Colored coloring page available in my Etsy shop.
Zendala 6 of 100, Mandala 57 of 100.
I wish you beauty in your day.
A few big ideas are included in this gratitude journal page spread. First, my husband picked up a 2018 calendar for our kitchen wall because our opportunities to get one at an art museum kept being thwarted. I had shopped on-line at the MoMA and Metropolitan Museum of Art’s shopping websites and the calendars were on sale, but the shipping seemed ridiculous. I had almost purchased a Mondrian calendar. When he called to say he was stopping at a store and asked if I wanted anything else, I told him a wall calendar. Guess what calendar he bought! If you have followed my blog for a while you may know that I am fascinated with grids and with Mondrian and he knows that, too. But isn’t it nice to feel known?
I have filled the grid with the ABCs of gratitude for beautiful places I have been. I may do one for places I still want to go. When I have insomnia I sometimes do an ABCs of gratitude in my mind. It can be for the day just past or anything I can come up with at 3 am. I know there are places I have left off of this grid, but I have really been to a lot of beautiful places! How blessed am I?
The right hand page is mandala 55 of 100. It is some variations on the Zentangle® pattern copada by Margaret Bremmer. She is such a talented artist and she has made some wonderful contributions to the world of Zentangle. I think I’m going to do some variations on this variation. I really enjoyed it. I’m so grateful for Zentangle® Inspired Art and all the good things that the world of Zentangle® has brought into my life.
I hope you have a beautiful day.
Because MD had already had a first class we did a variation on the first tile that they both enjoyed. We all enjoyed the diversity of our interpretations of the tangle patterns. The patterns we used are Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh, Bales, and Tipple. We really had fun with Tipple.
I’m confident you can recognize why this string is called a plate tile. If you are interested in having a private lesson with me please use the contact form so we can get started on setting something up. Happy Tangling! Have you made something beautiful today?
I have been very fortunate this year to have friends to drive me to my many doctors’ appointments and invite me to join in fun activities as I am able. So I decided to send out Thanksgiving Cards as my holiday cards this year. I have been making lots of Zentangle Tiles and people ask me what I do with them and now you can see. They make a lovely accent on a simply painted watercolor card.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a beautiful day.
The Diva, Laura Harms, is back from her summer break. She has a simple Zentangle® challenge for us today, use some combination of 2 squares as your string. I’m working on a journal for my Zentangle® Primer class I will be teaching in October. The tangle patterns that I used in this challenge are from the first lesson in that class. They are called shattuck, jetties, and bales.
To see more Zentangle® fun and my guest post from this summer check out the Diva’s challenge!
This piece is inspired by the Diamond Ring phenomenon from the eclipse. I am submitting it for a show this fall at Alhamra Art Center. This is a repurposed canvas from a painting party fundraiser. Here is my original version of the painting – it was a bunch of balloons and I made them more like flowers.
And I added some collage and some Zentangles. I’m not sure it is 100% done. I kind of want to tangle on the gold, but once it is on the canvas it is tricky. Maybe tomorrow I will post the development of the Zentangle Inspired Art – Mandala 50 of 100!
If you want to learn about using fragments in the Zentangle® Method of drawing, sign up for one of my introductory classes. New Fall class coming soon!
In the meantime I’m participating in the Diva Challenge presented by a guest blogger Marguerite Samama. She encouraged us to play with a specific fragment and it is always fun to see how these turn out!
MANDELLA MEET UP Offered through the Morris County Art Association located at
Morris County Art Association
10 Catherine Lane
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 267-1722
Zendalas® are small mandalas made on lovely die cut circles of watercolor paper. Zentangle® patterns are used to provide a drawing meditation to fill the circle with beauty. All materials will be provided. Materials fee $5.
Class # 624
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