Posts Tagged ‘henna drum

01
Oct
13

On the Border

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Here I am in front of my two ZIAS (over my head in black frames) at The Small Works Show in Greenville, SC. I won the Merit Award for my work, $75.00!  I am going to work harder and a bit larger for next year, as placing artwork got $200, $400 & $600 prizes!  The pieces that won were “Fish Out of Water” that I actually did as a Diva Challenge 123, and the other I called “The Beach”. (You will need to scroll down after clicking to see them).

It has been quite a while since I participated in the Diva’s  weekly challenge (IamtheDivaCZT.blogspot.com)… seems it has been since my wonderful cat, Sam, died.  I also got involved in textile pattern and surface design online classes ( SkillShare.com), and had to learn how to work with Illustrator and other digital art software. I was finally able to create patterns that I could upload to SpoonFlower.com, a great place to upload and buy/sell your own fabric designs. I do love patterns!

Also, I am going to the June 22 CZT training session in Providence, RI next year! I am soooo excited! Yay oh Yay! If any of you are going to be there too, let me know! To learn more about this, please visit Zentangle.com.

Here is my Zentangle based on a border that I found in my surroundings. I have these really cool beaded coasters, and I used the border of those coasters in my tile. The coasters have little jingle bells attached to the outer edge, and I noticed they kinda look like “Poke Root.” I love Jane MacKugler’s “Henna Drum” tangle, and have incorporated that into my tile. I also used “Sparkool” by Lara Williams to fit inside the curved border.  As usual, I added my own embellishments on the edges, and I added auras here and there.

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15
Jun
13

My Newest Zentangles and ZIAs

I have been busy!  I purchased and downloaded the  2013 Edition  Tangle Guide from Tanglepatterns.com

and printed out the pages, cut out the patterns, and glued them all into my Tangle Guide sketchbook. Why would I do that, you ask?  Well, I like to look for patterns according to the type of pattern they are, and alphabetically arranged patterns are not very helpful. So, first of all, I separated Official Zentangle Patterns from all the rest, and arranged them according to type— Grids, Checkerboard type, Spheres, circles, stripes, mazes, concentric, diamonds, triangles, plant-like, etc.  I just went through and started putting them into piles with similar characteristics.  Then I glued them onto pages. Then I did the same with the unofficial patterns. Took a couple of days, but now that it is done, I have a great reference for my patterns! I did make sure that I included the designers’ names with each pattern so that I can refer to them.

Anyway, with that in place, I went through picking a few patterns that I had not used, and began creating Zentangles. Here are a few:

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This one I call “Windoz”. I worked with Pane, which I love for its open look, and Pea NuckleDiva Dance, and Striping or Bongo, it’s kinda both… Hazen  is the window-looking one that I rounded the corners to, and added the straps/ties to. Hazen is challenging to me, so I am going to keep using it until I get the hang of it. I decided to fill the “panes” of Hazen with the very organic looking Poke Root. Poke Root is one of the best filler-tangles out there! I LOVE Poke Root!

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This one I call “Carpetz”, using my own grid pattern, Spyz. I have used  Jute a lot, because as yet, I have not been able to do it accurately! I also love using  Pepper and  Jetties  as fillers.

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This one I call “Assuntaz” . I saw the “scrolly” version of Assunta,on the left, on a Pinterest post of tangle designs by “Tangledlady.” She does beautiful work. The other Assunta, on the right, is my own tangelation. I filled the open space in the middle with floral type patterns. I love Henna Drum by Jane MacKugler.

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This Zentangle was done on a 4-1/2 inch square card designed for the Letterpress system (Lifestylecrafts.com). It is a thick paper very similar in texture to the Tiepolo paper used for Official Zentangle tiles. This tile features Courant at the top, then Eke, Ahh, combinations of  Striping & Shattuck, Yincut & Orlique, and the bottom is filled with different patterns and tangleations such as Verdigogh, Chainging, Poke Root and Poke Leaf, Tagh, Ynix, Locar, Squid, Tidings, Flux, Mysteria, Sedgling, Springkle, and Floo. Whew!!!




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