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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Weekly Roundup #215

Mandala Stencils

CHALLENGES and TEMPLATES
It's a String Thing #83 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #84 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #52
New mandala templates #18-19 by Geneviève Crabe
Sunday Smackdown #2 by Kristi Sanseraser
Sunday Smackdown #2 Response compiled by Kristi Sanseraser
TanglePatterns String 148 by Barbara Finwall via Linda Farmer
Tackle it Tuesday V-W-X by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangleation Vocation #4 by Daniel Lamothe: Uni by Beth Snoderly
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #11 by Suzy Mosh
Week 11 - 52 Tangles in 2015 by Jane Monk
Week 12 - 52 Tangles in 2015 by Jane Monk
Weekly Challenge #209: "Saint Patty's" by Laura Harms

TUTORIALS
Hundertwasser stamps for inspiration ; an ATC tutorial by Madeleine de Kemp
Tangled Flower Tutorial by Chris Gerstner
Watercolor greeting + surprise by Shasta Garcia
Zentangle® with Mixed Media with Cindy Shepard

SHOW and TELL
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 11 by Geneviève Crabe
9 Ways to Draw a Face by Grace Mendez
Basket Weave by Caren Mlot
Embellishing Celtic Knots by Jean Theurkauf
Family, Passion & Gratitude from Zentangle blog
New videos on VideoTangle.me
Zentangle Inspired Art Phase by Tiffany Lovering
Zentangle Newsletter, March 14, 2015

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Amphora tips by Adele Bruno
Budzic by Sue Clark
Camelia video by Tiffany Lovering
Clove video by Tiffany Lovering
Garlic Cloves by Jacquelien Bredenoord
Gottago by Lianne Woods
Tangle Refresher 99 by Linda Farmer

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 11

This is week eleven of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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I created a bunch of new Gelli prints this week, and also some collage shapes made from old book and music pages.

Gelli prints

Gelli prints

Collage elements


And here are some note cards I made using Gelli prints, stencils, and collage elements.

Art cards 01-02

Art cards 03-04


I have two new templates this week, one mandala, and one Celtic knot design.

Mandala template 18

 

Celtic knot template 3

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Weekly Roundup #214

Mandala Stencils

CHALLENGES and TEMPLATES
It's a String Thing #82 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #83 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #51
New Celtic knot template #3 by Geneviève Crabe
New mandala templates #16-17 by Geneviève Crabe
Sunday Smackdown #1 by Kristi Sanseraser
TanglePatterns String 147 by Judiellen Palumbo via Linda Farmer
Tackle it Tuesday S-T-U by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangleation Vocation #3 by Daniel Lamothe: Miasma by Linda Dawson
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #10 by Suzy Mosh
Weekly Challenge #208: "Duotangle - Cubine vs Pokeroot" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #99 by Erin Koetz Olson
Zentangle Audio Meditation #2 by Holly Atwater

BOOKS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS
The Tangles of Santa Fe - The Book by Sandy Steen Bartholomew

TUTORIALS
Evolution of a Zendala by Caren Mlot
Making Zendala/Mandala Strings from Coloring Pages by Sadelle Wiltshire
Tangling Woven Patterns by Chris Gerstner
Using tangles as strings by Margaret Bremner

SHOW and TELL
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 10 by Geneviève Crabe
I'm on Youtube! by Madeleine de Kemp
Look Around You by Rita Nikolajeva
New videos on VideoTangle.me
Perkin's quilts by K.N. Malathi
Tray Bien, Merci from Zentangle blog

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Chebucto video by Ellen Wolters
Myko by Maria Mason
Pendrills video by Ellen Wolters
PinBawl by David Hunter
Rysa by Beth Snoderly
Spoolies by Hanny Waldburger
Weave by Helen Williams
Weave video by Helen Williams
Whirlee video by Ellen Wolters

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 10

This is week ten of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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This is a mandala I drew based on my mandala template number 14.

Turquoise mandala


I also finished this drawing I had been working on for a while. Celtic knots in pen & ink, shaded with coloured pencils.

Circular Celtic Knots


This is a teaser for an online class in bead embroidery I am working on.

Bead embroidery in progress


I have two new mandala templates this week:

Mandala template number 16

Mandala template 17


Finally, I spent time this week cutting up Gelli prints to make collage elements.

Collage elements

Collage shapes from Gelli prints

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Weekly Roundup #213

Mandala Stencils

CHALLENGES and TEMPLATES
It's a String Thing #81 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #82 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #50
New Celtic knot template #2 by Geneviève Crabe
New mandala templates #14-15 by Geneviève Crabe
Pattern Mixer Challenge #4 by Anya Lothrop
TanglePatterns String 146 by Lily Moon via Linda Farmer
Tackle it Tuesday P-Q-R by Cheryl Rotnem
Tangleation Vocation #2 by Daniel Lamothe: Birds on a Wire by Mary Kissel
That's New to Me! Challenge Week #9 by Suzy Mosh
Weekly Challenge #207: "UMT - Unbatz by Sandy Hunter" by Laura Harms
Zendala Dare #98 by Erin Koetz Olson

BOOKS, PRODUCTS, REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS
Anna's tangle Journal by Anna Leon

TUTORIALS
Marbling Paper with Nail Polish by Melinda Butcher
Shading with Pen or What I do with my old Microns by Chris Gerstner

SHOW and TELL
2015 Creativity Challenge – week 9 by Geneviève Crabe
Adding Color to Zentangle is as Relaxing as it is Beautiful by Jean Theurkauf
Facebook Changes by Judy West
New videos on VideoTangle.me
Opus Contributions from Zentangle blog
The Story Behind Most Intricate Zentangle for Me Video by Tiffany Lovering
You can tangle with that?...on that? by Betsy Wilson
Zentangle Newsletter, March 1st, 2015
Zentangle, ZIA, Class project: 3-D tile by Donald Wilka

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
B’Twined Tips by Pegi Schargel
Envy by Sandra Strait
Snaughling by Nancy Dawes
Tangle Refresher 98 by Linda Farmer
Teenos by Adele Bruno
Wisdom Knot by Sandra Strait
Yalla by Dorothy Allison

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 9

This is week nine of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
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These are the paintings I eased you about last week, a series of mixed media paintings using my Sisters Silhouettes (available for sale here). The three smaller ones (6x9") are gifts for the lovely ladies who posed for me, and the larger one (12x12") with the three silhouettes is a gift for their mom.

Sisters Silhouette paintings


I'm on a roll, creating new templates. I have two new mandalas this week.

Mandala template number 14

Mandala template number 15

And a new Celtic knot template.

Celtic knot template 2


I have two more in my series of circular designs made by taking grid patterns and adapting them to a circular grid.

First, a circular version of Dot Grid by Elaine Benfatto.

Circular Dot Grid (pattern by Elaine Benfatto)

And Sails by Helen Williams.

Circular Sails (pattern by Helen Williams)

And for the Square One: Purely Zentangle® on Facebook, this is a variation of the Zentangle pattern Strircles.

Strircles variation

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