Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Zentangle family tree

The Zentangle blog occasionally features a CZT in an on-going series. This time it's ME!!!
So if you want to know a little more about me and my Zentangle journey, and see some of my favorite art pieces, follow this link: https://zentangle.com/blogs/blog/czt-family-tree-margaret-bremner

Possibly the shortest blog post I've ever written! :)

Thursday, November 21, 2019

What to do with a broken bracelet?

I had a thin copper bangle that had an accident and broke, curving in on itself a little. It struck me that it could be bent into a spiral so I got out the pliers and went at it. I quite like the irregularity of it. What a nice, arty shape to work with!

I centered it on an eco-dyed tile (3.5") and traced it. Then I traced four more behind, and added Pearlz, Doodah, and colored pencil shading.
Tangles: Doodah, Pearlz
I'd been playing with Well, Well, Who, but without the 'who' and liked the impression of old, carved, floral ceiling medallions. On another eco-dyed paper (this one 4") I used the spiral as the center of a medallion.
Tangles: Black Pearlz, Crescent Moon, Hollyhock, Printemps
and a hint of MySwing

Experimenting in earnest now. I wanted to try it on a zendala tile. Originally I thought to place eight spirals around but something kept telling me to do six. It's good to listen to your intuition! I discovered that with six, I could nicely join the outside end of one spiral with the inside end of the next. This gave me a single line that spirals in and out and into the next one.

If six combined nicely, what about two?
Tangle in the background: Dreamdex
Maybe on black paper?
Tangles: just Printemps
And here's my last one, the spiral hanging from an Auraknot, eco-dyed paper and copper colored ink.

At some point I may include the actual metal spiral. I'd done something like that before, but with a found metal spiral rather than one I made. You can see it in this post.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

How "Autumn Garden" came to be

Repurposing, sort of.
I had a scarf hanger but the hanger part broke off. I liked the shapes of it and decided to use it as a template. It fit on an Opus tile!
The scarf hanger on the back of an Opus tile, 10.5" square.
I used Inktense and Aquatone pencils to do washes in the various sections:

Then I began the tangling in ink.

Ink drawing completed, copper metallic ink in a few places, colored pencil added, a lot of fine tuning, and it's done.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

InkTober 2019

I didn't do all the InkTober prompts this year, but the ones I did were done in color. I did all the InkTober Tangles in black and white, and wanted something different for the official prompts.

RING
Tangles: Paizel, Sprouts
FREEZE 
Tangles: FassetToo and lots of Auras and triangles
ENCHANTED
Tangles: Black Pearlz, Paisley Boa, Paizel, Pearlz, Thumbprintz
plus a few tiny gems. 
SNOW
Tangle: FassetToo
OVERGROWN
Tangles: Dewd, Dinoflor, Diva Dance, Hollis, Hurly Burly,
Icantoo, Nanalea, Paizel, Pokeleaf, Tipple
ORNAMENT
Tangles: Emingle, Pearlz, Printemps, Skye, Tipple
TREAD
Tire tread marks from the rainbow demolition derby!
Tangle: Ragz
ANCIENT
Tangles: Ginili, Msst, 'Nzeppel
DARK
Tangles: Dewd, Diva Dance, Morse, Sprouts

Friday, November 1, 2019

InkTober tangles, week 4, +3

Here are my tangled tiles this fourth and final week, plus the final three days, of InkTober 2019.

PIXIOZE
One of my own tangles!

BATON

TRIPOLI

RATOON

CRESCENT MOON
With some triangular 'moons' at the center.

WELL, WELL, WHO
I didn't really like the "who" aspect of this tangle
and hadn't tried it until this InkTober.
I left out the "who" part and find I really like it this way!

KUKE

NIK
Here with a blind string of Hollis.

FLORZ
A floor from above, with windows at the sides.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Raffle winners!

Here are the winners of my recent 9th Anniversary Giveaway art raffle!
I will be contacting you soon by e-mail. Congratulations!

1. Emily Classon

2. Pam Kizer

3. Sandy Fitch Corbett

4. Lisa Bowman

5. Lisa

6. Darla Rae Duffy

7. Meredith Copeland Hutton

8. Kathleen Brennan

9. Martha Lorshbaugh

Many thanks to everyone who participated. There were 103 entries and I wish everyone could have won something!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

InkTober tangles, week 3

These are my tangled tiles the third week of InkTober 2019.

TRENTWITH

DREAMDEX

SINDOO

DIVA DANCE

ANTIDOTS

BATUMBER

ABUNDIES