Tuesday, December 30, 2014

ZIA's on Zentangle 3.5 x 3.5 Tiles

Here are some more Zentangle Inspired Artworks I did on traditional Zentangle 3.5 x 3.5 Tiles. Just having fun. I may mat some of these for 10 x 10 inch frames to sell... have to think about it.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Black Zentangle Tiles

Here are a couple black Zentangle Tiles I have done recently. I'm also working on something really cool, but I can't post it, as it is a gift for my sister. I will show it tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fa La La La La - La La La Laaaaaaaaaaa

I finished decorating the tree last night. The Mantle is decked out, and the stockings are hung by the chimney with care... but I'm just not really in the Christmas mood. Maybe as the day gets closer I will feel more festive... we will see...

Jeff is having surgery tomorrow... torn Rotator Cuff and lots of other torn stuff in that area, Dr. says "It's a real mess"... from an injury at work. Left arm this time, he already had surgery on the right one a few years ago. Yes, we've been through this before, but this is worse than last time... just keep the pain pills going and hopefully we will all survive the recovery period. We're not looking forward to it.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Playing with shadows.

Here is another Abstract Zentangle Inspired Artwork I finished last night. I'm pretty happy with it... made a few mistakes on some patterns, but it's not about perfection... it's about the process. I used Derwent Inktense pencils on this. I've been playing around with shading with color rather than a graphite pencil. I really like this method better on colorful work... when I work in black & white, I don't mind using graphite to shade.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

with or without?

The top photo is the actual painting. I've taken it into photoshop and added some "spatter" to the background. I haven't decided if I will actually add it or not. I seem to get an equal amount of votes for each version when I post it on Facebook. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't! ;)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Abstract Mixed Medium artwork in progress

Here are a couple of work in progress shots of a new abstract mixed-medium artwork I've been playing with the past couple of nights. I started with Derwent Inktense pencils, and now I am adding tangle patterns to it. I like the progress I have made so far. :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Last Three cards

Here are the last three Zentangle Inspired Art Note Cards I created... time to move onto something else... I'm out of blank cards. :)

Monday, December 1, 2014

2 more Christmas Note Cards

Here are a couple more Christmas Themed Note Cards I created last night. I like the popcorn and berries, but if I had to do it over again, I would have done it with watercolors and masked off areas so I could get an "even background"... but I guess it's ok. Have you ever strung popcorn and berries to hang on your tree? I did it once.