Weekly Roundup #219

Mandala Stencils

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, FOCUSES
It's a String Thing #87 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #88 by Adele Bruno
Jetties - Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle® (Facebook)
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #56
Lighthouse - Template #98 by Ben Kwok (Facebook)
National Library Week, Zentangle Meets Typography by Melinda Barlow
New mandala templates #25-26 by Geneviève Crabe
TanglePatterns String 152 by Barbara Finwall via Linda Farmer
Tackle it Tuesday string 004 by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangleation Vocation #7 by Daniel Lamothe: Eke
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #15 by Suzy Mosh
Weekly Challenge #2: D-E-F by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #213: "Traced Object Strings" by Laura Harms

BOOKS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS
Coloring Pages! Instant Download! Woooo! by Chris Gerstner
Zen Mandalas Coloring Ebook by Simona Cordara

TUTORIALS
DIY Zentangle Cell Phone Case from Sakura

SHOW and TELL
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 15 by Geneviève Crabe
Black Magic by Caren Mlot
Colour Sampler Project by Rita Nikolajeva
New videos on VideoTangle.me
Zentangle: Stacked and Tangled - New Facebook group

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Coco by Hsin-ya Hsu
Flux video by Jane Dickinson
Hopscotch video by Tiffany Lovering
Isla by Rita Nikolajeva
Lot by Rita Nikolajeva
Ovy by Adam Roades
Paradox and its variations by Anya Lothrop
Pegs video by Tiffany Lovering
Swells by Jennifer Hohensteiner
Tilda by Chrissie F
Vivi by Hsin-ya Hsu

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 15

This is week 15 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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I made two more art cards with my Gelli® prints.

Art cards 21-22


I did a couple of art journal pages. The first one uses some of my homemade stamps. The birds are cut out from black card stock with my Silhouette.

Art journal spread

This one is a bit messy. I was experimenting with the new 4" round Gelli® plate.

Art journal page


I created two new mandala templates, #25 and #26.

Mandala template 26

Mandala template 25


I've also been making some new stamps.

Stamp carving

Homemade stamps


If you want to see all the artwork I have done since the beginning of the year, I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Weekly Roundup #218

Mandala Stencils

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, FOCUSES
Border Practice Sheet by Kristi Sanseraser
It's a String Thing #86 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #87 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #55
Man-O-Man - Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle® (Facebook)
New mandala template #23-24 by Geneviève Crabe
Sunday Smackdown #5 by Kristi Sanseraser
TanglePatterns String 151 by Cherie Hartwick via Linda Farmer
Tackle it Tuesday string 003 by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangleation Vocation #6 by Daniel Lamothe: Auraknot by Zentangle
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #14 by Suzy Mosh
Vintage Boot - Template #95 by Ben Kwok (Facebook)
Weekly Challenge #1: Tangle with A-B-C by Diane and Carolien
Weekly Challenge #212: "UMT: Fanz by Susan Goetter" by Laura Harms

BOOKS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS
Giveaway and Review of the J. Herbin CreaPen by Sandra Strait

TUTORIALS
Tangling the Opus by Alice Hendon

SHOW and TELL
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 14 by Geneviève Crabe
30 Ways to Boost Creative Confidence – Day 3 Follow the Greats by Minette Riordan
30 Ways to Boost Creative Confidence – Day 5: Try on Many Hats! by Minette Riordan
30 Ways to Boost Creative Confidence – Day 6: Creativity Routine by Minette Riordan
Decorating a Celtic Knot - Colour, Patterns & Shading by Judy West
Doodling Patterned Paper by Judy West
New videos on VideoTangle.me

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Afterglo video by Tiffany Lovering
All Boxed Up by Alice Hendon (updated)
’Brella by Bunny Wright
Cubine video by by Jane Dickinson
Llines by Mei Hua Teng
Tangle Refresher 100 by Linda Farmer
Trazee by Anya Lothrop
Well-Mooka-Z Tutorial by Adele Bruno
Yy by Mei Hua Teng

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 14

This is week 14 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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Here is a drawing based on mandala template #9.

Mandala on coloured card stock


I made a few more art cards with my Gelli prints.

Art cards 17-18

Art cards 19-20


I created two new mandala templates, #23 and #24.

Mandala template 23

Mandala template 24


Here is a shaded version of my Celtic knot template number 1.

Celtic knot with pencil shading


Finally, I have a new project in the works. Here is a hint.

What am I working on?


If you want to see all the artwork I have done since the beginning of the year, I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Weekly Roundup #217

Mandala Stencils

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, FOCUSES
It's a String Thing #85 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #86 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #54
New mandala templates #21-22 by Geneviève Crabe
Nipa - Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle® (Facebook)
No challenge this week - wait. I lied. by Laura Harms
Pattern Mixer Challenge #5 by Anya Lothrop
Sunday Smackdown #3 Response compiled by Kristi Sanseraser
Sunday Smackdown #4 by Kristi Sanseraser
TanglePatterns String 150 by Adele Bruno via Linda Farmer
Tackle it Tuesday String 002 by Cheryl Rotnem
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #13 by Suzy Mosh
Toucan - Template #94 by Ben Kwok (Facebook)
Week 14 - 52 Tangles in 2015 by Jane Monk
Zentangle Audio Meditation #3 by Holly Atwater

BOOKS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS
Instant Grati-CRAFT-ation by Cherryl Moote
New Fairy-Tangles™ Release - Fairy Dragon Queen by Norma Burnell
New One Tangle Volume IV - Borderz - by Jane Monk

TUTORIALS
Decorating Celtic Knots - Shading with Pencil by Judy West

SHOW and TELL
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 13 by Geneviève Crabe
30 Ways to Boost Creative Confidence – Day 1: Daydream by Minette Riordan
30 Ways to Boost Creative Confidence – Day 2: Ideas List by Minette Riordan
Art Quotes doodled by Eden
Flux and... from Zentangle blog
New videos on VideoTangle.me
Stay Calm and Tangle On by Jean Theurkauf
Tangler's Block by Emily Classon
Test Driving My Wall Book by Alice Hendon
Wouldn't You Like to Be a Cartoonist Too!? by Sandy Bartholomew
Zentangle Newsletter March 29th, 2015

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Alphabet Pattern Series - O by Judy West
Box It Up by Alice Hendon
Flux from Zentangle
Hypnotic video by Tiffany Lovering
Lacee by Susan Hodel
Map by Mei Hua Teng
Paki by Lori Byerly
Pand by Ai Ling Hung
Phicops video by Tiffany Lovering
Quib video by Tiffany Lovering
Trimonds video by Tiffany Lovering
Ziggurat by Sandra Strait
Well-Mooka-Z by Sharyn Penna

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 13

This is week 13 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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I made some more art cards with my Gelli prints.

Art cards 13-14

Art cards 15-16

Art cards 11-12


In case you missed it, I wrote a blog post about how I organize my Gelli printing tools. You can see it here.


I created two new mandala templates, #21 and #22.

Mandala template 21

Mandala template 22


And this is a drawing based on mandala template #22.

Mandala on coloured card stock


If you want to see all the artwork I have done since the beginning of the year, I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Weekly Roundup #216

Mandala Stencils

CHALLENGES, TEMPLATES, FOCUSES
It's a String Thing #84 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #85 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #53
Kookaburra - Template #93 by Ben Kwok (Facebook)
New mandala template #20 by Geneviève Crabe
TanglePatterns String 149 by Grace McIntyre via Linda Farmer
Tackle it Tuesday Y-Z by Cheryl Rotnem
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #12 by Suzy Mosh
Week 13 - 52 Tangles in 2015 by Jane Monk
Weekly Challenge #210: "Spiralstring - that's the thing!" by Laura Harms
Squid - Weekly Focus on Square One: Purely Zentangle® (Facebook)
Zendala Dare #100 by Erin Koetz Olson

BOOKS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS
120 Celtic Knots for Artists & Craftsmen by Judy West
Opal & Lupine - New Fairy-Tangles™ Digital Stamp / Coloring Sheet by Norma Burnell
Paper? Well, it's Personal by Loretta West

TUTORIALS
How To Transfer Templates/images for Tangling Chris Gerstner
Spring Colors With the Steps by Alice Hendon

SHOW and TELL
10 Ways Drawing Can Relieve Stress & Inspire Wonder by Danny Gregory
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 12 by Geneviève Crabe
Back to Zentangle Basics by Geneviève Crabe
Decorating Celtic Knots by Judy West
My Way to organize Patterns by Annette Plaga-Lodde
New videos on VideoTangle.me
Stories: Zentangle® helps tangler find confidence and have fun drawing by Linda Farmer

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Border doodle by Ildiko
Dream Dancer by Christine Reyes
Ish by Anya Lothrop
Moonlite by Anne Marks
Omen by Gael Shepherd
Oops! by Suzy Mosh
Printemps tips by Adele Bruno

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Storage for Gelli® printing tools

I've been talking about storage on Facebook, and this blog post is in answer to questions I've been asked. I recently discovered this plastic basket at Ikea ($2.99 each), which is perfect for storing a lot of my tools in my studio, especially my Gelli® printing tools.

basket

This one holds my texture tools:

tools

These two hold my stamps, and useful household objects:

tools

Another one with mark-making tools:

tools

I found my paper punches and decorative scissors fit perfectly:

tools

I like to divide my paint into opaque and translucent, so this helps with that:

tools

My hubby built this great shelving unit for me. Baskets are the best things to use here, making it easy to store and find things, and also to pull out a bunch of tools all at once.

shelves

 

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 12

This is week 12 of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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I had great fun this week making more art cards with my Gelli prints.

Art cards 07-08

Art cards 09-10

Art cards 05-06


This is a new drawing based on a Ben Kwok template.

Dove


This is a drawing based on my own mandala template #16.

Mandala on yellow card stock


And I created two new mandala templates, #19 and #20.

Mandala template 19

Mandala template 20

 


If you want to see all the artwork I have done since the beginning of the year, I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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Back to Zentangle Basics

If you have been tangling for a while, you know that there is a variety of artwork out there, starting with the classic black pen on a 3.5" square white tile, to large colourful art pieces.

Square One A while back, my friends and fellow Zentangle teachers Chris Titus and Jenny Perruzzi created a Facebook group called Square One: Purely Zentangle®.

From the group description: "Square One is designed to bring us back to the beginning. Zentangle® as it originated. The act of focusing on the stroke of our pen on paper to create patterns...patterns placed within a string evolving into beautiful little works of art. Artwork created with nothing more than a 3.5" x 3.5" paper tile, pen and pencil...no color, no eraser, no distraction."

The idea is to go back to the basics as we were taught by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Only artwork that follows these rules (3.5" square, white, black pen, graphite pencil) can be posted in the group. And before you decide that this is too restrictive, visit the group and look at the amazing artwork that is being posted.

Come join us and explore endless possibilities.

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