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!,
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?
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
I am committing to doing one Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) per day, and most will have color. I started this earlier when it was still Jan 1. But now it is past midnight so it’s the 2nd.
Every year I have a word for the year. This year it is RELEASE. It is most appropriate in my art because I always want it to be perfect, and I make the art with marketability in mind. That HAS to stop! Especially with the Zentangle style work… ZEN. Not uptight but enjoying the journey, and making art for me, today. Here. Now.
The work below is definitely out of my comfort zone! And since it is a WIP (work in progress), I’ll tell you that more color will be added. Feedback more than welcome!
How did *you* RELEASE your creativity today??