Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Diva Weekly Challenge #332 - Two Squared

The Diva's weekly challenge is to create a tile using two squares as the string.  I find comfort in using squares and triangles and basic shapes for my string, so I loved this challenge.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

More Gel Prints with Tangles

Two takes on the same print...second one is working from the ghost print.

More experimentation inspired by my sister's comment to try some deeper colors.  The colors are more vibrant in person.  Acrylic, colored pencil, micron pen.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

May Creations and Experimentation

This is an assortment of traditional tiles and ZIA's I created during the month of May.  When I was in Maine with my sister, mother and brother, my talented artist sister gave us a quick tutorial on monoprinting.  When I returned to California I acquired a Gel Plate to continue the print learning process.  I was also inspired by some tiles that Laura Harms, CZT did using a black gesso string.

Gel Print background with black micron pen.

Gel Print background with brown micron pen and pastel.

Gel Print background with white and red acrylic on black paper with white gel pen, black micron pen and graphite pencil.

Black gesso background with white gel pen.

White gesso mixed with black acrylic on white cardboard with white gel pen, black micron and graphite pencil.

Black and White Tiles:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Diva Weekly Challenge #311 - Circle Square String Theory

I was so excited to see this weekly challenge!  I enjoy tangling in "frames" so it was fun to use the two shapes in this way.  I did one traditional Tangle on a 4"x 6ish" thick card stock and one colored pencil ZIMA (Zentangle Inspired Mail Art) on a postcard for my sister in England.  The tooth on the postcard was a bit too "toothy" for my taste, but I tried to make the best of it.  Not quite right, but it was fun to use my newly organized Prismacolor pencils.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Diva Weekly Challenge #305 - Duotangle with Marasu and Molygon

I missed this challenge last week...Molygon and Marasu duotangle.  I am working on shading techniques.  Can be a challenge with such a small scale.  Looking for depth and roll on the Marasu. I remembered to take a before photo after I had shaded a little bit.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Diva Weekly Challenge #306 - Amphora

Amphora by Lily Moon is the Diva weekly challenge.  I did it in my sketch book because I didn't think I was going to like it, but I am very pleased with the outcome.  I have been having fun exploring the shading techniques in Eni Oken's 3D Tangle: Shading Fearlessly.  The two photographs are the same tile just photographed in different lights.  Neither of them are quite right.  The top one looks yellow and the bottom looks washed out.  Any suggestions?

Monday, March 6, 2017

Square One: Purely Zentangle Weekly ONE - Yew Dee and Por Fin

This tile combines the last two weekly ONE's, Yew Dee and Por Fin.  I struggled to make a tile I was happy with using Yew Dee, but after reading Eni Oken's ebook on shading, (which can be found here:  https://enioken.com/) I like the 3D quality that can be created with this pattern.  You will also see a little Diva Dance and Daggerly sneaking in from the bottom corners.