Tag Archives: zentangle

Gnome Home Coloring Page

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Because commenter Barb asked……Gnome Home, complete with guardian Owl is now available for instant Download.

Gnome Home Listing

I’m so excited to be able to offer my work as coloring pages and I would be really thrilled to see how they’re getting colored in, so please let me know if you do!  And thanks for the request, Barb!

So Close!

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This time next week, my friend Karen and I will be on a Road-Trip to Providence, Rhode Island to attend the CZT Seminar #20!   Soooooo excited.  We have been waiting since November when we signed up and it seemed so far away then.  I’ll be really thrilled to add the “CZT” after my name soon!

Two more coloring pages completed this week –

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They join this one completed last weekend

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If you had to choose – which one would you like to see uploaded into my etsy shop first?  They will be available in PDF format, which seems to be universally available, priced at $1.50 each.  Instantly downloadable so you can get coloring or filling with tangle patterns right away!

Dragonfly

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Here is a WIP…..I’ve a little more to do on it, but this will be the first of what I hope are many new coloring pages.

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I’m not sure whether to offer the pages individually, but still include them in book form when I have enough of them, making the book more economical?  And the learning curve on editing is getting better – it takes a bit of time, but hopefully that will improve.  This, of course, isn’t really edited or cleaned up.

Let me know what you think!

 

 

 

So Much News!

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Wow – the time has gone by in a blink!  So much going on this past month and I think I’m finally caught up.  Exciting things!

First, I was approached about being in a Collaboration Coloring Book project with other artists – I was excited but apprehensive about such a big project, but ultimately, being part of this is only going to be a good thing!  I will be one of the artists in the 2nd Volume of Global Doodle Gems!  The 1st Volume should be released next month and the 2nd possibly in August!  I finished my contributions and sent them off yesterday.

The second really exciting thing that happened was another invitation to be in another book!  I will be among quite a few artists and their Tangle pattern Step Outs.  Five of my patterns will be included in the book, along with some artwork.  So excited for this as well – and hopefully that book will be available by Christmas.

Now with all this going on, I’ve got CZT Seminar coming up in two short weeks – my friend Karen and I are driving up to Rhode Island and we can’t wait.  With all the creativity, I’ve got tons of ideas floating around in my head for my OWN book and this is the beginning of that….

dragonfly page

You’ll have to use your imagination a bit,  as the inking isn’t done.  I’m sorry to say I will be much more careful about the photo’s I’m posting and watermarking them – I’ve had a bit of a run in with people thinking my work on my FB page was FREE,  so much of the art there was taken down and will only be re-uploaded when it’s all been watermarked.  I don’t like watermarking, I much preferred to upload low resolution, smaller photo’s but after having all of my work downloaded by a group of enthusiastic coloring page seekers (and honestly, who knows who else downloaded them) I think I have to be more cautious.

So, to sum up – Coloring Book, Tangle pattern Step Out Book,  CZT training, compiling a good amount of pages for my own  book, the end of the school year (yay!) and then its SUMMER VACATION!  Whooohoooo!  I have a copy of Elements 13 I need to learn how to use for more professional editing of my artwork (help!) and lot’s of sketchbooks to fill, not to mention, I’d like to make a few more videos – what would you all like to see next?

What! Another new Hobby!

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If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I love to learn new things.  If it’s related to fiber, I’ll probably try it at least once.  A long time ago, I used to braid rugs with wool fabric and my braiding buddy, Laurie, became interested in rug hooking – I resisted it back then.

Last weekend we traveled to Maryland for our annual first camping trip and Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival – and something just called to me as I was passing a booth with beautiful rugs……I have no idea what clicked or what little voice I heard but the next thing I knew I had bought a little kit, hoop and hook.

Of course I was excited, but so intimidated – I’ve done locker hooking and thought this was a little similar and possibly kinder on my hands – plus wool!  Did I mention I used to braid rugs and have a huge wool stash that has sat untouched for years – I’m a little scared to open those bins up.

I found a lot of information on youtube, my first (notice I numbered it?) rug hooking book arrived yesterday.  A great little talk show on youtube, My Rug Hooking Show, hosted by Annette, has been so inspirational and helpful.  Last night I finally put the little piece of burlap on the frame and started….

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It’s coming along nicely and I cannot stand how cute this is.  It’s a little circle mat and I also purchased another kit from another seller – a Flying COW….my husband pointed it out to me and well, it was minutes before I owned it.  With watching Annette’s talk show, I can already see the possibilities in making my own designs and incorporating some Zentangle into this – oh that would be so sweet!  The really wonderful part about this is that you don’t need a boatload of time – as Annette reminds us in her talk show – just a small block of time, 5, 10, 15 minutes of working on a piece – you don’t have to finish a row, mark your spot on a pattern, remember where you left off – it’s just so easy to stop then start up again.  And let me just say, how relaxing this is – another relaxing hobby can’t be bad.  I need some more relaxation techniques to keep the stress levels down, don’t we all?

 

 

 

How I draw Mooka

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I recently did a few pieces that have the tanglepattern Mooka in them…..this has been a pattern I’ve struggled with and I think I’ve finally become comfortable with the way I do them now.  I had a request from a few members of my Facebook Group, For The Love of Doodling, to show how I draw them in my next video.  Mission accomplished – I hope it helps some.

Flowering Mooka

I’d love to hear what you think and if you have any video requests, please feel free to comment – if I can, I will try to help.  Thanks for reading and watching!

Ryukin

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One of my Best Friends loves fish…..and has a birthday in March.  This year I made up my mind to make her one of Ben Kwok’s awesome templates.  I’m very happy with how it turned out and she loved it.  And this morning it’s featured over on a group at Redbubble – a really nice way to start out my Monday and week.

Ryukin Web

Ryukin, available in cards, prints, stickers, shirts….you name it…on Redbubble

How To Transfer Templates/images for Tangling

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I see this question come up frequently in the Doodle/Zentangle groups on Facebook – how do you transfer templates for Tangling?  In this video, I go over two methods – one simple and inexpensive, the other with a lightpad.  There are many methods you can use, but these are the two I that I use – Hope you find it helpful to see how it’s done!