Saturday, February 20, 2016

A busy (and inspiring) February!

I have to say, (probably have said it before!) that Zentangle attracts the nicest people! January and February have been full of new and returning tanglers. Here are some more of the classes that have been held, along with some incredible examples of traditional Zentangle and Zentangle-Inspired-Art!

Introduction to Zentangle in Nokomis: 
February 5
Ellen, John, Lana, Kathy and Belinda!

 Introduction to Zentangle in Sarasota:
February 15
Rose, Judith, Elsa, Becky, Susan, and Leah

Sharing ideas and inspiration with the class mosaic

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Zen Gems - or "You Can Never Have Too Much Bling"!

I have been swept up by the wonderful "ZenGem" craze that started with Kae Yoshiko.  She inspired tanglers across the world with her tiles, which just glow with gems! 
I joined a ZenGem swap, which gave me a good amount of practice to get that 'gemmy shine'. Fortunately, the swap was for gems created on the wonderful little Bijou tiles ~ a perfect size for a gem or two, along with some tangling!

My ZenGems, all ready to go out into the world! I can't wait to see what gems find their way to me, with this swap!

I've also bee having so much fun combining different tools and colors with markers, PrismaColor pencils, Derwent Pencils, and watercolor.  On this tile, my ZenGems started to turn into droplets, hanging from the tangle "Opus".
Last, but not least, I've been having way too much fun on my iPad with the Apple Pencil, using the Procreate app! Here's a peek at an area that I've been working on. 

More soon! Happy tangling, everyone!