Saturday, December 31, 2016


ZIA, stands for Zentangle® Inspired Art.  I'm thinking this might be a new category, Zentangle Inspired Practical Art.  But then after rearranging the letters, I'm thinking Practical Idea Zentangle Art or PIZA has a tastier ring to it!  What do you think?

My calendar was inspired by a pin using W2.  (I believe you need to have Pinterest to see the link). My calendar is in my bullet journal.  I use it as a journal, calendar, notebook and also practice new tangles or sketch out card ideas. The great thing about a bullet journal is that you use it how it best suits your needs and you can continually change it to do so.  If you're interested in bullet journaling, check this out.  I used Cadent for my calendar, but you could give a try to any grid based tangle.  For more Cadent inspiration, check out Margaret Bremner's Cadent, and then some post which inspired my previous post.  
I hope you have a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Maryhill, freeform, triangulated

Still playing with Maryhill.
Initial string (in ink) on an ATC.
Adding in Maryhill.  This time what's new is breaking that bottom section into lines going to two different areas. 
After filling in black areas including highlights created by contour lines.  Then I added some further enhancement with Triangulation.  I rather liked this, but was stuck where to go next.  My husband suggested just keep adding lines filling up the whole area.  
So, that's what I did, using a Graphik Line Maker (graphite color).
And below, some additional triangulation with the gray pen, shading with pencil and Fabrico gray marker.
Wishing you a good week...