Thursday, January 30, 2014

More Zentangles.....

Like I mentioned in my previous post that I am hooked onto this new form of art, Here are a few more of the zen tangles that I created in the last few weeks.

Title: Zentangle 1
Medium: Pen on Acid free sketch paper

Title: Zentangle 2
Medium: Pen on Acid free sketch paper

Title: Zentangle 3
Medium: Pen on Acid free sketch paper

Thank you for hopping by and see you soon with another post. Until then I leave you all with my favorite quote by my favorite artist-- Pablo Picasso

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun” 
―  Pablo Picasso

Thursday, January 9, 2014

My Perfect way to end 2013 and start 2014

Recently I discovered Zentangle  art and I must say that  I am hooked !  It is relaxing, unleashes your creative side of your brain and the best part is there is no right or wrong way. 

 Zentangle is a new form of artwork, created by a calligrapher (Maria) and a monk (Rick). The artwork is as simple as drawing one simple pattern after the next, and fitting them together. These abstract works of art are typically done using a micron pen which is a very delicate tool used by artists. It is created on a  3.5" x 3.5" ( 8.9x8.9 cm)  art paper called a "tile".All of the patterns have fun names, such as "Jetties" or "Bales", and there are now hundreds of patterns available through books and online.The art uses patterns found in nature that have been around for centuries, and are easy to recreate. The original patterns were created by Rick and Maria, but since it's creation new patterns have emerged in leaps and bounds. In order to teach zentangle, you must become certified through a program taught by Maria and Rick. To learn the art, there are any number of available teaching resources found on the zentangle website, or there are now hundreds of certified teachers to begin training those who are new to the art of zentangle.

My favorite  Zentangle book is -- "One Zentangle A Day" -- A 6 week course on Creative Drawing for relaxation,inspiration, and fun. by Beckah Krahula

Favorite online resources on zentangle



This year i decided that I would end 2013 & start 2014 doing my favorite thing-- that is creating art. So 
the zentangle you see below was started at 9 pm on Dec 31,2013 and finished on to the new year (2014)
 That way I can start the new year with a creative spirit !

Title: Elephant Zentangle.

 Thank you and  See you again with another post. 

Wish you all a Happy, Healthy and a Creative  2014 !