Zentangle #art

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.

mother's day zentangle VID

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.

zentangle on wooden plaque vID

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.

zentangle bookmark VID

Excuse my photography.  It was very late, I was very tired and didn’t even spot the blurriness due to my own.

 

 

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Let’s Beat Cancer Sooner…

After recovering from summer onwards (I made my 2018 target and more). I am going into 2019 to do more of the same where I can get it.   I am busy preparing in a bomb shelter of a craft room, and I am up to me arm pits in paint.  I have an event in February for Cancer Research UK –  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/anita-nabonne… or FB

Humming bird and flowers ( a lesson)

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.


Humming birdcrop