The last of the zentangle coasters

Zentangle Coasters 21 to 31

Here is my last set of Zentangle Coasters. I have to tell you, it was getting to be quite a challenge towards the end, deciding which “tangles” to draw and how to place them on the tile. I’m glad I’m done with them… for now. The photo below shows two stacks: on the left, the ones from September 2011; on the right, the ones from January 2016.

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I decided that my daily art for February will be ATCs: artist trading cards. I’ll be posting them daily on Facebook and Instagram with a weekly update on here. And yes, they will all be available to trade, if anyone is interested…

Zentangle Coasters 11 to 20

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My collection of Zentangle coasters is coming along nicely. I seem to be playing more with the shading now, to add dimension. There are days when I just don’t know what to doodle anymore but I keep doing it anyway. In this batch, I did one of the coaster with a metallic gel pen so it doesn’t have many fine lines and it looks a bit different. Can you spot it?

I haven’t decided yet what my daily art project will be for February. I’m open to suggestions if you have them. Keep in mind that I don’t knit or crochet…

Have a nice week!

 

New Zentangle Coasters

Over the past few months, I’ve noticed that my Zentangle Coasters have been some of my most popular blog posts and have been pinned often on Pinterest. So when I decided to do a daily project for January and I found a pile of 31 (no more, no less) blank coasters, I decided to continue my collection. I still have all the ones done in 2011 and my plan is to put them on my living room table which I will then cover with a piece of glass. In the meantime, here are the first ten coasters:

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Last week, I also made myself a new mousepad from craft foam and a piece of stiff fabric (I think it used to be self-adhesive and was sold for scrapbooking.) Isn’t it cute?

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So far, this month, I’ve done my daily coasters and some daily lettering as well, which I’ll show you later this week, I hope. But I haven’t done much art journaling. My job requires a lot of energy and at the end of the day, there’s not much left for anything else. Still, I think I’m doing quite well, all things considered…

Art on!

News from the artist’s den

just be

Almost 4 months since I last wrote… So much for getting back to the blogging habit…

I have no excuse, as always.

The school year ends in less than 2 months and let me tell you, I’m really looking forward to my summer vacation! Not that I have anything planned. And not that I don’t like my job. Because I do. Love my job, that is. But it has been a trying year at work.

Art wise, I’ve been creating in small bursts. My mother and I attend an art journaling club every month (except for this month) where we make a double-page spread with that month’s technique or supplies. It’s fun to be surrounded by like-minded artists.

Today’s photo is from my “doodle” journal. Following Joanne Sharpe’s book, I doodled and coloured a positive message to myself. There will be more for sure.

I also wanted to let you know that Hanna is celebrating her 10th year of blogging so hop on over to send her happy thoughts!

On that note, I’m wishing you a lovely week.

Zentangle coasters – Sous-verres zentangles

September has been such a busy month for me that I haven’t been able to actually do one coaster per day. Some days, I did none while other days I made two or three. I’m still a little behind for this week but I will complete the last of my coasters before the weekend, that’s for sure. My mother has been doing really well with this project and I am so proud of her for keeping it up.

Le mois de Septembre a été bien rempli pour moi et je n’ai pas été capable de faire un sous-verre par jour. Certains jours, je n’en ai pas fait alors que d’autres jours, j’en ai fait deux ou trois. Je suis encore un peu en retard cette semaine mais je vais compléter les derniers sous-verres avant la fin de semaine, c’est certain. Ma mère se débrouille bien avec ce projet et je suis fière d’elle pour avoir continué tout au long du mois.


Pink Zentangle – Zentangle Rose

After yesterday’s blue zentangle, here is a pink one. I love doing the colored shading. It really completes the drawing.

A bit of a blog announcement: I have decided to change my blogging habits so that I can find some balance in all aspects of my life. Since I don’t want to stop blogging completely, and instead of taking a break, as of next week, I will blog 3 days per week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Maybe an occasional post on other days if I have something really special or important to share right then and there. Hopefully, this will mean posts with more content, better photography and possibly some tutorials… Time will tell!

Pour faire suite au zentangle bleu d’hier, en voici un rose. J’aime faire l’ombrage colorée. Ça complète vraiment le dessin.

Une petite nouvelle pour le blog: j’ai décidé de changer mes habitudes de blogage pour pouvoir trouver l’équilibre dans tous les aspects de ma vie. Comme je ne veux pas arrêter de bloguer complètement. et plutôt que de prendre une pause, dès la semaine prochaine, je bloguerai 3 jours par semaine: Lundi, Mercredi et Vendredi. Et peut-être un article occasionnel les autres jours si j’ai quelques chose de vraiment spécial ou important à partager sur le moment. Avec un peu de chance, ceci amènera des articles avec plus de contenu, de meilleures photographies et possiblement des tutoriels… Le temps nous le dira!

Blue Zentangle – Zentangle Bleu

I really enjoyed writing my little notes for yesterday’s blog post so I think I might do it again, once in a while. It makes the whole thing feel that much more personal, don’t you think? Today, I kept it simple with one of my coasters but this time, I decided to use a blue fine point felt pen and blue pencil for shading. I like it and will do more coasters in different colours.

J’ai beaucoup aimé écrire mes petites notes pour l’article de blogue d’hier alors je pense le refaire une fois de temps en temps. Ça rend le tout un peu plus personnel, vous ne trouvez pas? Aujourd’hui, j’ai gardé ça simple avec un de mes sous-verres mais cette fois-ci, j’ai décidé de prendre un feutre bleu à pointe fine et un crayon bleu pour l’ombrage. J’aime beaucoup et je pense faire plus de sous-verres en différentes couleurs.

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