Calendars…

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in Blog, Waxing Eloquent | 4 comments

Calendars…

Thinking about creating a tangled calendar for 2013… I usually do one using photos I’ve taken through the year but, this time, I hear the siren song of pen and ink…. Cheers, K2  

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Not Really Ready for Prime Time….

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Blog, ZIAs | 2 comments

Not Really Ready for Prime Time….

But I needed to get this posted! Dilip Patel of Things Often Speak to Me invited the Zentangle world to submit tangled Ganeshas for his 100 Ganesha project.   I found it harder than I expected! I’m not entirely happy with mine (and this new blog isn’t really up to speed yet) but here it is anyway! I chose the background patterns to represent the obstacles Lord Ganesha is helping overcome (‘nzeppel) and the florid vines to represent the artistic blossoming as a result of the removal of the obstacles! I may contribute another one but, in the meantime, Dilip, thank you for...

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Hmmmm…

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Blog, Materials, ZIAs | 0 comments

Hmmmm…

Experimental mug … remains an experiment. I wasn’t entirely happy with it – particularly the section that started as Knightsbridge then deteriorated  (argh) – but I did learn some things: The pen tip is really wide and I keep forgetting to account for that.  Stuff really has to be done on a much larger scale with less detail. Wash the stuff a couple of times in the dishwasher to take the edge of the glossiness off. For the Lord in heaven’s sake, when something is reasonably attractive, stop trying to “enhance” it!! Then, after the recommended...

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Mooooooooo!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Blog, Waxing Eloquent | 0 comments

Mooooooooo!

That’s the sound of the mailtruck dumping off my new business cards (from moo.com) and my Zendala and tile stickers! Yay! I also got my foodsafe porcelain paint pens in and have been playing with those a bit but not enough to show you anything yet – sorry! So, since I have nothing else to blog about today, let me pick your brains for a minute: I’m thinking of changing the fall class offerings to be a straight 3 part intro to Zentangle series, then also offering one geared more toward Christmas cards and the previously discussed school picture frames… any thoughts? Cheer

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You Light Up My Life

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Blog, Materials, ZIAs | 0 comments

You Light Up My Life

You give me hope to carry… Derwent metallic colored pencils. 😉 So, I’ve tried white on black before and it’s definitely harder for me.  The Sakura Gelly Roll pens leave a bit of a blob if you don’t pick them up off the paper just right (which I nearly never seem to) and the lines are harder to draw, I think.  But, still, I am persevering because I love the glowing look it gives.  One of my fellow CZTs shared her “illumitangle” with us and, wow, it was awesome and I thought I’d give it a try.   Bwahahahahaha!  Oh, she’s so much more...

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