Spectacular Spider ZIA

Stanley SPider ZIA 6-30-14Stanley the fuzzy jumping Spider ZIA

A bit of attractive fuzzy tropical jumping spider surrounded with Zen Tangled giggle-ee-ness…Found the original spider picture in a tropical jumping spider Google search… Created on 11X14 Paris pen and ink paper using Faber Castell Pitt pens, Pigma Micron Pens followed by Sakura Moonlight gel, Atyou Spica Glitter pens and Staedtler Triplus for the many little colored hairs on his fuzzy wuzzy little body… no idea if He is really a he… in really life his eyes (all of them) are quite lovely, dark blue glitter ink over the black… Finished him with great flourish June 30th 2014

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Rather productive long weekend!

house quilt detail house quilt

Of course forgot to take a good picture of the quilt I finished on Friday… here’s a craptacular one via phone camera. Dare say it is indeed nice to sleep under a nice new quilt, although weird as it seems Shamus doesn’t seem to like it. He will only sleep on the old ones. It’s about twin sized, just right for one. Houses were hand paper pieced… rainbow happiness backed with peace symbols on white.

500 Magic Mushrooms ZIA

Onto the drawing front, I finished Magic Mushrooms on a Walk About, not totally ZIA but with a dash. This will be a birthday present for Jazmin once I get it framed. Created on 11X14 Paris paper using Faber Castell Pitt & Pigma Micron pens followed by Sakura Moonlight gel, Atyou Spica glitter and Staedtler Triplus for the chaotic color. There are moments of gel pens, glitter pens and assorted other gooey deals that pooped in such a way that some designs changed dramatically after adding color… but I think the point get across quite nicely. Finished June 21st 2014

500 Page 1

Now when not making a massive some thing or other I’m working on filling a Pentalic Illustrators Sketchbook, 8X5…192 pages…my goal is to draw on every page… have an entire book filled as I have never really used up an entire tablet of anything. Page one… Zia of no name other than page one using Faber Castell Pitt & Pigma Micron pens followed by Sakura Moonlight gel. Still don’t fully trust the paper so I draw with a baggie or other paper between pages. Completed June 17th 2014

500 Find Perfection ZIA

Page 2 better known as Find Perfection I messed about with the Spiral maker Jim got for me on a whim. One turned out perfect… 2 more not so much before I gave up and tangled all over it in hopes of making it adequate enough to leave in the book. Completed June 21st 2014

500 Urban Sprawl ZIA

Page 3 a.k.a. Urban Sprawl… made during yet another rainy day and television viewing sucked so I used mostly .005 Pigma Micron pens for the itty bitty detail and Atyou Spica Glitter pens for the color. June 22nd 2014

500 Page 4 Bithas tired eye

Page 4 otherwise known as Bitha’s Tired Eye ZIA. I love drawing eyes, just one at a time not actually attached to a recognizable face. This is one Tab’s green eyed moments, I will make a hazel Tab/Oliver version eventually. I also have on the list a Jazmin Blue/grey eye, a Jim see through scary icy blue eye, a Nat/Olivia Brown eye. Perhaps one day a lovely Liz Taylor Lavender eye just because I can. This eye was mostly .005 pens for that itty bitty detail and Staedtler Triplus for the shades of eye…look away from the same shade of green oops…OY… Completed June 22nd 2014

Tangling during the constant rain

Rosalita J Stonefish ZIA…

Rockfish ZIA 6-15-14

J for Juniper…her parents were hippies and had already used Clouds, Happiness and Rainbow for their other spawn… I am so in love with this one… I thinks it’s her colors and skinny liver lips. She was created on 11X14 Paris paper using Faber Castell Pitt & Pigma Micron pens followed by Sakura Moonlight gel, Atyou Spica glitter and Staedtler Triplus for the chaotic color. There are moments of gel pens, glitter pens and assorted other gooey deals that pooped in such a way that some designs changed dramatically after adding color… but her unblinking eye and sharp teeth still get the point across. Started her a few days back and finished her June 15th 2014

Plastic giggleetude 6-15-14

My shelf of eccentric plastic doogies and assorted other old stuff none of which actually goes together but is wicked fabulous none the less. June 15th 2014

Trailer poppy 6-15-14

The trailer poppy…only poppy plant that survived the move from Watertown… Massively Orange! June 15th 2014

a coupe cool ZIAs this weekend

Calm Blue Ocean ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art)…
Calm Blue Ocean ZIA 6-8-14
Complete with a toothy eel, an azure snail, flowery urchins and a flock of jelly fish heads…these many shades of blue were created on 11X14 Paris paper using Faber Castell Pitt & Pigma Micron pens followed by Sakura Moonlight gel, Atyou Spica glitter and Staedtler Triplus for the blue moment. The gel pens added a nice dimensional shine you can feel. Can you feel it?! Cha…didn’t think so… Completed June 8th 2014

Damp Raven ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art)…

Damp Raven ZIA 6-8-14

He was created on 11X14 Paris paper using Faber Castell Pitt & Pigma Micron pens followed by Sakura Moonlight gel, Atyou Spica glitter and Staedtler Triplus for the chaotic color. The gel pens added a nice dimensional shine in his eye. He will be getting framed and live with my painted crow and fabulous birthday bug from Tab. Started and finished on June 8th 2014. He went pretty quick…

moments in ZIA

Zombie Cuttlefish ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art)

Zombie Cuttlefish ZIA 5-24-14

Zombie because Oliver thought with his (yup it’s a he) legs all up in the air like that you can almost hear the dead groans… >braaaaaaaaaaaaaains< if you will. So I colored his eyes a dear chartreuse and lavender… No idea if lavender is a very dead color…but it went nicely with the limey green. He was created on 11X14 Paris paper using Faber Castell Pitt & Pigma Micron pens followed by Sakura Moonlight gel, Atyou Spica glitter and Staedtler Triplus for the occasional color. The gel pens added a nice tactile dimension that I couldn’t quite capture on film. Dare say I am SO enjoying using this big paper, and no bleed through…fabulous! Finished May 24th 2014

Not a Shamus schnauzer ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art)

Not Shamus ZIA 5-26-14

though it would have been lovely to actually accomplish a Shamus…sadly this does not look like him. For one you can see his eyes…and his beard is lily white… totally not our ragamuffin pup! He was created on 11X14 Paris paper using Faber Castell Pitt & Pigma Micron pens followed by Sakura Moonlight gel, Atyou Spica glitter and Staedtler Triplus for the occasional color. The gel pens added a nice dimensional shine in his eyes and nose you can feel. Can you feel it?!? Finished May 26th 2014

Space Man Monkey Toes Falls ZIA

Space Man Monkey Toes Falls ZIA 6-1-14

…only accessible via Crooked Mac-a-Roni Sidewalk (see odd acrylic painting from ages ago) the falls seem a bit thick…probably not much splashing…more like blobby flopping of gregarious globules… This was quite the nice practice of color and shading…I guess… was created on 11X14 Paris paper using Faber Castell Pitt & Pigma Micron pens followed by Sakura Moonlight gel, Atyou Spica glitter and Staedtler Triplus for the occasional color. The gel pens added a nice shine to the toe like water blobs…really can’t catch the 3-d-ness on film…more of a tactile thing…with clean hands of course! Finished June 1st 2014

ZIA moon

ZIA Moon complete may 18th 2014

ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) Moon complete…I guess…No…totally done…I mean it! UGH…

He (I started trying to make a female moon but somehow he turned quite male) was created on 11X14 Paris paper using Faber Castell Pitt & Pigma Micron pens followed by Sakura Moonlight gel, Atyou Spica glitter and Staedtler Triplus for the occasional color.  The gel pens added a nice dimension that I couldn’t quite capture on film. I tidied the photo up on Gimp to make the negative space a bit whiter but left the rest of the moon alone (thus the greyish tint) photo with no flash so well…yup…he’s done now on to my cuttlefish! May 19th 2014

Silently Smiling Sunshine complete 5-12-14

Silently Smiling Sunshine completed… Glibby Glop Gloopy Nibby Nobby Nooby La La La Lo Lo. He was created on 11X14 Paris Paper using Faber Castell Pitt & Pigma Micron pens. He will remain black and white…if I ever get a whim for color I will more than likely be doing that with Gimp 2 so the original will remain fabulously black and white…moving onto the sun’s close personal friend the moon! May 12th 2014

parking garage stairs 5-11-14

stairway in the parking garage of the Walker Art Center…unfortunately on of the very things I found interesting here…Went to the Walker Art center with Tabbi Cat. Interesting ride via St. Paul, no one injured…but I think I’m just not hip enough for modern art…perhaps if I could look past the what was used and quit trying to figure out the why I would see the grand adventure of the creativity…2 words…broken glass…LOTS of it…still rather confused although the wall of assorted scarves and the multitude of artificial flowers torn apart and sewn together still makes me think maybe I’m trying too hard…since when is Escher and Dhali too old to be modern?

markers

WoooooOOOOOooooo new markers & a WTF eraser…Thanks Tab! Time to make something almost recognizable…totally not museum worthy..

pens

WoooOOOooo found a photo box just right for all my pens & markers…weeeee almost as fun as back to school shopping hold the bullies and algebra…

lets just say I am easily entertained…

Sunshiny day of Zen

Sunshine Tangle WIP 5-8-14

 

Silently Smiling Sunshine day 2…by the light(s) of a reptile tank…I think his eyes came out great although I never knew the sun suffered from heterotropia, bummer. He is being created on 11X14 Paris Paper using Faber Castell Pitt & Pigma Micron pens…haven’t decided if I will color him in by hand or make a copy when he’s done and color that one OR digitally color him…I do so like the clean look of the black and the white…I’m so neither here nor there most of the time… I will have to take the final photo with white light…the hint of red and green is festive but just not the black and white that he will be. April 8th 2014

Sun Shiny Tangle WIP

Sunshine Tangle WIP 5-6-14

Glibby Glop Gloopy Nibby Nobby Nooby La La La Lo Lo…Silently Smiling Sunshine Work in progress…
The paper is actually quite white…I took the photo without flash using the lighting from Green Wilmer’s (Water Dragon) tank…he has one red bulb and one green…very festive.
When I get my book published (eh hem…cough…slight sarcasm) this will be the end papers as well as S is for… He may take a while as in my mind’s eye he will be quite intricate and busy…and in full fabulous color since I have an assortment of markers now…
Look forward to getting home just for a bit of Zen! April 6th 2014
Oh and straight lines are totally not my forte’…just sayin’

Weekend Zen

color wiggle tangle

Wiggle colorful curl Zen with atyou Spica pigment glitter pens…eeeeee fabulous! Love the wiggle-ee-ness of this one…tidied it up on Gimp after scanning it…of course scanner added horrid booger colored stripes on it…UGH…guess I’ll photograph my future tangles!
May 3rd 2014

Family Hands 1 completed 5-3-14

The Family Hands (1) is complete…This has my hand, my mom’s, Jim’s and Jazmin’s…I know which is which…11X14 Paris Paper using Faber Castell Pitt & Pigma Micron pens over 5 days….love it! Onto the next Zen adventure… May 3rd 2014

puzzle piece jpeg_0001

Autism Awareness every day puzzle piece Zen…Used Faber Castell Pitt pens, Spica Glitter pens and Triplus Fineliner Pens. Will have to invest in some color brush pens for larger areas… Tidies this up on Gimp after the scanner left stripes where stripes don’t belong.
April 4th 2014

tab dragon framed 5-3-14

Tabitha’s fabulous Zen Dragon all framed and ready to hang…looking nifty! April 4th 2014