Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Zentangles Large and Small!

I’ve been busy making some ATCs for my belated entry into the WOYWW special 3rd anniversary ATC swap. Also, we have a craft exhibition coming up soon at our church, and I am making some cards for that, and hoping also to exhibit (and possibly sell) some of my zentangle art.

My latest large piece (10 x 8 in) is of poppies, coloured with my Inktense pencils.

Not so much zentangle about this one – just a few patterns on the leaves and stems.

For the cards, I have returned to a more traditional zentangle approach, taking a 3 x 3 in. square and filling an abstract shape with pattern. So far I have done six of these, and I shall be using prints for the cards, rather than the original drawings. Some of these suggest a particular theme or idea, such as this one, entitled “Leaf”;

and this one, entitled “Heart.”

The remaining four are abstract.

To these I shall add the six zentangles I did a while back, on the same 3 x 3 in. squares.

I have also done a couple of 3 x 3s with colour – I shall be doing more of these in the coming days.

More poppies:

and a yellow fish:

I really like this marine theme – there is so much beauty and diversity under the ocean surface and I want to draw it all!!

Now for my ATCs. The marine theme is continued in some of these.

The next one may not be strictly marine, but it suggests a wave to me.

This one looks a bit like a purse to me:

and the final one is pure abstract.

Edited: Forgot to put the poppies ATC in!!

I may make up cards with prints of some of these ATCs too.

This is definitely a work in progress – I have soooo many ideas for more! – so watch this space!

16 comments:

  1. Wow! Really creative!!! Go, you!

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  2. Great art there Shoshi - BJ#8

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  3. WOW . . . these are are all amazing. I'm sure I said this before . . . but they really are incredibly detailed.

    Happy WOYWW

    Hugs, Sarn #4

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  4. Speechless in Northumberland!

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  5. So many, many days your blog makes me say "oh my gosh - how does she have time to get all that done, much less the talent!" Amazing works of art, Shoshi!

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  6. These are stunning hun, so loving the flower ones..

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  7. WOWOWOWOWOW how beautiful your drawings are! Really sorry I missed the ATC trade!
    Thanks for the peek!
    Kemma
    mykemmacards.blogspot.com
    #153 on this week's WOYWW

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  8. I love the subtle zentangling in the poppy picture. Those colors are indeed intense. I agree that the marine life leans itself to zentangles very well. I love the seahorse one!

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  9. Hi Shoshi. Your zentangles are lovely as always.
    As you are a follower of my blog I have stopped by to tell you that today I was upset to find that my blog has been removed by blogger.As a visitor you will have seen that there is nothing on my blog to cause offence so it must be in error I have appealed so I will have to wait and see what happens.
    I will continue to drop by and follow what you are doing.

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    1. Hi Fuzzie - I'm replying on here just in case you pop back and see it. Devastating about your blog - of course there's nothing offensive on there! I had a problem like that not long ago - my whole google account was blocked, so my blog disappeared, and Google+, and my Youtube account! I complained and got it back OK - I can't remember the details now but I may have written something about it on here. I do hope you get it back soon - if it's down permanently, it will be a very sad loss for Blogland!! I'll keep trying, and hope to find you alive and well in Blogland soon!

      Glad you like the zentangles.

      Shoshi

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  10. Hi Shoshi! My you have been busy, some beautiful cards and ATCs there. You are so good at those zentangley ones! Happy WOYWW Cindy #39

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  11. Shoshi, these are really good.Thanks for posting.
    Judy#22

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  12. Totally stunning as always, Shoshi! You are a very remarkable person!!

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  13. I have so enjoyed browsing through these. They are really beautiful. I've dabbled in zentangle for ages and even branched off into "just doodling" but I really like your coloured ones. Never heard of Inktense so will go look them up!

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  14. Hi there, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  15. beautiful, i started wanting to tell you how i especially liked the first, bold red poppy. but as i scanned down i fell in love with the sea animals. love the way you combine the zentangle with more free hand drawing.

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