Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Zen-ful houses

As you probably know I'm quite partial to houses and other buildings as subject matter. When I saw Eni Oken's "Zenful houses" I was charmed and wanted to know more. I received her video lesson and accompanying notes and just had to try.

Here's one I tried before I had Eni's instructions, just looking at some of her examples. There are things I like, but I felt it wasn't quite 'right'.

Eni uses 4" tiles and I had some Bristol vellum paper that size so I used those. These are my next two efforts, having watched her video class. I'm happier with these.


Parts of this technique are rather graphic-design-y. Not that I mind; I tend to lean in that direction but have never had any training in that area. I learned a few things!

I also did a page in my Tangle-a-Day calendar.

If you're interested in investigating this yourself, Eni's lesson is available here.

7 comments:

  1. Margaret, these are amazing, as usual you added your unique flavor to the Zen-ful houses, thank you so much for taking my lesson for a spin and posting these beautiful pieces!

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  2. Your zentangle houses are great. Especially love the page you did with your calendar. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

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  4. I love these. That calendar page is awesome. This course is on my waiting list. Waiting for time. You are insiring me to move it up the list!!!

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  5. Great article..I am looking so forward to your blogcomment and
    I love your page on your post.. That is so pretty..
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  6. Wow Margaret- how beautiful your little cities are... I love them so much.
    This is a motivation to me to have a look at Eni's lesson someday!
    But- I love also your first tile (before You watched the video) - it is unique !!

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