out!
*30 Day challenge!
I am finished with the black lines but wish I hadn’t started using color. I’ve added more since these photos, but I’ll share that later.
What do you think?
Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) is not “true” Zentangle as it consists of ink/pencil on white square tiles, usually 3″x3″. Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) can be any size, and incorporate colors if desired.
I really enjoy drawing ZIAs and find it exciting to come up with new creations. Being Disabled and retired, my income is near the poverty line so I am going to try to sell some through my shop on Etsy. We’ll see! Also hope to sell my photography taken in the heart of Appalachia in Southwestern Virginia, USA. I love the land, the people, the culture and mountains here. Beauty is wherever I gaze.