Thursday, December 18, 2014

"Joy" Zentangle Meets Typography

"The emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires."

Other words that come to mind when I think of Joy are...

I have been teaching a weekly Zentangle Class at my library for over 6 months now.  I had been just doing a monthly night class, after reciecing my CZT in October 2010  but was talked into teaching every week,  (Not that I am a fabulous teach, I am good but not fabulous.) The students just like to get together and tangle on a weekly bases.  I have on average about 15 to 20 students they are a "JOY" to me.  I love the fact that I have to stay on top of my teaching skills and now I draw every day not just  a few days a month.  Hence that is where this weeks Typography inspiration came from.


May you find joy in the season of the year. May your days be filled with well-being, success and good fortune.

Joy Template December 22, 2014

Please share your completed "JOY" on the Facebook Group

Sunday, December 14, 2014

"The Touch of the Master's Hand" Zentangle Meets Typography

I have always loved this poem, and when Ben Kwok posted a violin template on his facebook group Ornation Creation I knew what Zentangle meets Typograph creation was coming next. I began to do the design for this weeks undertaking. 
But I had to read the poem one more time, and a little about the author.  Myra Brooks Welch.

Myra Brooks Welch was born in the late 19th Century in America. Thanks to one of "Goodreads" old poetry readers we believe she was born in Illinois 1878 daughter of John Brooks, and she married Otis Welch.
She was a resident of LaVerne, California. As a youngster her special joy was playing the organ but this was denied her in later life as she suffered badly from arthritis and spent much of her time in a wheelchair. She wrote with and inverted pencil in each of her gnarled hands and whould oick out the words on a type writer. She said that the joy of her writing outweighted the pain of her efforts. She was know as "The poet with the singing soul"

I choose to leave the lettering in black, it is much easer to ink over the black then it is to fill in an outline letters.  Enjoy Ben's template with my simple typography added. Now create something of your own with the touch of your hand, and as you do remember:
 The worth of a soul and the change that is wrought. by the touch of the Master's hand. 

For an easy download go to my facebook group. Zentangle meets Typography in the file section.