I’m having fun this month revisiting a format I hadn’t worked with in quite some time: the artist trading card (ATC). I used to participate in a lot of swaps and trades for ATCs and, later on, chunky book pages. At one point, it just became too much and I stopped. Now, I create for the joy of it and, if someone wants to trade, I’ll do it when I feel like it. I don’t want it to become an obligation or a burden like it was after a while. I want my art making to be a source … Continue reading Daily ATC in February
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. 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 … Continue reading The last of the zentangle coasters
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 … Continue reading Zentangle Coasters 11 to 20
This is the pile of small journals and notebooks I’m working in these days. I have several more journals that are incomplete and which I plan to fill up this year. And when I say several, I mean at least five or six. The ones in this photo all have different purposes: the one at the bottom is my lettering journal (made from a dollar store composition book) and I’m using it to write quotes in pretty lettering for Kate’s #letteringjanuary challenge; the second one is to keep track of a daily ritual I started in August (1 self portrait … Continue reading Journals
For those who wanted more information about Art Abandonment, you can go to Micheal De Meng’s blog. The idea is simply to create art and abandon the piece for someone else to find and enjoy. This one is a 4″x4″ coaster which has been decorated with waterproof pens and markers. Same little character as the first abandonment. She’s new and hasn’t told me her story yet. Another challenge I’ve decided to take up is to draw every day, using this list. Tammy of Daisy Yellow has inspired me to get started and I will share my drawings one a week … Continue reading Challenges
Hello dear readers! I’m sorry for being gone so long without any explanation. Life got in the way of creating and blogging. Also, there was the wee matter of a break-up. But now I’m back and I’m here to stay… I hope! I haven’t done many things in the past month except work, work and work. I started Nanowrimo and even though I’m still technically participating, I know I won’t have 50,000 words by the end of the month. And I’m ok with it. I’ve been stuck in a rut, creatively speaking, so last weekend, I decided to participate in … Continue reading She’s baack! – La revoilà!
It’s the last day of September and I now have a nice stack of zentangle coasters! I am looking for a good way to seal them so they can be used as real coasters. And if that works, I will put them in my shop. Meanwhile, today’s post is #700 and I thought it would be a good idea to have a little giveaway. So, comment on this post before next Friday and you will have a chance to receive your very own Zentangle coaster as well as an envelope filled with crafty goodness. Good luck and have a nice … Continue reading 30 coasters and 700 posts – 30 sous-verres et 700 articles