Thursday, December 18, 2014

Colored Mandala

I started off coloring the background of my hamsa with what I thought were pale colored markers. But after coloring in all the background sections, I realized the colors were fairly deep. For contrast, I colored the hand with pale watercolor pencils.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Mandala Class #4

I finally remembered to watch the videos for the 4th of 5 mandala classes given by Julie Gibbons. Luckily she is nice enough to have the class available until the end of the year. In this class she demonstrated drawing a Hamsa, starting with an outline of your own hand. This was my very first Hamsa ever and was a lot of fun. I still need to color it in - I'm thinking of trying out markers for this. The first picture is my Hamsa as is with just an ink outline. The second image was colored in on the computer.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mandala Class

I'm taking a very fun class on creating mandalas with Julie Gibbons. I should say I'm taking the class very slowly. After eight days, I have finished the day two class. But I don't like to rush through the videos!

This is my first and second mandalas - the first is colored with watercolor crayons and the second with colored pencils.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Zentangle Mug

I had a free coupon for a coffee mug over at Shutterfly, so I uploaded one of my Zentangle drawings to put on it. This was a test to see whether the ink and pencil drawing would look good. It came out very crisp and clear.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Gelli Prints

I signed up for a webinar at ClothPaperScissers that was all about Gelli plate printing. So I got out my Gelli plate and acrylic paints to play. Somehow, the only prints that look good are those done with my flower stencil. Here are two examples.

Above done on cardstock and below done on tissue paper.

Thursday, July 31, 2014


Another 4x4 zentangle - I'll be putting it in a frame

Friday, July 4, 2014


ATC using MomZenArtist's tangle named YAH - it stands for You Are Here. Hop over and check out her post here.

I was about to make a watercolor background when I spied my Super Ferby pencils.The blue and red are done with those and there's thicker gray shading done with a marker.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Gathering Hub

Just finished this today - I enjoy working on a zentangle over a number of days - no rush - just let the creative juices flow!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Zendala Dare 92

I went back to a larger size this week. The diameter is 6 inches in real life. I also decided to use colors instead of shading. Visit The Bright Owl to see everyone else's interpretations!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Zendala Dare 91

Woohoo - on a roll! I didn't really like all the crossbars on this week's template, so I changed up the center a little. I forgot to do my shading, but maybe this one works without shading.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Zendala Dare 90

I can draw a zendala in less than two weeks! I often do the zendalas in a 5x5 or 6x6 format and that does make more space to fill up. This one is under 3 inches.

The favorite tangle that I used is Tagh. This is the first time I ever used it to fill seven adjoining shapes. I think it looks pretty cool!

Zendala Dare 88

A little late, bit at least I finished this zendala! I recently discovered the Mak-rah-mee pattern and incorporated it all around the edges. Other tangles used are Jessicup, Rick's Paradox and Cockles and Shells.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Zen Heart

I see everyone posting hearts, so I wanted to put one up, too.

Be Mine

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Zentangle Inspired Art

Happened by The Diva's blog and thought the challenge would be fun. Here is my tangled Moebius strip using the tangle Jessicup.

This is an ATC ZIA I did earlier this week. I have been busy sewing lately and haven't been tangling as much, but it's easy to pick back up and get in the zone!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

New year - new birds!

 The Duck

 Ms. Batik