Weekly Roundup #187

Drawing Mandalas class

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #53 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #54 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #22
Tackle it Tuesday "W" Tangles results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday "X" Tangles by Cheryl Rotnem
TanglePatterns String 118 by Barbara Finwall via Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #181 "Water" by Laura Harms

BOOKS and PRODUCTS
Accent Zenspirations w/Gelly Roll Moonlight Fine by Joanne Fink
Light and Shadow - new E-book by Helen Williams
New App and Contest by JJ LaBarbera

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Alaura by Diane Tai
Esses Revisited by Cris Letourneau
Inchworm by Lori Byerly
Pic-Nyk, Samuri, Sle-P by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangle Refresher 84 by Linda Farmer
Tips for Tangling Paradox by Adele Bruno
Trio by Hanny Waldburger

 

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Weekly Roundup #186

Drawing Mandalas class

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #51 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #52 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #53 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #21
Tackle it Tuesday "W" Tangles by Cheryl Rotnem
TanglePatterns String 117 by Sabrina Croft via Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #180 "UMT - MacDee by Anneke Van Dam" by Laura Harms

BOOKS and PRODUCTS
Free Zenspirations® Border Designs by Joanne Fink
New Derwent Graphik pens

GIVEAWAYS
Pigma Micron Pen Giveaway!

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Fun with Mathematics - Escher's mathematical art by K.N. Malathi

SHOW and TELL
ABC of Zentangle..E, E for Ease, Easy by Dilip Patel
Merci Beaucoup from Zentangle blog

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Auraknot video by Ellen Wolters
Boomer Rang by Linda Rea
Croscro by Hsin-ya Hsu
Dazed chain by Linda Rea
Ga-Bee by LonettA
Neit-Lite by LonettA
Nymph video by Ellen Wolters
Pomx2 by Mei Hua Teng
Tri-Po Updated Step-outs by Sue Clark
Uni by Beth Snoderly
Why tri by Linda Rea

 

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Gelli Jam Art Journal Workshop part 3

This is my third project in the Gelli Jam Art Journal Workshop with Joanna Grant, part of the Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats.

I started with five sheets of 9x12" Bristol paper, and my 12x14" Gelli Plate. Here are the prints at three different stages (click images for a larger view):

Gelli prints phase 1 Gelli prints phase 2 Gelli prints phase 3

I then cut the sheets and created these two journals:

Journal Journal

 

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Weekly Roundup #185

Mandala Stencils

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #49 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #50 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #52 - A Very Happy Birthday! by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #20
Tackle it Tuesday "U" Tangles results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday "V" Tangles by Cheryl Rotnem
TanglePatterns String 116 by Sandy Hunter via Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #179 "Be like Bijou" by Laura Harms

BOOKS and PRODUCTS
Bijou's début on the Zentangle website
New Digi Stamps and Coloring Sheets by Norma Burnell
New e-book cover and something fun by Helen Williams

REVIEWS
Review and Giveaway of the Schut Noblesse Watercolor Block by Sandra Strait

SHOW and TELL
ABC of Zentangle..D, D for Design & Disipline by Dilip Patel
D... for Dark and Light principles of Design by K.N. Malathi
Zentangle and Mindfulness Meditation by Melinda Barlow
Zentangle Newsletter August 1st, 2014

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Barrow by Carole Fontaine
Gord by Sue Zanker
Nymph by Melinda Barlow
Tangle Refresher 83 by Linda Farmer
That "C" thing by Linda Rea
Thing in the middle of a thing by Linda Rea
Tried leaf by Linda Rea
Wave 'n ck by Linda Rea
Zippity-Do-Da by Linda Rea
Zonked by Linda Rea
Zygosity by Linda Rea

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Gelli Jam Art Journal Workshop part 2

This is my second project in the Gelli Jam Art Journal Workshop with Joanna Grant, part of the Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats. We made a journal with recycled greeting cards.

These are all the Gelli prints I made for the journal:
(Click the images for a larger view)

card journal prints

This is the front cover:

journal cover

The front spread:

front spread

A two-page spread:

journal pages

I used a paper punch to create windows:

journal page with windows

Some of the homemade tools I used:

my tools

And some of my stencils:

my stencils

...And on to the next project. Stay tuned!

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Weekly Roundup #184

Tangle Organizers

If you know someone with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), please read this blog post by Maria and Rick.

CHALLENGES
Intricate Patterns Challenge by Judy West
It's a String Thing #51 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #19
Tackle it Tuesday "T" Tangles results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday "U" Tangles by Cheryl Rotnem
TanglePatterns String 115 by Grace McIntyre via Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #178 "Duotangle by the Letter!" by Laura Harms

BOOKS and PRODUCTS
AlphaTangled! The NEW Card Collection (and contest!) by Sandy Bartholomew

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Color Pencil Shading by Marie Browning
How to draw an impossible heart by Ellen Wolters
Video Zentangle Fun by Deb Prewitt

REVIEWS
Ms. Moffatt's Meditative Mandala Masterpieces - A Review by Sandy Bartholomew
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield - book review by Deb Prewitt

SHOW and TELL
ABC of Zentangle... C for Creativity by Dilip Patel
ABC’s of Cultivating Creativity by Grace Mendez
C... for Celtic Knot by K.N. Malathi
Looking back at 30-30 Challenge by Sandhya Manne
Stories: Undaunted by recent loss of vision in one eye, tangler finds accomplishment through Zentangle®

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Corner bubbles by Linda Rea
Da-Kris by Sharon Robinson
Diamond I by Linda Rea
Cubine video by Ellen Wolters
Kitl by Jem Miller
Leafheart by Simona Cordara
Luna by Angie Whalen
Open Wide by Linda Rea
Several tangles by Dianne Ferrer
Tongue Depressed by Linda Rea
Vent and Nuts & Bolts by Sacil Armstrong

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Weekly Roundup #183

Patterns eBook

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #50 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #18
Last week we grew gardens, this week let's build houses! by Kelly
Tackle it Tuesday "S" Tangles results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday "T" Tangles by Cheryl Rotnem
TanglePatterns String 114 by Dorothy Allison via Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #177 "Truffle by Caroline Broady, CZT" by Laura Harms

SHOW and TELL
A... for Aura by K.N. Malathi
ABC of Zentangle...B by Dilip Patel
B... for Bookmarks by K.N. Malathi
Peacock by Margaret Bremner
Thank you! from Zentangle blog
Zentangle newsletter, July 18th 2014
Zia and Challenge #177 by Mariët Lustenhouwer
Welcome CZT XIV! from Zentangle blog
Welcome CZT XV! from Zentangle blog

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Aquafleur & Striping by Sharla Hicks
How to draw tanglepattern Zaturn by Ellen Wolters
Muzulü by Jennifer Hohensteiner
Patterns for Meditative Drawing from Strathmore
Prestwood variation by Margaret Bremner
Roscoe by Vicki Bassett
Sprigs by Michele Beauchamp
Tangle Refresher 82 by Linda Farmer
Truffle by Caroline Broady
Zilla and Mosey by Jennifer Hohensteiner

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Gelli Jam Art Journal Workshop part 1

I have been taking a wonderful online class, Gelli Jam Art Journal Workshop with Joanna Grant, part of the Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats.

Joanna has shared some cool Gelli printing tips. I just finished the first project in the class, a Gelli-printed tag journal.

tag journal

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Weekly Roundup #182

Patterns eBook

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #48 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #49 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #17
Tackle it Tuesday "R" Tangles results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday "S" Tangles by Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #176 "B.Y.O.B" by Laura Harms

BOOKS and PRODUCTS
ArtTrader Magazine issue 23 free download

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Hand Lettering with Brush Pens by Joanne Fink
Mini book for ATCs modified for Zentangle® tiles by Betsy Wilson

SHOW and TELL
ABC of Zentangle...A by Dilip Patel
Alphabet Series…..Going Digital by Eden
New zendala and animal drawings by Genevieve Crabe
Sand Tangles by SarahD
Stories: Zentangle improves hand control by Judy Lisette Martin via Linda Farmer
Ten Years . . . Wow! from Zentangle blog

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Basquals by Donald Wilka
Chim-Chimenee by Lila Popcheff
EMF, Doormat, Belt Buckle by Sacil Armstrong
Frame Over by Linda Rea
Jasmin by Simone Bischoff
Maddie 2 (revisited) by Lila Popcheff
Maryhill by Betsy Wilson
Mathura and Soleil by Anne Marks
Meringue by Kelley Kelly
Reye by Penny Raile
Sum-fun by Cheryl Rotnem
Up Point Down by Linda Rea

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New zendala and animal drawings

Last week, I finished a few drawings I had been working on. First, a Zendala coloured with coloured pencil:

mandala

Also, two ink and coloured pencil drawings, a tiger and a fox, based on templates by Ben Kwok. Ben's templates are available to members of his Facebook group Ornation Creation.

Tiger

fox

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