Wednesday, 29 August 2012

some zends and Challenge#84

The challenge this week to do a blind string I'm sure had some of us having a few goes before we did a string suitable enough to tangle! My contribution looks a bit like something underwater I reckon!!

My first attempt at an irregular zendala. I will probably colour it as its asking me to!

This is a bit bigger, and quite regular. I wanted to get some 3D effects going here.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Eat your art out exhibition

A local artist is working to bring tourists to our town. His strategy is to bring food and art together, he calls this 'Eat your art out'. He invited me to be the first to exhibit in a local cafe called "The French Pear". I felt quite privileged as its the best cafe of all! It has a massively long white wall, and a shorter white wall. Plus a back room!!

Down the long wall I have my watercolour paintings...
At the end my largest piece I call "Birds of every other colour". Named after a combined exhibition of art teacher's work 'Every other colour'
Here it is before being framed.
In the centre of the wall my "Big Birds",

To the right of this I have  small pictures from my very first exhibition..naive landscapes and flowers.
Here are some samples

On either side of Big Birds are my two favourites - "Rainbow Birds" and "The Plowman"....

On the short wall are my black and white zentangle works, most of which have already been on the blog of course! 

Then around the corner in the private room are my coloured zendalas...

On the counter I have a stack of cards with prints of the paintings on the front.

Most cafes and restaurants in Drouin now will have an art display, running for two  months. I think it should be a great attraction for tourists as well as for the locals.

Now back to create some zentangle challenges!!

Saturday, 11 August 2012


This week's challenge is to create a zentangle using the tangle "braid". I thought I would do a variety of them and filled the spaces with "Rick's paradox". It seemed to be missing something so I coloured it with Prismacolours Verithin pencils. It looked happier then.

A recent simple zendala.