Something new posted on my art blog.
I hope you will check out my latest mandala. I’m having problems with my WordPress account across platforms and apologize for what appears to be a failure to participate.
I hope you find some beauty in your day.
The only way to get this coloring page is to order one of my other pages from Etsy. I will send you this page as a thank you gift.
The orange and blue bookmark is a diptych – the 2 halves mirror each other. This was an interesting challenge and fun to do. Check out other tangled diptychs at the Diva’s Blog.
Got a start on my Mother’s Day Cards.
Added some Derwent Inktense to the Zentangle® Inspired Art. Not sure if its done yet.
After this I was really itching to do some collage. I’m going to do another painting redo. I got too busy to show you how my last one turned out.
The original painting from a class I took was a sunset winter landscape in shades of blue and orange/yellow – not really my style, but nice enough. I did some collage on top and then added a tissue paper mandala and did some embellishing and here it is. It is getting toward what I want. I learned a little about doing detailed drawing on tissue paper and then putting it on a colorful background – it gets totally muddled. In any case I’m counting it as mandala #40.
So here is the first step of my next try. I have a landscape that I started, but it didn’t go quite right.
So now I’m off to collage over this. I hope you have a beautiful day!
So, I’m teaching a mandala drawing class next weekend and I decided to make some ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). I was inspired by my friend Claudia McGill, she makes fantastic ATCs and she sent me some in the mail.
Here is my first batch of ATCs and then the process I used to create them!
Start your day with Shredded Wheat, or if you are gluten intolerant as I am, you start it with the empty box! I collaged paper onto it with matte medium and some blue and yellow acrylic paint. Then I added some more paint.
And some more paint.
Then I mixed up a glaze of white acrylic paint, matte medium and water and made a nice smooth surface to draw on.
Then I drew on it! And cut it up into ATC’s! Thanks Claudia for your inspiration.
Let’s make something beautiful!
Here are 10 more Peace and Paisley cards. I plan to make 30 in all. It has been a great process to make this series. For more information about the process and the first 10 cards see my post from yesterday here.
I have uploaded one of the cards to Fine Art America if you want to purchase a set to use for your Christmas cards.
Today is Draw a Bird Day! The 8th of every month is Draw a Bird Day and it is hosted by Laura at Create Art Everyday. I generally prefer a fanciful, rather than a realistic bird. This is getting close to what I have in mind. I will keep practicing! This was created using Pigma Micron pens and Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. I used 4 Zentangle patterns to decorate my bird, Finery, Footlights, C-six, and Candleglow. For more tangle patterns go to TanglePatterns. For more information about Zentangle see Rick and Maria at Zentangle.com.
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