Sunday, March 27, 2016

Day 87 - Zentangle

A tangle composed entirely of five variations on Shattuck

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Day 85 - Zentangle

Smaller tangles drawn inside the basic Huggins tangle

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Day 84 - Zentangle

Tried scanning my tangle instead of photographing this time

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Day 83 - Colorfy

Colorfy has a new feature where you can take a photo of your drawing and they will convert it into a pattern for coloring.  This is a pattern based a portion of the Day 81 - Zentangle.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Day 82- Zentangle

A corner inspired by wrought iron gate detailing.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Day 81 - Zentangle

Trying out new embellishments

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Day 80 - Zentangle

Unraveling stress in my vacation time

This one is destined for an artistic coworker, who I think will appreciate it.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Day 79 - Zentangle

Another day of twisted up drawing that untangles my thoughts.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Day 78 - Zentangle

I'm enjoying a few days off work and just doing some drawing to unwind. So here's the beginning of a run of tangles.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Day 77 - Zentangle

In honor of St Patrick's Day I did a zentangle in the shape of a shamrock on green paper. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to photograph it before I gave it to my sister.

I do have a shot of my creative partner for the day though.  Here's my nephew working intently on his drawing.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Day 76 - Coloring

Added some yellow (officially named Sunflower) to my Celtic design from Day 55 and Day 51.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Day 75 - Zentangle

A couple black and white tiles

Monday, March 14, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Day 73 - Zentangle

Window pane tangle on 4" x 4" bristol board

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

Day 71 - Zentangle (Process)

Trading card sized zentangle: The Finished Project

This time I took photos throughout the process.  First the base structure-

Then I map out the designs for each section-

Now the lines in pen-

Once that's finished I erase the pencil marks-

Now the shading starts-

One part down, moving on to additional areas-

Finishing up the shading-

Then just adding my initials and I'm done-

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Day 70 - Zentangle

Feeling blue? Try out this 3.5" x 3.5" bristol board tangle.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Day 69 - Zentangle

Trio of colored tangles

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Day 68 - Zentangle

A swooping black ink tangle on 4x4 bristol board

Monday, March 7, 2016

Day 67 - Zentangle

A pair of trading card sized tangles

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Day 66 - Zentangle

Another zentangle- Sakura Micron black ink on 4x4 bristol board card

I have to figure out what to start doing with all these little drawings.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Day 65 - Coloring

I started a Celtic Design using Sakura markers and colored pencil.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Day 64 - Zentangle

It took me 2 separate evenings to finish all the shading on the basket-weave background.  Every little rectangle has to be filled with gradation.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Day 63 - Zentangle

I used a compass to sketch the basic curves.  It really helped with the symmetry.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Day 62 - Coloring

I finally completed this page out of Mehndi Designs.  You can follow the progress below.

Progress on January 29th

The beginning on January 6th

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Day 61 - Zentangle

I completed this tangle while my hair color was developing at the salon.  The "C" is because it was a gift for my hairdresser, Chelsea.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Day 60 - Zentangle

Red x-shaped zentangle 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Day 59 - Photography

Today I took photos of Mom's church in order to print up memorial thank you notes.  It was a nice day out, but the grass needed some serious help to look this green.  I use the free image editor GIMP to tweak photos that need a little assistance/repair.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Day 58 - Zentangle

Another square of tangles, darker than most

Friday, February 26, 2016

Day 57 - Cooking

Tonight I baked a half dozen crisps for tomorrow's bake sale at church.  There are 2 strawberry rhubarb, 1 blackberry raspberry, and 3 cherry rhubarb  (one of which acted as "quality control").

Although I am by no means a baker, I do enjoy making this treat.  It's a basic peach crisp recipe that I have adjusted for most any fruit I choose.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Day 56 - Zentangle

A mix of natural and geometric tangles

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Day 55 - Coloring

Two more colors added to the interconnecting pattern of "Celtic Designs."

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Day 54 - Zentangle

Edge to edge 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" zentangle done in blue Sharpie Pen with blue colored pencil shading.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Day 53 - Music

This evening I made music with my 5 year old nephew.  We made up tunes that we played on our invisible pianos and snare drums.  It was a fun little performance.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Day 52 - Zentangle

Edge to edge tangle on a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" bristol card

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Day 51 - Coloring

Just starting out my first page in Celtic Designs Artist's Coloring Book.  I'm beginning with gold, but I haven't decided whether to follow with red/burgundy or greens.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Day 50 - Coloring

I'm continuing with the mandala I started on Day 40 from "The Craft of Coloring."  It is so close to finished, but not quite done.