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.
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!