Flashback Friday: May 2, 2013

Welcome to May 2nd 2013. May 2nd 2013 seems like a really boring day, doesn’t it? I choose to post this particular entry to prove two things. One, not all visual jouranl enties have to be some grand exodus into our memories or be some thought provoking visual montage. Some of my entries are simply…

Day Twenty, Creation Twenty

Wow! Twenty days ago I started the journey of taking the challenge of creating “One Zentangle A Day” from the self-same titled book by Beckah Krahula. I have been keeping up with my visual journal and creating more completed Zentangle tiles than I thought possible. Even though it has been more than twenty days since…

Day Nineteen, Creation Nineteen

Squares, diamonds and triangles- oh my! Geometric grid patterns was the theme for today’s tangled tile. As a child I always loved working with basic shapes. Later in life in college, I had a knack for breaking down complex imagery to basic shapes and patterns to create an abstract version of a drawing. I remember…

My niece’s first Zentangle tile! I’m so proud!

Well, you might be wondering were I have been all weekend. To put it simply- having fun! Saturday was a rainy wet day in the Chicagoland area, but my husband and I made the best of the day by working out the details for our upcoming Star Wars themed party and hitting a couple of…

Flashback Friday: August 10th 2012

Summer fadesCool breezes flow Leaves begin to break I remember the day I wrote this haiku that it felt like the beginning of fall. The cool crisp air and smells of autumn wafting in the air. At the time, I was inspired to draw this scene from a quick tutorial offered on Derwent’s website. At…

Day Eighteen, Creation Eighteen

House Painting. Yep, that’s what I did all weekend long. No adventures, no long bike rides, no relaxing. I didn’t even catchup on housework- just house painting. Sad thing is, it wasn’t even my house. As an FYI, I don’t own a home- I rent an apartment. period. It’s not like I really don’t mind…

Day Seventeen, Creation Seventeen

Oh the wonderful webs we can weave! At least that is what I am think when I look at my tile. Day Seventeen asked me to continue to focus on organic curvy patterns and seek to combine them with a linear style tangle. If you haven’t notice already, I tend to  lean towards using organic…

Day Sixteen, Creation Sixteen

Organic patterns and colors combine- oh my! I took a little break from posting, but now I am back and ready to share my latest creation. After all these days I finally had a chance to play with color! Not just any color, but I was able to incorporate my new Derwent Intense pencils in…

Day Fourteen, Creation Fourteen

Day Fourteen was all about the “Decorative Value” technique that you can bring into your Zentangle tile. For those that are not familiar Decorative Values, it is using different levels of shading to give depth. On my piece, I use three different levels of shading; one per plane. The lightest plane, therefore appearing the closet,…

Day Ten, Creation Ten

Well, here I am, I finally made it to day ten! There was a slight delay in posting this one- my birthday got in the way, but now I am back on track. Birthday celebrations aside, learning these new tangles took some time and practice. I tend to practice in my journal so I don’t…

Day Eight, Creation Eight

It’s hard to believe that I have posted eight entries as of today to the One Zentangle a Day self-imposed challenge I undertook. Maybe it’s my imagination, but it feels like this is getting easier as I delve deeper into each page of the book. Day eight focused more on making each section appear to…

New Zentangle Book = New Inspirations!

It’s finally here! I have been waiting awhile for the book titled “One Zentangle A Day” to be restocked by Amazon. I was lucky enough to be able to preview this book from the library before buying. I was hooked from page one! This was the one Zentangle book I was searching for – a…