Thursday 29 September 2016

colours speak all languages

  I'm the admin of the Travelling Tangles Project on Facebook where lots of artists swap their beautiful works with one another. And for this week of Diva's challenge, I thought I might start a tile to swap with someone who comes visit my blog. If you'd like, I can send it to you and you can complete it. You'll send me a half-completed tile and I'll complete it, too. If you're interested in that, let me know in the comments section below!

  If you'd like to see what other artists have created for the Travelling Tangles Project, visit this link.

Featuring Paradox in a Tripoli grid.

  I recently started doing these little art works. They were done as a little fun side-project. The colours were added with Peerless watercolours. Some tangles were too small and my waterbrush was too big, so I'm going to need to "save the whites" with my Uni-ball Signo white pen. hahaha

  Here's my Tanglelendar for September so far:  (I'm a little behind schedule... Time flies by so quickly, doesn't it?!
  Want to start your very own Tanglelendar too? Here's where you can download the blank templates for FREE: linky link right here. You're welcome. ^-^   I really need to start creating pages for 2017 soon, though....

  I also recently posted a video tutorial on how to draw Meer as a border.

  I've been planning on what I'm going to teach next month for my Zentangle classes... It's exams period so Joni and I think there's going to be a drop in how many students we have. :(  But then the school holidays period will arrive and we will be drowned in so much work it'd be hard to catch a breath. That's life, isn't it? Either you're bored out of your mind, or you're so busy you can't breathe. hahaha. I take it to stride.

And lastly, here are some ATCs I made to sell when we hold workshops. The purple one is completed. I've titled it "Memories". The second one still needs shading, and the last one needs its background filled in. The colours were added with Peerless watercolours.

  Thank you so much for dropping by. I hope you leave a little more inspired than when you first arrived. See you next week!

Thursday 15 September 2016

life is tough, darling, but so are you

  I'm playing catch-up on the weekly challenges. This one was done for It's a String Thing and Joey's challenge, last week. The colours were added with Peerless watercolours. I'm trying out this new thing where I'm adding tangles on what would be the edge of the tile. And I'm still continuing that thing I've done where I try to make the tangles of the different tiles merge together.

  This one was done for last last week's of Joey's challenge. Hahaha 

  Some new tangles- Dreamdex (by a Zentangle teacher-friend of mine, Debbie New). It's such a beautiful and versatile tangle. Then there's Dreamcatcher and Nymph. I haven't added shading to this page, yet.

  This week's Diva challenge; Tripoli. I tried to make mine unique. It's a free-floating pattern on one of my sketchbook page and I'm not showing the rest of the page because it's not completed yet.

  Here's a picture of me and my new bag that I drew on. I recently cut off about 5 inches of my hair.

  Everything Is Art also recently opened its craft store. Here is a sample of the things that we have available for sale. :)

  They're all hand-drawn with love. And if you're interested in seeing all the items available and how much each item costs, you can visit our webstore.

  And lastly, here's a tile I did inspired by this week's Joey's challenge. Tipple on all four corners of the tile. Echos across the tile. And Dreamdex, looking like a pinwheel. The background was done with Winsor & Newton watercolours.

  Thank you for dropping by. I hope I've inspired you. Until next week... Keep tangling!

Friday 9 September 2016

I see your true colours...

  I've been working on my tiles for various weekly Zentangle challenges. They're all being done in my sketchbook. But I've been so busy for the past week that I've not gotten around to completing them. I'm so sorry I haven't been posting here, either... 

  Here are some tiles from the Travelling Tangles Project that I've been working on...

  Sandy Kelley-Jones did the start to this wonderful tile. The obvious choice would be to have complete the Huggins, but I refused to take the easy route. Instead, I added a curvy version of Floatfest, plus Cadent and then went super crazy with Striping it. (That's why it took a while for me to complete the tile....) The original Huggins then became a sort of river. This was fun!

  Here's another one from Kat van Rooyen.

  I secretly hate working on black Zentangle® tiles because of how much they absorb the ink from my white pen.... And so it takes a while to get my lines to look as opaque as I want them to be. But I still had fun with it. I added some gems, and then made everything look like a bracelet.

Pretty tassels.

  Also notice how I'm toying with the idea of changing my initial? It's a triangle with a dot in the middle in the last two tiles... But I'm still reverting back to my cursive "s" initial, so I'm not sure yet... Here's a tile from Sabrina Kirjavainen.

  And here's my finish. I'm teaching that fan-shaped looking pattern in my classes this month. ^-^

  And one last one. This one is from the Diva herself, Laura Harms.

  And here's what I did with it.

  If you didn't know yet, I also cut my hair!

  And here's just one last tile that I did for fun. I've sent it off to one of my best friends who currently lives in London. It's the same tile; the one on the left side is just the line art, the one on the right is after I added colours with Peerless watercolours, and shading with a grey Fabrico marker.
Shading with markers is tough, but I think I did a good job.

  I hope you enjoyed seeing what pretty things I've created in the past week. I've been working on other things, too. It's just that they're not completed yet so I didn't want to show you yet. Until next week.... Keep tangling!