Saturday 29 October 2016

Step-Outs to Lovelites

  I had taught "Footlites" to a class previously. On a following class, I built upon that tangle but drew it in a different way and used it as a border. My goal for that was to teach my students that tangles can inspire you to draw new patterns, and that tangles could be used in different ways. My students loved the tangle I taught and asked for its name. I hadn't thought to name it anything...

 "It's inspired by Footlites," I told them. "So we just say it's a variation of Footlites."

  One student suggested, "Maybe we could call it Lovelites".

  And I really liked the name. So I present to you, Lovelites:
step outs to Lovelites Zentangle, heart Zentangle, Stephanie Jennifer

  And here's a suggestion on how to shade it.
step outs to Lovelites Zentangle, heart Zentangle, Stephanie Jennifer

  Thank you Stephie for gifting this tangle a name. :)  I hope many others use the tangle.

Wednesday 26 October 2016

the incy wincy spider... drew an nzeppel

  I'm trying to re-adjust my sleep schedule so I woke up early today but then I have a class to teach tonight so it's going to be a long day for me.. hahaha

  On the bright side, though, I got a lot more things done this morning than I normally would. Here's my submissions for Joey's challenge (featuring Fracus), and Diva's challenge (Flux and N'zeppel). I really like how Laura made her Flux into little ghosts, so I kept with the Halloween theme and created spiderwebs. Fracus also resembles a spiderweb too, so that was nice.

  Little spider hanging from the Nzeppel web. Also, I imagined dewdrops on the web. :)

  Speaking of Halloween; Teacher Joni and I are currently having fun teaching some Halloween-themed Zentangle workshops. Here's one tile that we taught, completed by a participant:
So pretty, isn't it?

  Onto other workshop-y things... We also taught the Zentangle method to some kids at Tampines North Community Centre. It was a two hour class, based on the theme "Singapore". So we included Singapore's national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim, as the star of the tile.
The kids were between ages four to thirteen years old.

Here I am at the front of the class with a flower wreath on my head. haha

  Lastly, we've begun teaching Zentangle-inspired craft classes. Our most recent one was a tote bag class. One of the students, Ingrid, who attended the class drew this for her sister. Did I mention Ingrid is only seven years old? She has been learning how to tangle from us for a while now and we couldn't be more proud of her progress. Her mum even told us that she's now more focused when she does other activities too. :)

  Andddd~ Here's a page from my sketchbook. I'm quite happy with it. :)

  I hope your week is going well. I'm a little sleepy but sleep can wait. Hopefully by next week, I'd have adjusted to my new (more healthier) sleep schedule and I will be more productive. Until then, keep tangling~

Sunday 16 October 2016

a heart full of tangles

  I've started so many pages in my new sketchbook, nut have not completed them yet. Oops. I also should finish my old sketchbook so that I can do a flip-through video of it. Oh, and, I've almost completed a second typography sketchbook. You know... Like the Canson one I did a while back? I should be completing that soon as well. But wish me luck. It's the end of the year and we're busy as can be.

  Here's a tile I completed for the Travelling Tangles Project. Sabrina started it. The heart in the centre is thread that's sewn onto the tile. How cool is that? I added Naida (one of my own tangles), and Diva Dance.

  And here's my submission for Diva's challenge: Gourdeous, and Joey's challenge: ripped tile.

  I also just posted a new video on my YouTube channel.

  I also completed all the blank template pages of the Tanglelendar for 2017. Woohoo. Again, you can download copies of the pages via this link, and also join the Tanglelendar Facebook group here.

  Thanks for dropping by. See you next week!

Friday 7 October 2016

catching dreams

  Here's my submission for Diva's and Joey's challenge this week. Featuring Dreamcatcher and Relly-Telly-One.

  Here are some recent tiles I completed for the Travelling Tangles. The first two ones were from Sue Zanker.

  And this one was from Anne Marks.

  Here's my completed Tanglelendar for September.

  And some details...

  I used Finetec paints for the shimmery-ness.

  You can download your own template for October, November, and December via this link. I am currently working on getting next year's pages done. :)

  Thanks for dropping by. Have a great weekend.