Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Blog, Materials, Tiles | 1 comment

Tiles with Micron and Tombow marker

Micron and Tombow marker

So, I have been seeing a lot of work out there illuminated (if you will) by Tombow marker lately and, honestly, I did not get why people would rave about one brand of marker over another.  I get it now.

I had only ever used kid markers, really, and, honestly, there is little, if any, similarity.  I feel a bit silly, really, even calling these markers.  What they are is watercolors in pen form.  There’s a marker-type tip on one end and a brush tip on the other.  Add in a tiny paint brush and a bit of water and boom!  Downside?  Well, they’re not priced like kids’ markers but, since they’re really not the same thing in the slightest, I am now kicking myself for not buying the full set.  Grump.

Want to try them?  Most art stores (bricks-n-mortar and online) have them, so does Amazon.  I have some … you can’t buy my pens BUT you can try them out at my full day Tangling and Color: Adding Zing to Your Zen workshop!  I have 3 openings left and registration closes on Tuesday!

While I’m thinking about it, I have the spring schedule to announce as well!

  • Tuesday classes – 8-9:30 p.m.
    Intro to Zentangle:  4/16, 5/14, 6/11
    Beyond the Basics: 4/9, 5/7, 6/4
  • Thursday classes – 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Beyond the Basics: 4/11, 5/16, 6/13
  • Saturday classes – 2-3:30 p.m.
    Beyond the Basics: 5/11, 6/8, 6/29
  • And, of course!, Saturday 4/6, 10-4
    Adding Zing to your Zen
    Tangling in Color

If you’re interested in an Intro class on Thursday or Saturday, let me know and I can create one for you.  Otherwise, please come and join me.  I would love to share this wonderful practice with you!


P.S.  The tiles at the top were actually created to go with scarves I’ve crocheted for the Hugs for Newtown project.
Created by a dear friend, Hugs for Newtown was started in response to the tragic and heartrending school shootings in Newtown, CT.  She wanted, like so many of us did (and do),  the people of Newtown to know that they are in the thoughts and prayers of so very many people by providing them with tangible evidence.  So far the project has made and delivered hundreds and hundreds of scarves to Newtown (CT) students, teachers, staff, responders, and so on.  Each time a delivery is made, more are requested and this brave band of tired-handed folks step up again.  We’ve heard stories of children sleeping with their scarves, of staff members taking scarves off their own necks to give to people who missed the delivery, of people being drawn to one particular scarf.  Each scarf is accompanied by a brief note from the creator so that the eventual recipient knows it was made love.  I made the tiles and wrote my notes on the backs to go with my scarves.  (I did one other scarf back at New Year’s but didn’t think to tangle the note.)  Remember, as Ana Marquez-Greene’s mother put it, Love Wins.

One Comment

  1. 3-28-2013

    Oh Kelley you are so sweet and so kind~ thank you so much for your very hard dedicated work on the scarves and the tiles you made to put on them I am sure will become treasures…. xo

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