In the Craft Room 8th March 2014 – The Art of Zentangle – Lesson 2
We are continuing on from last week with this month’s theme, the art of Zentangle®.
The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. and you can learn more at zentangle.com
First, it was show and tell with our homework from last week and the group were chatting that much about it that it was ten minutes before any of them noticed what Jenna had done with all of our first tiles.
The fact that it was on display in the middle of the craft room wall which 2 of the group were facing , well!!!
As you can see our tiles have been mounted and Jenna has framed them with a border made up up of the patterns we have learnt. It really does look good especially now it is in a big black picture frame too , just shows how observant our group are, lol.
Any way back to the homework , and it was good to see that everyone had done it (even if someone only managed it an hour before coming to class)
This week Jenna has decided to show us some more advanced patterns and introduce us to organic ones too
For our first tile we were given Tangle Patterns String 093
And to fill the string Jenna showed us the “step outs” for the following patterns, antidots, fengle, fishnet and nzeppel. (the details and step outs for all the patterns can be found at Tangle Patterns.com
Please ignore my spelling in the above picture, the pattern is called nzeppel. This is also the pattern that we all struggled with, which you will probably able to tell as most of us then tried to use the smallest area to fill it with, big mistake we actually made it more difficult, because as the space was small we tried to draw it small, so we now know for next time that it is a lot easier to go bigger.
Time for a break I think, and this week I decided to use a favourite recipe from the Primrose Bakery book, Raspberry cupcakes with white chocolate butter cream icing. I must admit to having used this book a lot when I first started making cup cakes and have now adapted some of the recipes too.
Homework time again, this time Jenna has given us Tanglepatterns String 092, they just get better,
and then showed us the step outs for the following patterns, aquafleur, mooka, huggins and cubine
No problem, just need a little more practice to get the hang of these I think, good thing we have a week to the next lesson.
Jenna showed us an example of her take on mooka
maybe we will need a lot more practice.
You can see more of Jenna’s art work on her blog, proambathbombs.wordpress.com and all the tangle patterns mentioned, and many more, can be found on tanglepatterns.com . If any one would like to have a go this is a great place to start.
See how we got on with this weeks homework next week
Thank you for reading