Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Catching Up

Wow, I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since I've posted anything.  I've been pouring all of my energy into writing the book and have had none left to do anything else.

For instance, I went to painting class on Monday and managed to paint: green.
It was kind of fun just to paint with no rhyme nor reason, but I'm not sure I had to go to painting class to do it.

I had 2 very successful Zentangle 101 classes and started a Zendala class. I love getting people excited about Zentangle.  I had one lady share that 30+ years ago, as a freshman in college, she had her "teacher" tell her that he would give her a 'B' in the class if she promised to never take another art class!  I am so grateful that she took the chance to come to one of my Zentangle classes because she is now getting back her confidence in art.  What an honor to be a part of that.  It really makes me angry when I hear stories like that. Clearly, the fault was on the teacher not being able to teach, but it totally destroyed her confidence. Can you tell from this mosaic which is done by the "art failure?"
I think they all show wonderful creativity. 

It has been a stressful couple of days, so I really needed to tangle, just to save my sanity.  The Diva challenge this week was to 8s-parte-dos by Jane Eileen. I admit I've tried this one before and didn't have the focus to do it successfully. I had similar difficulty with this one, but covered up most of the poorly drawn lines with extra patterns.  It reminds me of some of the fancy screens we saw in Istanbul.  

Finally, I wanted to share what I did from art class last week. I was in a mood to do something light and fun.  Nothing makes me smile more than our geese, so I painted them.  They are pure white on the outside, but have the most colorful personality that I just had to paint them to show that.  


Hope you all have a very creative next week.

--Cris


12 comments:

  1. You've had a couple people ask about your classes... I know because I was checking for dates myself, but you didn't answer them?

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    1. Krys - I'm sorry. For some reason I never got the questions. Please email me directly: Tangled Up In Art at gmail dot com. Where did you ask? Was it a comment on this blog?

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  2. I like your creation of 8's parte dos AND your geeses :-)

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  3. Wonderful variation of 8´s Parte Dos! Your geese are amazing. Lovely colours!

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  4. Love your tanglations on the tile, and the geese are just wonderful!

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  5. Your tangleations are fantastic and I'm in love with your geese! I hope Sugar is doing better!

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  6. Love what you did with 8S Parte Dos and your painting of the geese is beautiful!

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  7. Wonderful patterns in patterns in ...! I think I have seen something similar in a fabric of the headpieces that are sometimes put on elephants' heads in ceremonies?!

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  8. I like your variations in the 8s. Really nice!

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  9. Your 8s is very beautiful and so are the geese!!!!!

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Your comments brighten my day. Thanks.