Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Whatever you like to call this color.
I really love this one particular zentangle, Mooka, that i used around the edges...but i alter it a bit from the official way of doing it. I think it was created by Maria, the founder of zentangles, who called it her "go to tangle". It is named after Alphonse Mucha, who's art i have always loved. It looks so like art nouveau when you use a lot of it. I was staring at my mandala wall at work, as i tend to do too often, drifting off into a vegetative state now and then.... And i realized i put this tangle into almost half my mandalas. I can almost not help myself from using it.
Ideas ideas ideas, floating around my head just like circles on my wall.
Then i used the same color and tangle again for hair....
A woman that i work with said they remind her of the spirograph toy she had as a kid, and i had been thinking the same thing myself days before. If i still had one, drawing the basic mandala shape would be so much easier.. I loved my Spirograph. I also loved kaleidoscopes of all kinds, i still do. So I guess my art hasn't changed so very much after all these years.
Friday, February 1, 2013
it's the only one on my list that is written for young adults. We have a table at work, called our lawn sale table, where people bring in what they don't want and we buy each other's junk, cheap. so i picked this up one day and bought it for 50 cents because i liked the sketches they used to illustrate it, plus I always love a book about time travel, even if it's for kids. The sketches are meant to be from the journals of the manor's previous owner, and i have always loved this style of art. And who doesn't love sneaking a peek at someone else's sketchbook?
So I did like the book, it is was it is supposed to be, an adventure book for young adults. It was a fun quick read, and it leads up to what will be a series of time travel adventures for a brother and sister and their friend. There's secrets codes, hidden passageways and of course there's an evil villainess, we don't see much of her yet but will in the next book I am sure. If i had time i might keep reading them but probably not as i have soooo many other books i want to read.
so that was the "review" and here's the art inspired by the book. Well more inspired by the art in the book. I tried to keep my mandalas mixed with falling ladies loose and airy like a botanical, i left the pencil lines like a journal sketch, i felt a bit art nouveauish like i promised last week... and i am happy with the result...
Sunday, January 27, 2013
So i am behind, as others have already posted there first review of their book and art to go along with it on friday, but here 's my stack of 12 books i plan to read. I just picked 12 off my shelf that i hadn't read yet.... So by friday i will have finished the one i started last week, a short one, and have a post on it.
Here's the link to the club...
Friday, January 25, 2013
As for the lady, i like the mandala medallion behind her, but she looks too much like the magazine model i looked at, the pose is too "fashion"... next week the ladies are lighter, looser, less dramatic more art nouveau and botanical mixed... bet you can't wait to see.
oh, and i do still plan on redoing my blog but i have been working on etsy first... go here for my store and here for my new "about" page where you can actually see me. I tend to hide from view but i am there if you have had a need to know what i look like..."see" you all next week!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
"share the joy thursday" comes right after our weekly "we made it half way, and there's nothing to worry about, wednesday night", which invloves...
Sweet walter red
Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Aretha and King Harvest's 'Dancin in the moonlight' on pandora radio on the ipad
and not much else.....