Monthly Archives: September 2014


Art Imitates Art Imitating Life…

Art Imitates Art Imitating Life… Tiffany Style

Tiffany hair ornament The MET

Tiffany hair ornament The MET

Tiffany inspired dragonfly

Tiffany inspired dragonfly


Created this ‘nod’ to Tiffany this morning. A ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) inspired by a postcard that caught my eye in the studio this morning. (Thanks Alex for changing the pictures yesterday! – I display a revolving range of postcards that I purchased at The MET while in New York and they’re a wonderful source of inspiration and images to admire in awe.)

I used brown and black micron pens on top of a piece of a watercolour sheet that I’d painted earlier in the year. Then added a little colour with watercolour crayons and a little water. The blue is so much more vibrant than I could manage to reproduce with the scanner but you’ll get the idea.

Zentangle patterns used: shattuck stem, tripoli seed head, and marasu dragonfly body.

A nice morning playing with art supplies in the Spring sunshine!


Table Top Tangling Takes Off

I’m so pleased that you all took up my invitation to tangle on the studio table.  Who knew it would be such fun!  And what a wonderful keepsake you have left here for other students to admire.  Many thanks!  And I’ve posted all the individual signed tangles at Table Top Tangles so you may wish to watch the work in progress.

First Signing by the Friday Five

First Signing by the Friday Five

The Studio Table

The Studio Table

Shoba

Shoba


Additional Workshop at The Studio for September 1

How exciting!  There is now also a Friday morning workshop at The Studio for September 19  9.30am – 12 noon.  Two very special people have already booked in (and are yet to meet) so I know it’s going to be a fun morning.  If you would like to join us you can let me know here for either of the workshops:  I want to join in for Zentangle.


Introduction to Zentangle at The Studio

First Zentangle WorkshopYes I’m opening the doors of The Studio for the first time to students.  And you are all very welcome!  I’m delighted that my studio where I have worked on my own in the Bookseed Bindery, is now inviting other creative souls to share in my very special place.  Nestled beside a man made lake, within beautiful gardens on five acres, I hope that you will find this space as creative, peaceful and nurturing as I have.  It’s the ideal setting for a Zentangle experience.  I hope you will join me.


X – DID is Yarn Bombed! Challenge #183 9

X-DID

I found that the Tangle ‘X – DID’ was taking itself far too seriously on my tile – so I ‘Yarn Bombed’ it!  Much better.  Strange as I’ve never understood yarn bombing until just now.  I get it!  So much fun that I did it twice.  And the second time in colour – kind of a copper brown open weave look.  Now that loosened it up :)

This week’s Diva challenge #183 is to use a tangle pattern called X-DID – created by Annette Carlo. A strong geometric pattern that I found a challenge in the beginning. But once I got the hang of it I really enjoyed the rhythm and the mind space created from such concentrated focus.   You can find the step out here at Annette’s blog – ‘Call It What You Quill’. Nice one Annette.  I’ll be using it again – thank you!

X-DID Black and white

This is the first tile that I finished and put away to try again later as I felt that it was a bit busy and the X-DID got a little lost – it DID…:)  I hadn’t realised the second one was so similar until I brought it out to photograph.  Fun to take bend and push around a serious straight shape :)