Happy Birthday! Actually it's a good friend's birthday today, and I did these with her in mind; we share a love of beads and the Lotus Pod tangle here by Margaret Bremner got me going on bead-like dots.
[I can hardly wait to get a new camera with my next phone--hopefully coming in September...]
This is String Thing Challenge #52, in celebration of one year of that challenge's existence. Also included here are Meringue, by Kelley Kelly, and Roscoe, by Vicki Bassett. Plus a few other adornments.
I did the black with a broad Uni-Ball Signo Pen, and oh boy do I ever wish I'd had a fine tip. But, ya make do with whatcha got, right? I then decided to follow it with a virtually identical white tile and a narrow-tip (.005) Micron.
Meanwhile, this morning I went out for a morning coffee and some sketching; I produced the worst, I mean, truly, the worst sketch I've done in a long time. I was intending to draw my plate, coffee mug, and the book next to them.
It's hilariously bad, and I ain't showing it! I was trying to sketch in the style of the phenomenal Andrea Joseph, who is teaching this week of Sketchbook Skool (SBS). Look again at her work--she works only with ballpoint pen. Yes, ballpoint pen. I have a serious case of art envy here.
I'm behind on my classes with SBS, so she may have a video on how to sketch effectively with a ballpoint. Too late for me! LOL. Seriously, I can only get better than this morning's disastrous attempt...and I will keep trying. Live and learn.
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), long-time meditator and coach, focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
NEXT INTRO TO ZENTANGLE CLASS:
My next Beginning Zentangle® class will be for a private group in October. That class is full.
I'll be teaching another beginning class at the Greenfield Community Center in the spring of 2019, date to be determined. They do not have a website so please call them for more information.
I am always happy to teach 1-1 and/or in a small group in your home.)
Come and amaze yourself!
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society