Hi, I just wanted to add a video and some of the new promotional things I made using my hand crafted items, as larger signage was needed. I hope you’re all well!
Satan has no place in art’s
man made persona
on gracious passage of souls
golden heron fly
I’ve been away concentrating on my fundraising and have also put together a new video of crafts for this quarter. Since I was knee deep in files, I wanted to add certain things to my art/sketches category like these Zentangle projects. I have been practising for a year. This form helps with meditation and concentration, and has been a boon in all of that to help me focus and think only of the moment. There are no good or bad tangles, I have since learned. And, it is what it is. So, slowly, I am trying to apply that with regard to life, and *stuff*.
Black ink and pencil shading Zentangle box frame commissioned for Mother’s Day.
Instead of tangling on pads of paper, I wanted to find other mediums to use: e.g wooden plaques, varnished, bottles etc – making more of a lasting keepsake.
One of the donations I received was a box full of lovely smooth wood, (I made into bookmarks) unlike the plaque, which ripped my pen nibs to shreds, these were a treat to work. So calming. I even ventured into colour on some, which for me is rare.
Excuse my photography. It was very late, I was very tired and didn’t even spot the blurriness due to my own.
Occasionally I love to draw, and so I sought out some YouTube tutorials. I try to copy whatever they are doing within reason – the lion’s face is three months down the line and will take forever but it is definitely a ‘to (attempt) do’ on my list. I am hoping to learn a lot more about light and shade using pencil, gaining new perspectives as I go. Step by step is often best and also to listen to what they have say about how and why stuff works, works well for me. I also got a buzz from watercolour pencils since I am not handy with a brush – it is not a favourite medium of mine – these proved invaluable in learning some new techniques the easier way. I will practise a lot more before I publish.