Saturday, July 13, 2013

Here She Comes Again...

I've been amiss in posting for the past 2 months. I guess daily life just gets in my way. That is just an excuse anyone can use so I'm just going to tell you the real truth.

I just haven't posted.

That's it. I have been lazy in this aspect of my life. Now I am going to post something for you.

I have been creating Zentangle Isspired Art (ZIA) for over a year. I found this artform by accident and liked it.

I have joined a group online that focuses on this art form.We have swaps based on colors, themes, artists, heritage, organic and just about anything you can think of.

These 3 photos are for the Organic ATC Swap.

ATC is short for Artist Trading Card. Most ATC cards are 2.5" x 3.5". ATC are never sold, they are always traded. On the back is the name of the artwork, name of swap, date, name of artist and name of group swapping.

If you are interested in learning to tangle and create ZIA, there are sites you can visit to learn pen strokes. The best site is Tangle Patterns

I refer to this site when my brain freezes on me or I would like to do something different and work out of my comfort zone.

There are classes you can take if you are lucky enough to have a teacher near you. Zentangle  will show the teachers listed for your country and state.

I hope to attend a training session next year and become a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) to I can teach with real knowledge in the South Texas area. (donations to my worthy cause are now being accepted!) LOL

I stopped by a garage sale Friday while out running errands and found 4 nice frames. I think I have a weakness for picture frames.

One of the frames really spoke to me so I had to rush home and create a tangle to place inside. Here are my results. The final picture is a little blurry but you get the idea.
A picture frame picked up at a garage sale for 50 cents

ZIA drawn on Bristol Paper

Add frame and ZIA and this is what you get. It looks better in real life so you will have to visit my home to see it.

That's all for now folks. I am going to visit with my mom and sister.

Waiting for the glue to dry