Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Travelling Tangles Project

Hello World,
I am a member of an exciting Facebook group and I just wanted to share a little about it.
We are a group of artists with a love for Zentangle and swapping.
It's a great group of folks from all over the world; we swap, we learn, we encourage, and we create.
I am proud to be a member of this group as we create art we also create a space to learn, collaborate, and to spread peace. Facebook may get a bad rap now and then but in the world of art, and this group in particular, it is a venue for peace, love and respect.
Here is just a sampling of what we do...there are many more. I have swapped with fabulous artists from England, Finland, Canada, Singapore, Italy, Belgium, and many here in the USA.

Aleesha (from Thailand) started and sent to me

I finished it and added to my collection.

Alice (from Maine) started it and sent it to me

I finished it and added it to my collection.

Anne (from Australia) started this and sent it to me.

I finished it and added it to my collection.



Jo (from Michigan) started this and sent it to me.

I finished it and added it to my collection.

Michele (from California) started this and sent it to me.

I finished it and added it to my collection.

Sarah (from Germany) started this and sent it to me.

I finished it and sent it back to her for her collection.

I started this and sent it to Gesine in Germany.

She finished it and added it to her collection.

I started this and sent it to Sue (in Australia)

She finished it and added it to her collection.

Suzanne (from California) started this and sent it to me.

I finished it and added it to my collection.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Blackout Poetry (Some Old Some New)

Here are the latest additions to my Blackout Poetry page. Some are old and some are new.


TOO FAR

The trees shake
The world is weary
The gash of the bullet
Has gone too far

BEHIND THE SHADOWS

A framed photo locked
Their faces together.
The two of them laughing
Behind the shadows.

BATTLES

Like anyone else
I face battles of
human weakness
And faint heart.

MADNESS

Look upon the madness
On the ridge of today. 

KEEPSAKE

The briefest moment;
Different lives.
His voice...
Her heart...
Tears...
And a keepsake.


RED WHITE BLACK AND BLUE

The crowd needs someone,
NOW!
A bright spot on the
Roadmap to teach
The next generation.
PLEASE!

SERVICE

Boys became men.
Their courage paid
for my ordinary life.

DIVINE INTERVENTION

The news came...
My life ceased...
He took over.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Newest Member of the ZiPP Family (Zentangle® inspired Pet Portraits)

Rory
8"x8" Canson Drawing paper, Micron pen, charcoal pencil, graphite
pastels, and white Uniball highlights.

Monday, May 30, 2016

A Memorial for Howie

Howie
Canson drawing paper 8" x 8", Micron pen, charcoal pencil,
pastel pencil, and white Uniball pen. 

HOWIE

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The newest addition to the ZiPPs (Zentangle inspired Pet Portrait) family.

Snickers
8" x 8 " Canson Drawing paper, Micron Pen, graphite, charcoal
pencil, white charcoal pencil and white Uniball pen.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Recent ZiPPs (Zentangle inspired Pet Portraits)

Canson Drawing paper measuring 8" x 8",
Micron pen, pastel pencil, graphite and
white Uniball pen.

Canson Drawing paper measuring 8" x 8",
Micron pen, pastel pencil, graphite and
white Uniball pen.

Canson Drawing paper measuring 8" x 8",
Micron pen, pastel pencil, graphite and
white Uniball pen.

Canson Drawing paper measuring 8" x 8",
Micron pen, pastel pencil, graphite and
white Uniball pen.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

New Art Journal Project

I've signed up for some art journal classes just to spark some creative juices and "fill the well" so to speak.  Here is a link to the classes and a few photos of the projects so far. http://embraceyourart.com/one-badass-art-journal-workshop/
Week #1 Make your own BADASS Art Journal....way cool and so much easier
than I thought. Lesson taught by Kialagivehand.com
  I used poster board, tissue paper technique for color and blown ink.
The papers inside are a combination of many different kinds of paper. I will post my
weekly projects here....so stay tuned...same BADASS TIME same BADASS STATION.

Week #2 lesson by Nicci.CA Battilana
I wanted my first journal entry to reflect how I relate to my art.
And this quote by John Updike says it perfectly.
"What art offers is space...a certain breathing room
for the spirit."
I like to think that the Spirit is both heavenly and human,
 my spirit and the One true Spirit of God working in
tandem to create.
Week# 3 lesson by Nicci Battilana
2 page spread, watercolor background,
scrapbook paper buildings, collage items (dogs and flowers)
Identi pen, and white Uniball pen.

Week # 4  lesson by Cristin
2 page spread, white and black gesso, fabric,
vellum paper, silver card stock, wooden gears,
and metallic copper acrylic. 
Working #5 Lesson by Tiare Smith
2 page spread, white gesso, alcohol ink, plastic wrap technique,
Sakura Identi Pen, watercolor pencil, and grey pastel stick.

Quote...."Life beats down and crushes the soul
and art reminds you that you have one."
~Stella Adler