For Easter we had the family over for dinner. Because I had so much to do I decided to do a zentangle on the chalkboard that is in our kitchen(sarcasm here….I had plenty to do and this was not the best choice:)). We have this massive old school chalkboard in our kitchen. Can you tell we are both teachers. This was by far the biggest art piece(funny I call it art instead of doodling!) I have crafted. And the first zentangle in chalk.
As I was cleaning out the closet in the Nerd Cave I came across a big old watercolor notepad of mine. This is not watercolor, but I have decided to share these pieces in bits. This one was from college at some point. I don’t declare to be any good at what I do and this piece proves I am not talented, but it does make a statement. Obviously I was going through something at the time with the word “MORE” in bold black and the ? added to the street. I don’t recall my thoughts nor really what year I did this. I am intrigued by what I was expressing. I must have gotten it off my chest as I don’t remember the stage in my life.
While my Hoosiers looked like crap last night I was able to get a zentangle done based on the idea of a cassette tape. I will return to this again as I think I can do better. Only way to improve is to do.
Here is a zentangle I did late last night while the family was asleep. I was in the nerd cave which is really looking nice and organized after two long days of throwing things out. I started off with an idea of an eagle. Not sure if I quite achieved it, but added some color and think it turned out nice. Not bad for only my third one. Practice will make them better. I find this to be very enjoyable and a nice break from the computer which I am obsessed with.
Tonight my zentangle might be based on the idea of a cassette tape. We will see where it goes.
This spring break I am working on trying to organize and declutter my life. This has been an ongoing battle to which I very slowly make progress. I have this closet in the nerd cave loaded with stuff. By loaded I mean the door would not open. I am in the process of organizing and letting go.
In the process I have found my joy of art and photography. The last few days I have tried to get back into things. Now, I suck at art. I am better at photography, but art is not my thing despite enjoying.
So, I have dabbled in Zentangles and using my new Buddha Board.
Here are three examples.
I have ordered new art supplies so when they come in I will try to utilize some new tools that will hopefully help. Once I get my old computer back up and running(I finally got it to power on) I will be using Photoshop to enhance the backgrounds.
Until next time……..