Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Zentangle Demo and Cats

I'll be presenting the stress relief benefits of Zentangle at the Hanscom AFB Health Fair on 8 March.  If you have access to the base come on by.

PS  Fire alarm just went off for the building across the street.  My cat Georgie went flying off the back of my chair.  She knows that means the fire trucks will be comming.  She growls at firemen from the safety of the hallway.  I don't think shes ever meet one, cat to person.  I hope she never has to meet on in an emergency.  Such a brave kitty (see white cat below).  Now Gracie, my other cat, goes to the window and supervises the firemen's activities.  I think she likes the lights.  (Gracie has the coloring and disposition of a Maine Coon - but is just a lush)

ZIA - Zentangle Inspired Art

Here's the lightly colored "Blue Dragon" ZIA. 

I'm currently working on puzzle tangles and will post the series this weekend.

I'm also working on my brochure and some marketing items.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Diva's Challenge

OK.  One more post for the day and then it is bed time.   Wanted to get thisone onthe blog in case I don't get back to the computer tomorrow.

Non-Dominatrix v.2 (#56, but my first entry)   This took a long time and lots of concentration.  Everytime I turned the tile I had to figuratively slap my dominant hand away.  It wanted to take over.
And now the same patterns using my dominant hand.  this second one took a lot less time.

I'm on a roll 4 posts in one day.  Once I figure out how to post mulitple pictures in line with the words this will be easier.

So this ZIA I worked on in my head from 2:30 to 4:30 am on 1 Feb 2012.  Couldn't sleep for some reason.  So I planned out the drawing in my head. done this before but then not been able to get my vision down on paper.  So it is not a stress free method.  However this time it seems to have worked.  I didn't stress but kept at it to come up with the image above.  Maybe tomorrow I'll post the same picture with bits of color.

I'm calling this picture " Nap time: Do not Disturb".   I'm still debating putting in some smoke puffs.
And a smaller Zentangle Inspired Art Piece (8.5 x 11).  This was done on kids water color paper using Sepia Saukra Micron 01 pen.   The Sepia and the paper does not copy or scan real well on my cheap copier.  You maybe able to see that I used just a touch of green.

Zentangle Inspired Art is a lot to type each time I wonder if anyone has coined ZIA as a name yet?

Zentangle Inspired Art

I'm branching out a bit and doing some Zentangle Inspired Art.  This means I'm going outside the box and pre-planning what I want the final to look like.  The first image is a set of hearts I did for last Friday's Zentangle, Wine and Cheese party.  Notice the use of color!  I wasn't really happy with the purple shading, but liked it overall.

The easel was setup in my Owl corner.  It is only a matter of time before Owl's become part of my tangles. :)