Friday, March 11, 2011

Something Blue Challenge #12

This week the Diva wants us to do "Something Blue" in honor of her Mom's favorite color.
I didn't think I would make it in time, so much going on this week.  But I did it, I have a very hard time adding color I like black and white, so I water colored the paper and put a touch of blue glitter
 (you can't see the glitter in the photo).  This was a great challenge.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Teaching the art of Zentangle.

A wonderful class of new tanglers was born today. 
 I had a home party with 10 ladies. This was a ladies art club, they have been meeting once a month for over 50 years. The hostess had invited her daughter and granddaughter.

The lady on the back right was blind. She did not do a tile but she took notes and was going to go home and try it on her own.  I do believe she was an accomplished artist when had her sight.

The three generation group Granddaughter (floor), Daughter (back middle) and Mother (right behind granddaughter) All three want to keep tangling.

Not all the ladies would let me take a photo of their Zentangle so you only see the seven tangles.  

Teaching is so much fun. So glad I am a CZT.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Creating a Toy Box

I pray you....your play needs no excuse.
Never excuse.
                    --William Shakespeare

Saturday I went shopping for some more toys. Art toys, and I created a new toy box.  I have not done Calligraphy for many years and with my new found love for Zentangle.  I decided it was time to pick up the pen and try my hand at the art of Calligraphy again.  I love the pointed pen and the sound it makes when it moves across the paper.   When I watched Maria do Betweed on her blog it brought back fond memories of using the pointed pen. At the first of the video you can here the pen scratch on the paper.  So cool!

 I now have a toy box filled with not only Zentangle supplies but also my old toys made new.  Calligraphy pens and ink, now a new look for my art.

"Play is the exultation of the possible," Martin Buber reminds us, Now get your toys and go out and play!