Friday, September 4, 2020

Butterfly Zentangle

I will edit this blog as soon as I upload the video that I made on this drawing to YouTube!

Items used in this drawing:
◾️Tim Holtz Paper Distress Ink ◾️Tim Holtz Daubers ◾️DoodleStix ◾️Butterfly die-cut is retired, this one is VERY similiar to mine ◾️Sizzix Diecut Machine ◾️ My custom Amazon store with all my favorites art supplies

Sunday, July 5, 2020

I don't discriminate on paper

Sometimes paper doesn't matter

Just like most artists, of course I love good paper.   I also like to recycle, reuse, get stuff on sale too though.  I found a huge pack of pink copier paper that I forgot I had.  I decided to try drawing on it.  It worked very well!  I usually like to add some sort of wet media to my artwork, but I couldn't with this type of cheap paper.  It was a good challenge for me actually, I enjoyed it!


Things I'm grateful for this week:

* It's been in the mid-90s here in Ohio, I am so thankful for air conditioning! It's the little things! ☺️

* I'm grateful that the arthritis in my hands is worse in my left hand this week, so I can continue to do a little bit of drawing with my right hand. lol

* I'm grateful for this delicious coffee that I'm drinking while I'm typing this. I gave up coffee for almost a month, and boy it sure tastes good today!

* I'm grateful for how large my garden is getting. We planted tomatoes, watermelon, corn, zucchini, cantaloupe, and cucumbers! I can't wait!

Monday, June 22, 2020

A tiny grey Zentangle

I like drawing on a small scale

This Zentangle drawing is only about 2 inches big.  I used a square paper punch (see my list of favorite Amazon supplies on the sidebar) and gray cardstock from Michael's.  It is very satisfying to draw on such a small scale, because I can usually finish it in one sitting. White charcoal and white gelly roll pens help make this drawing pop don't you think?

Monday, June 15, 2020

Finally a Black and White Zentangle!

A drawing mistake gone RIGHT!

I started this drawing just as a plain black and white Zentangle. Something I hardly ever do, I almost always add color to my drawings. But then I really messed up a part of the drawing, beyond going back and fixing it (That doesn't happen often and I hate when it does!!)  I wanted to salvage it, of course, so I cut it out and added it to a contrasting piece of scrapbook paper. I’ve had this paper for a long time and always liked it and didn’t know what to do with it. I love the contrast, what do you think?!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Zentangle gems and more drawing talk

I'm thinking of hosting 

a live online drawing class?

I had loads of fun drawing this one.  I never usually add more than one "zen gem" to my Zentangles, but I decided to push myself.  I have to take frequent breaks because of my arthritis, but "zen gems" are good fillers when you are on the phone absentmindedly doodling.  I like the little touches of colored ink I added to this one.  I am really digging my Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens.  I need to use them more often.

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I have been missing doing Youtube videos.  I am thinking of hosting a live online class.  I am sort of nervous though.  I have been so busy working online I need to find some time to learn the ins and outs of either Zoom or some other format soon! Stay tuned!

Monday, May 18, 2020

A Huge Zentangle

I like drawing Zentangle on a large scale

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This drawing measures 10 x 17.  I noticed I enjoy drawing on a larger scale contrary to Zentangle "rules".  Large projects are easier for me because the hardest part for me sometimes is just getting started. lol 

An in-progress photo of my Zentangle

I always enjoy seeing progress photos of other artist's linework.  I actually remembered to include one this time! I used an array of supplies for this tangle.  Everything from Copic markers for shading to cheap dollar store highlighters to add color.  Nothing is off-limits to me :)

Saturday, May 2, 2020

I like this one!

A Positive Zentangle

I am always very critical of my work, but this one I actually like! I feel like I want to dive into all those beautiful colors! Most of the ink that I used are from the Jane Davenport collection. Check out my links on the Sidebar of this blog if you wanna see all my favorite art supplies.  If you want to learn to make backgrounds like this one check out my tutorial here on Etsy. 

Monday, April 20, 2020

Mandala Process Share!

Mandalas are so relaxing!

I am near 4,000 subscribers on Youtube! Woo-Hoo!  I hope you enjoy the video on how I drew this mandala.  The doo-hickey I used to make mandalas easy peasy can be found on Amazon here.

Monday, March 23, 2020

My Zentangles are getting slower and slower...

I miss Zentangling!

These colors make me happy :-)

I have started to work from home ( way before the coronavirus emerged ) and it has kept me quite busy.  I am getting ready to study for a new job and the exam is going to be a killer.  Please say a prayer for me!  I miss the time I used to have to draw!  I actually had to draw this tangle in small increments in between my work. *sigh*  I am not complaining!  I am thankful to God for my work at home opportunities (especially during these trying times).  My current job has TONS of job opportunities, if anyone is interested you can check it out here.  Most are no experience necessary.  This is legit work.  I had to learn the ropes and sift through all the internet garbage to find something that actually pays pretty well and the schedule is so flexible.

On to the Zentangle!

For the border around the tangle I used Tim Holtz's fabulous distress ink.  I use his daubers to "pounce" the ink along the edges of the paper.  Easy Peasy!  I also use watercolor pencils, white gel pens and watercolor paint.  If you wanna see my full favorite list of art supplies, click here.
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