Saturday, November 21, 2015

In Everything Give Thanks

As the season of giving thanks apporches I thought it would be apporate to do a Zentangle Meets Typography with that in mind, and I also needed a template for my class Monday.  I hope they enjoy tangling it.
  I am also teaching some tangles that I think look great together.

 Watch for the videos on thies tangles next week. 

Auraknot by Zentangle named by Mattie Arnold
 Sand Swril Kerry Heun
Aura-leaf by South Africa's Carla du Preez


You will also see a few other tangle I just can't leave out of anything I do. 

Here is the template so you can create your own Zentangle Inspired Art. 



Thursday, November 19, 2015

Music is in the Air.


I love this time of year, because people start to play all kids of music. So here is my template for Music.

I have added the template to that page but here it is also.  Enjoy. 




Wednesday, November 18, 2015

How to draw Zentangle Pattern, Biscus and Showgirl


Biscus is a beautiful tangle by Vicki Bassett CZT.  I loved doing Vicki's tangle in my class this week at the library.  When I first showed the tile I got that wonderful gasp you sometimes get with stunning tangles. 

I did two of Vicki's tangles Biscus and Showgirl both were a big hit.  I had 10 students in Mondays class and 21 in Tuesdays class.  Classes are growing each week.

I was asked, " What do you do with all the tiles you draw"? To answer that question I had to say they are in my studio in a cupboard. I guess I should frame them, that is on the list of things to do.

Here is three tiles of the tangle Biscus, The one you see on the video and two others.  I did two on gray paper using black Micron by Sakura 01 and white Gelly Roll also by Sakura.  I love to tangle on gray paper.  You can shade with white or gray, and the Gelly Roll just makes the tangle pop. 

What do you think? 

Biscus done on gray paper with white Gelly Roll pen and chalk highlights. 




Hope you enjoyed the video!

Below you see Showgirl also by Vicki Bassett.  Fun tangle, I did not do a string on the tangle so I shaded it all the way to the edge. 


This is the finished tile from the video below.


 Hope you enjoyed the video.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Tangle Heart, Siena Wrap or Nancy's Italiano. November week Three


What every you call it,
 but I  call it "Beautiful".

I was looking for somthing to teach at my weekly Zentangle art class and came across this bog post of Zentangle, from back in February 2013,

I knew at first glance this was going to be in this weeks lesson. The tangle was inspired by Nancy Sampson. She had taken a trip to Italy and sent home a wonder photo of the Siena Cathedrel, to here good friend Maria Thomas.  Well of course Maria had to tangle the wonderful architecture being so unique and eye-catching. 

When you watch the video of the Siena Cathedrel you will see why.

  


Fun Video right!

Well here is my tangle.  With a video to show you how to draw this pattern. Sorry it ends so funny I was called off to make Mac N Cheese for my family.  When I returned to finish the video I forgot to turn on the camera.  I just started to draw.
The video ends with the call for Mac N Cheese.

Hope you can shade it ok and I have added Footlite tangle by Carole Ohl.

Enjoy! 



 With a few more just for fun.