Latest Experiments

I know: I’ve been MIA for a little while – I know.

Other stuff (good stuff) has taken over my life these past few weeks and, although I have still been drawing, it has been much more of a release valve for stress and surplus adrenaline than anything else… So I wouldn’t be all that keen to display what I’ve been doing over that time, as it’s not hugely exciting or inspiring – or beautiful for that matter.

I know the point of Zentangle is as much to be a vehicle for inner peace and well being, as it is to create beautiful art which will
inspire and touch others. Still – sometimes there is a need for an introvert to protect her private space….and for a while, it has been such a time as that.

However – more recently my creative juices have been flowing way more freely, inspired by two completely different muses – and I now really feel the need to show on here what I’ve been experimenting with.

First, a friend of mine encouraged me to buy a canvas and get painting.
Well – WOW….!!
I’d never really painted properly before – and so the thought of it both scared me and thrilled me beyond words.

Anyway, here it is, my first painted canvas:

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I absolutely loved every second of working on this; needless to say I’ll be painting more!!

Experimenting with paint then led me to get more creative with my use of colour when I am drawing ZIA. Like painting a watercolour background on paper before then drawing onto that:

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Finally, another source of inspiration has been Helen and her new stringy drawings…. Totally in love with this!!! It’s messy, random, and does me so much good…

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Addicted, much.
If you want to instructions on how to get started with strings, Helen’s step-out is perfect.

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One thought on “Latest Experiments

  1. I can understand you so well! I feel just the same, too!
    Your canvas painting is wonderful. It´s full of movement and pure zest for life! You Zia and stringy drawing are beautiful, too. Thanks for sharing Helen´s step out. I´ll try it.

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