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Weekly Challenge #1: Simplicity

This week, Laura Harms (Certified Zentangle Teacher in Saskatoon, SK) opened a weekly Zentangle challenge. The details of the challenge can be found on her blog, I am the Diva.

This week’s challenge is Simplicity. For this tile, I was inspired by Vi Hart’s Mathematical Doodles. It starts out with a singe closed line with lots of loops. It turns out that you can colour this image with two colours (e.g., black and white) so that sections of the same colour touch each other only at the corners. So while the result looks complex, the principle is very simple.

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Art Show Photos

Here are some photos from the ‘Twas the Art Before Christmas art show last weekend. The show was held in the Canada Southern Railway Station in St. Thomas, Ontario. The CASO station dates back to the days when St. Thomas was a major railway hub; it is undergoing some major renovations.

This table sat at the entrance. You can see a binder with all the artists’ bios, artists’ business cards and post cards. If you look closely at the back left, you can see my Zentangle class advertisement.

The next few photos show the large room where we held the show.

The room was large enough that we were able to have a small café area where we offered tea, coffee, hot cider, and cookies.

And here are Cliff and I next to some of our artwork.

The best news we got after the show ended was that Cliff had won the Patron’s Choice Award, voted on by all the show attendees.


Zentangle in Fine Art Show

Beginning this evening and through the weekend, I am participating in the annual art show of the St. Thomas Elgin Artists’ Guild. The slide show below shows the artwork I have in the show. (If there is a problem with the slide show loading, you can click here to visit the photo album.)

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Collaborative Zentangle

At the CZT workshop last week, all the attendees participated in a collaborative Zentangle, each person doing one section. Here are a series of photos I took over the two days. You can click each one to see the full-size photo.


A new twist on Zentangles

In the past week on the Zentangle blog, Rick and Maria have been posting some wonderful photos from the recent Zentangle Master Class. One of the projects the class worked on was a large-scale drawing on coloured paper. I was inspired by the use of the coloured paper, and the use of white for highlighting.

I created a smaller one of my own, on a 9×12″ sheet of blue Mi-Teintes paper.

Zentangle on Mi-Teintes paper