Saturday, August 31, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Tonight was the first night for the exhibit sales floor at the HOOT convention in Columbus Ohio. As you can see from the pictures, we had many excited shoppers. There were times that I could barely get into the booth myself because it was crowded with shoppers. It was exciting to talk with them about how much they were enjoying Zentangle and how it was helping them in their daily life.
We still have good stock but I can see that we will run out of some book titles before the end of the show. Stop by soon if you are in Columbus.
AND, if you tell me that you saw this blog entry at the show, I'll have a gift for you!
Monday, August 5, 2013
With a pencil - Start with a large circle. In the drawing it's 4 inches. Add two small circles within the big circle. Stack them one over the other. These measure 2 inches. If desired, little circles can be added within. (See picture ) You can adapt this to any size circle. Just make the smaller circles half the size of the bigger one. The tiniest circles can be whatever looks good to you.
Go back and emphasize the S shape that results if you start at the top circle, go to the midpoint, and then go around the other side of the lower circle.
You can use circle templates, a ruler, and/or a compass. If you are computer savy you could do it in a drawing program too.
After I got my yin yang drawing done I simply placed it under my zendala outline. I turned the zendala around until I was happy with the alignment and traced it on.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Over at Tanglepatterns.com there is a section for string ideas. Getting the 'string', the initial starting place, is sometimes a challenging thing for my students, so I'm happy there is this resource available to them. This string is number 04 in the resources and it was contributed by Sue Agnew. Follow THIS LINK to see it on her site.
I'm happy to get back to doing a true Zentangle here. I do a lot of zendalas and ZIAs (zentangle inspired artwork), and I add color frequently, but this follows the core of what zentangle is.
Zentangle, at its core, is a 3 1/2 inch paper tile. It is started with a pencil frame and pencil string. All the tangles are done with a black pen and the shading is done with a pencil. No erasing.