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06
Jul
13

Adventures in Monotangles : Cadent

I just discovered this weekly challenge, Adventures in Monotangles, found on Roy  Stauffer’s blog,  Mindful Creations .

I was so excited to see that he had chosen “Cadent”, an official Zentangle®  pattern. Cadent offers soooo many possibilities! I have put into my sketch/notes some ways to play with this pattern:

(as always, clicking on photos will enlarge them:-) )

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Here is my first tile. It includes organic, floral forms done with Cadent technique.

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Next, is a tile in which a large Cadent grid is the string. I call this one “Cadent Quilt.”

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And last is one that occurred to me as I was falling asleep: what if Cadent pieces were doubled or transparent or floated? I also played with color on this one with Derwent Inktense pencils. I have not done much with color , so still experimenting.

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This is another tile I did before the monotangle challenge, and it features Cadent.

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The floral forms were created with cadent technique, as were the “leaves”. This Zentangle also features official zentangle patterns:

Cadent & variations of it, Poke Root, Springkle, Fife Variation, Tipple

By other designers:

Cruffle by Sandy Hunter

Organza by Ruth Howell

The seahorse, upper right, is my doing as well as little embellishments and the leaf forms on the left, under the floral forms.

10
Jun
13

New Pages…

Hey all!

I have added two new pages to my blog that will specifically address my interests in Zentangle. The main page is titled “Zentangle News”, and it has a sub-page devoted to Zentangle Weekly Challenges by IAmTheDivaCZT.blogspot.com.  I also have a separate page devoted to my fine art, which has a gallery of my art work, and it is titled, cleverly, I might add, “Some of My Drawings”.

Keep Creating!

03
Apr
13

Zentangles on Different Papers

Today I worked on two ATC’s from Canson MiTientes Pastel 98lb papers. One is on an ochre colored paper, and the other on a light brown. I used a Pigma Micron 005 black pen and a #2 pencil for shading, but on the colored papers I needed to add highlights, and that was done with a Conte white pencil. I really enjoyed working on the smaller ATC size.I also created my first Zentangle on the 140lb printmaking paper “Tiepolo” by Fabriano paper makers. I cut the paper into 3 1/2 in squares, the standard Zentangle size. It is a lovely paper to work with.  It has a smooth, but slightly textured surface. Again,I used my Pigma Micron 005 black pen, which I prefer to the 01 for its finer line. I used the #2 pencil and a blending stump to create shading. This work contains the tangles “Squid”, “Ynix” and “Pepper”. I embellished it with “Fescue” and “Locar”, and a tangle of my own that I call “Chicken Tracks”.ImageImageImage

30
Mar
13

Zentangles

The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.

I have recently discovered the art of Zentangle, which I find fascinating!

The Zentangle art form is very much related to the way I draw already, and so it feels natural to me. I love exploring the patterns, and I love the small format. I also love the possibilities that Zentangle Inspired Art (“ZIAs”) present.  Once I get the hang of working with the different patterns, I will start adding Zentangle influences to other works of art and with different media. I am very excited about this!

Zentangle.com is the best place to start. I bought a book called “One Zentangle A Day” by Certified Zentangle Teacher ( CZT) Beckah Krahula . I highly recommend this book as a place to start your Zentangle journey.

I did find an error in her book concerning the paper that is used for the “official” Zentangle tiles.  She writes that the paper is Fabriano Tiepolo, 240 lb weight printmaking paper. After doing a lot of searching through art supply websites, I finally went to the Fabriano paper making website, and discovered that their Tiepolo only comes in 140lb weight. I’m guessing this is a typo on Beckah’s part. The paper can be purchased from Art Supply Warehouse at $5,80 per sheet if you buy 5 sheets. They continue to discount the price as you buy more sheets. I bought 5 sheets and paid about $8.00 S&H. When the paper arrived, I cut one of the sheets into the official 3.5 sq inch size, and got about 50 tiles. Official pre-cut Zentangle tiles come 55 to a pack for $29.00 plus S&H.  Zentangle tiles have their logo on the back, and two lines that are used to sign and date the tile. I don’t mind not having a logo, and I can draw the lines myself, as Beckah indicates in her book.

.??????????? Zentangles 008 Zentangles 012These are examples of what I have worked on at this point. The first two are done with a white Gelly Roll pen by Sakura on Strathmore 400 series Gray Scale paper at 80lb. The first is on black, and the second on a dark gray. The paper has a textured surface. The third is an exercise from my notebook done with a  Sakura MICRON 005 black pen.




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