Sunday, October 29, 2017

10-29-2017 - Scratchboard Zentangle

This past week I created a Zentangle tile on a scratchboard tile.  I drew Paradox, Cadent, and Msst.  I purchased these 5" x 5" scratchboard tiles at Hobby Lobby.  I look forward to creating more Zentangle tiles in the future.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Zentangle Play Date - August 10, 2017

I had my first Zentangle Play Date yesterday with my friend, Cheryl.  I introduced her to Zentangle. I posted the tiles we made above -- hers is on the left, mine on the right.  She did an excellent job!!  I had a great time and look forward to the next Zentangle Play Date!!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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I cannot believe it has been 1 1/2 months since I created this Zentangle-inspired art.  I never posted it to the blog.  It is composed of Cadent, Paradox, Inapods, and Cubine.  I used Sharpies fine point pens to draw the design.

Even though I had difficulty drawing Paradox in the beginning, it has become one of my favorite patterns.  It never ceases to amaze me how a straight line can looked curved.

Comments and criticisms always appreciated!!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Not quite a Zentangle . . .

This is my latest creation -- not quite a Zentangle, but nonetheless a work of art.  I used ink pens, gel pens, and Sharpie markers again and again and again . . . .

As always, comments and criticisms are appreciated.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Diva Challenge #293 - "Keeko, you know!"

This week's Diva Challenge was to find some zen in your keeko.

I created a monotangle tile drawing Keeko using a white Gelly Roll 08 pen on a black tile.  I used negative space to indicate an aum symbol in the center of the tile.

I am still having difficulties with the white Gelly Roll pens. For some reason, they keep skipping and missing, then blob out all at once.  I started getting frustrated with this pattern, hence the look that a 5 year-old drew it.

Comments and criticisms always appreciated.   

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Retreat in the Woods

I spent 4 days last week with 3 of my girlfriends in a cabin in the woods on the coast of the Blue River in southeastern Oklahoma.  We left home with summer weather and returned with autumn weather which is way overdue.

It was a wonderful trip.  We rested, ate, drank, talked, read, and took it easy.  We sat outside for long periods of time by a campfire that continuously burned.

The sky at night was gorgeous.  It looked like a black blanket with sparkling diamonds accenting it.  Even though I live rural, I did not realize how much light pollution I had at home. The night sky was outstanding!!

When I took a break from reading, I drew the above Zentangle inspired art composed of Paradox, Squid, Tipple, and Isochor.  I used black Sharpie pens with medium and fine points and a black Micron 01 pen.  As you can see, I still have a way to go on proper shading.  It is always a work in progress. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Diva Challenge #286: "Straight to It"

This week's Diva Challenge is to create a tile using any Zentangle patterns that are made of straight lines.  I created two tiles to share.

The tile above is Paradox created using a medium point black Sharpie pen and a pencil and tortillion (for shading).  It is astonishing how this is created entirely out of straight lines and the finished product looks curved.  Amazing!!

The tile above is a combination of Cubine, Hollibaugh, and Emingle created using a medium point black Sharpie pen, a black Micron 01 pen, and a pencil and tortillion (for shading).

As always, comments and criticisms are welcome.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Diva Challenge #277 - "Running 'round in Circles"

The Diva Challenge this week is to draw a thread with circles and then fill it with tangles.  Well, I decided to use one of my circular tiles as the thread and fill it with Hypnotic and Tipple using a medium point black Sharpie and a black Micron 01.

As always, comments and criticisms are appreciated.