Monday, 24 September 2012

All About Zentangles, Online Course

Hi Folks, sorry it's been a little while since my last post. If you follow my main blog, you will have see that I have been gadding about all over the place. Unfortunately, I am due to set off again at the end of the week for another round of travels, but then hopefully, I will be home again for a bit.

I have recently started the All About Zentangles class run by Marie Browning for MCC. I like their classes, they are reasonably priced, easy to access, and available 24 hours a day, so you can dip into them whenever you have the time. I actually have three on the go at the moment! I am a glutton for punishment with my busy schedule, but I am enjoying the variety of them all.

Marie's class is great, starting at the beginning, and it is so inspirational. I have her book, 'Time to Tangle with Colors', which is amazing, so I knew that I had to take this class. The artwork that is being posted by the other students is fabulous as well, a real treat.

Anyway, this first week, we were encouraged to draw a tile with a basic string, and some tangles within the string, incorporating some shading. Here is my tile:
Now, I had never drawn Nekton before, and I made a mistake at the start. I had been really happy with how the rest of the tile had gone, so I decided to just finish the tile with the error in place. I can live with it.

My second tile is dealing with drawing within shapes, using circles. I just drew around whatever craft supplies I had sitting on my desk. I then used some of my favourite tangles to fill the spaces; Cadent, Keeko, Nzeppel, Knightsbridge and Yincut.
My last sample for today uses linking hearts to tangle. I used a couple of Paper Artsy die cuts to draw around, then drew the smallest heart freehand. This design took ages, as I take forever to choose my patterns. I need to be a bit less selective I think!

I am really looking forward to the next lesson of the class, to see what Marie has in store for us this week.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx