I took a short vacation from work the last two weeks of December and the first week of January. I got some well need rest and house cleaning. While I was on resting from all the work of my vacation I came across this cool video series hope you like them as much as I do. I will post one every day for the next week or so enjoy.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
My it has been a long time between posts, I have been drawing and teaching. I teach every week at our library, the art of Zentangle(r). My classes have steadily grown too in the past two years. I also teach at our local Golden Age Center they too love the art of Zentangle. I have always wanted to design my own tangle. I as I teach I find my students ever so inspiring. About a year ago I taught a group of girls from my church, ages 8-11. The girls were full of excitement and ready to learn. I had around 12 girls in this class, all went well of course, a few of the girls have made it a practice to draw every week, (during church) there mothers tell me it keeps them focused and quiet, this makes both parties happy. One of the girls would bring me her tangle every week after church, little pieces of art on scratch paper. Raegen and I started to exchange our art on a weekly bases. I gave her a mini tangle kit a few weeks ago because I wanted her to keep drawing with the real thing. Today after our meeting she handed me two tiles with drawings on them. I loved her work, when I looked at her work I saw the tangle I needed to add to the many tangles out there. One of my own but inspired by Miss McAllister, so here is the tangle McAllister. by Melinda Barlow CZT4
|Tangle Art by Raegen McAllister|
|McAllister by Melinda Barlow CZT4|
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
This is a Zentangle Inspired Art piece I did for a class I was teaching at my Church. I had over 35 wonderful tanglers at the class. We talked about the meditation aspect of Zentangle and how it can be used to help us find that place of peace in our lives that we all are looking for.
This is the Angel Moroni that stands at the top of many of the
LDS Temples around the world.
I see him as spreading the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
So he also had to have the wonderful good news of Zentangle coming from his trumpet as well.
OK, I think I fixed this link on the this post, This is a wonderful way to look at drawing circles with a Zentangle twist. I gave a challenge to my Zentangle Club last month to do circles or lines. I am going to share this video with them Wednesday night at our club meeting. I hope you find this as fun as I have.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
My grandson and I decided to do a little art project, he had been wanting to paint on a T-Shirt when we came across this video where a guy was painting with bleach on a black t-shirt. Well need I say more, it was just calling to me to tangle.
I just started painting, it starts out pink and turns white as it ages.
This was the first hour or so after painting. I used a very small paint brush and straight bleach.
The shading is also bleach, I will see what it looks like in the morning. I just used a very dry brush and spread the bleach very thin.
This was a very fun project.
I will post more in the morning when I see what it looks like when the bleach stops working.