My Artist Blog
This "blog turned gallery" is the fountain of inspiration for my ebooks on Creativity and Art.
The list of ebooks just keeps growing!
Shading over black tile is possible even when using a very high focus tangle such as Aquafleur.
Any kind of dream can happen when you let the pen take over.
Shading with a 6B pencil is not so bad after all -- on the contrary, turned out to be a bucket of fun!
There was so much detail and overlap in this picture, I had to pull out a pencil I haven't used very much.
A Vibrant Green Zendala. So much fun!
Kandy Ribnz, the focus of this week's challenge, using renaissance style.
For the very first time I decided to participate in the challenge "It's a String Thing", held by Adele Bruno. And what do you know, the string is a HEART, just in time for Valentine's Day!
The party continues here, with more renaissance tangles.
Hamail and Vega go partying too!
Crescent Moon ready to party!
Seven tangles! Wow, I'm not used to having it so crowded.
Well, I can conclude that I'm not a "pen flicker". Experimenting with ballpoint pen (biro) shading. Results are fun, but I have no patience for it!
Still basking on the distress ink technique explored last week, this tile uses Neuron to produce inner light.
How Bucky tangle turned into a faceted stone...
Colorizing (instead of coloring) means just adding a hint of color on a picture.
I'm having so much fun using Jo's distress ink techniques!
Our guest artist for this week's shading challenge is Jo Flaherty, who produces the most lovely watercolor pieces.
My third Zendala. So much fun with asymmetrical layouts!
Ok, I think I'm starting to understand why people get so completely taken by Mandalas and Zendalas. This is SUPER fun! I couldn't resist and made another one!
A Zendala is a Zentangle® version of a mandala, but without all the spiritual symbolism.
Ok, since I really botched Lollywimple (deconstructed by Sandy Hunter here) the first time around, I figured I'd try again. Still playing with the Distress inks and markers:
The world is changing. Today marks a historical date, one that we will not forget too soon for better or worse. Since change seems inevitable, I thought I'd do something different (for a change), to mark the date.
This was a crazy week -- I was heavily engrossed in writing and making videos. Guess what, it's not even February and I'm already falling behind on my Journal prompts! Serves me right for taking too much on.
The focus tangle for this week's challenge at my Facebook Shading Zentangle® group is Paushalov, deconstructed by Amy Broady here.
Another sleepless night. And when I mean sleepless, I mean ZERO hours of sleep, totally awake! After a couple of hours of tossing and turning I decided to give up and tangle. That was a bit of a mistake -- but it proved to me that Zentangle is not just mindless doodling, it requires focus and mindfulness -- impossible when you're so tired.
Sometimes you want to help someone so badly, and you give them tons of advice. But advice only goes so far. The person has to actually want to help themselves, and there is nothing you can do. Reminds me of The Matrix, I love that movie -- when Morpheus says one of his famous lines to Neo. Brilliant!
I'm teaching someone who is having a very difficult time getting where they want to be, and even accepting that the process is very gradual and continuous. This has inspired me to create a series of tangled quotes. This is one of them:
Arukas (Zentangle) is one of those patterns I have a love/hate relationship. I love the way that it looks, but it I really don't like shading it, because it forms a sort of flat weave.
Celebrating the year that is gone and the one that is starting now. In retrospect, what happened in 2016 for me? Many things came to an end, and that opened doors for new beginnings. I closed for good my site Jewelrylessons.com, and moved away from West Los Angeles after living there for over 20 years.