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!
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’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!,
For my entire life I have had an inner TaskMaster who has kept me from doing the things I love. If I wanted to paint, that voice came loud and clear telling me that I needed to do XYZ before I could paint. Have you ever experienced this?
Recently, I had an epiphany and I am going to fight that cruel TaskMaster. Here is the Mandala I made today. I’m new to drawing figures but at least I’m trying! LOL!
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!
The snow is almost gone… But more is on the way. I do love snow, and I love spring. What to do? Live in the NOW, enjoy this moment TODAY!
Now, for some art….
I’m very interested in mandalas right now, and am reading (and doing) The Mandala Workbook by Susanne F. Fincher. You know it is where you are supposed to be when no matter where you turn, there it is again! This picture, the first exercise, was supposed to be colored with only four colors: flesh, black, dark blue and grey. I plan to do this again in Coloring Mandalas 1 , also by Fincher, using my own choice of colors! Also including zentangley drawing.
Have you ever created/drawn/painted/colored a mandala?