Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Here's the second book that I got to work on. The artist asked that we continue her loopy string and try to find faces and creatures in the patterns! This was a very cool challenge. Even though I am an illustrator at heart, I have been doing my tangles pretty straight. Partly because that provides the unthinking art break I need and partly because that's the "way" to tangle.
So this book challenged me to apply my own art to the tangles, yet still look like it belonged next to the previous images. Fun, fun. I was very happy with the results! I have to try this on my own designs.
I have been messing around with more mehndi designs and branched out to play with Japanese kimono patterns. Wow - some of those are HARD!! When I figure out how to make a re-creatable tangle out of one particularly complex pattern, I will post the ATC for it.
Next week I am off to Alaska, so I will have to discover some Zentangle-able Alaskan patterns while there!
I think that Onamato has some very cool potential to look like jewelry. If you leave off the bands on the edges, you've got "Pearlz". But those tiny black circles look like jewels too - I guess it's all in the shading. Think "smiley-face mouth" for shading the pearls and give a dark pearl a little highlight on top.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Bales is one of those patterns that just keeps showing up everywhere once you learn it! I saw it on a mod bathing suit in a catalog, and one of my students had a great pair of pants with Bales on it. I've seen it on carpets in hotels and sofas too.
The basic pattern looks like simple flowers, but by adding black or shading in areas, it changes completely. Try coloring in only one half of each "rice pellet". A student thought she had messed up the design - I said she'd made it even better. Try it, you'll see.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I finally got a schedule worked out for this summer! If you would like the pdf version to print out (with registration form), please visit my Beez Ink Studio website and click on the link for classes.
Learn the basics of Zentangle - a relaxing form of meditation that uses pattern-making to focus your mind. Approx. 2.5 hours. No drawing experience necessary (Really!)
Class= $35 Kit fee= $10
Zentangle for Kids!
Hey kids! What’s Zentangle? Think of it as “artistic doodling”! After learning the basics and some cool patterns, we’ll do some tangled printmaking. Lots of fun - but tell your parents that “Zentangle can improve focus in class and boost test scores” (it’s true!) and they’ll sign you up right away! Parents: this class is for ages 7 + ( we’ll be using Sharpies and stamp pads). Messy fun.
Class= $20 Kit fee= $10
Zentangle - In Depth
Learn new, more complex patterns, shading and how to achieve a 3-D effect. Also try out some techniques for using limited color and alternative tangling materials. Zentangle 101 required. Class= $40 Kit fee= $15
Tangle Share Party
A party for anyone who has taken Zentangle workshops! Bring your tiles, notebooks or other Zentangle art and show it off. Add to the group Tangle, trade patterns, enter the raffle, nibble on yummy munchies!
Workshops are held at The Belfry studio above Wingdoodle, in Warner. The building is #19 on Main Street, in the center of town. For directions to Warner, please email Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Wingdoodle at 603-456-3515. Please be aware that the studio is on the second floor and there is no elevator available.
Sandy Steen Bartholomew is a Certified Zentangle Teacher, an illustrator, and a mixed-media artist. To learn more, or see examples of her work, visit Beez Ink Studio online at www.BeezInkStudio.com.
If you would like to arrange a Zentangle class for yourself or your organization, please email Sandy at email@example.com. A minimum of 4 people is required.
For a list of certified Zentangle teachers available outside of the NH area, visit www.zentangle.com
Wed. June 24, 10am-12:30pm Zentangle 101 ... $45
Sun. July 19, 1:00-3:30pm Zentangle 101 ... $45
Wed. July 29, 10:30am-1:00pm Zentangle 101 ... $45
Sat. Aug. 8, 10:30am-noon Zentangle for Kids! ... $30
Sat. Aug. 15, 1:00-4:00pm Zentangle In Depth ... $55
Wed. Aug. 19, 5:30-8:00pm Zentangle 101 ... $45
Sun. Aug. 30, 2:30-4:00pm Tangle Share Party ... Free!
Deadline to register is one week before the date of the class. Classes with fewer than 2 people will be cancelled.
To register, please mail this form, with your check payable to Sandra Bartholomew, to:
BEEZ ink Studio
PO Box 359, Warner, NH 03278
September Note: I have no classes scheduled for Sept. because I will be traveling. I will also be turning 40 on 9/15!! It’s an important achievement for me and I’d love to get 40 Tangles to commemorate it.
Bribery: Send me a Tangle in Sept. and I’ll invite you to an Art Party near the end of the month!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The Gnu that we (WCANH - Womens Caucus for Art) decorated with Zentangles for the "Gnus of Gnu London" was featured in the most recent email newsletter from the Zentangle mothership!
Read it here - and see the photos too.
Read it here - and see the photos too.
Monday, June 8, 2009
"Eke" is very simple in concept - just repeat the letter "e" in cursive, right-side-up and then upside-down. try shading in between each set of two rows. It will look like cording. If you are very clever, you can use a name in cursive! It works best with very curly letters.