I was feeling the urge to Zentangle again. This time I thought it would be fun to do a pair of shoes.
After hitting all the shoe stores around my neighborhood, and not finding a nice cheap pair of white canvas tennies, I decided to check my closet. It figures, there they were. Almost brand new and in my size!
I think, when I do my next pair, I will do smaller patterns. These may have come out this way because I used a fabric marker with a brush tip. It’s all I could find at the store at the time.
Something about white canvas shoes…so clean…begging for a chance to be a work of art! – T
I’ve been wanting to Zentangle all over a shirt for quite sometime now. Finally the planets were aligned and I got all the stuff together. New t-shirts, fabric markers, designs and most important of all… time.
Woo Hoo! I could get started. I knew what patterns I wanted, sort of. I was just kinda clueless of what the overall design was going to be. I went with this…
I just drew some wavy lines and filled in the spaces with Zentangle patterns. It took me about 3 days to do. This is an adult medium t-shirt. No one in my family wears a medium. At first I thought it was going to be for my youngest son. Only I had run out of masculine zens. So I filled in a bunch of the spaces with softer swirlier patterns and figured I would plan out another shirt with a more macho design for him. – T
This is one of the pendants that I made with the 6 canes that the SDPCG members put together. I like how it came out. It is definitely one of a kind. I might get a pair of matching earring, but that is all. It gives me a little bit the impression of a pomegranate for some reason. One thing I learned is that it is a good idea to make the initial canes with larger contrasting areas, because they become very small when combined in this manner. So you get lots of miniature patterns. I want to do more black and white, but I have some quite colorful canes started on my workspace today! -K
Speaking again of Zentagle canes.
I have been using my cane section to make several pendants.
Sorry my photography is not the best. I think I might have to get my eye checked.
It is a bit of luck to get a good shot recently…
There are lots of swirls going on. I need to figure out how I really want to string them.
I am thinking of maybe using some wire especially on the first one. It is always an adventure. -K
Here are a few more things that I have made using the Zentangle cane. A few of them are made using just my section of the cane so you don’t have all the details. It is such a fun art form. I am hooked now I went out and picked up some new pens and a pad so that I can do Zentangle on the plane on the way to go see my daughter. It is supposed to help you meditate and that will help if we have any bad weather. I hope you like what you see. You might get hooked too if you try it in clay or with a pen! Have fun! -K
Here is the business card holder I made using my part of the cane from the group effort of the zentangle cane I showed a week or so ago. I have been having a bunch of fun making all kind of different things with the cane. Here you can see I just used two slices of the cane and matched them. It is applied to a metal card case. I haven’t decided whether to keep it for myself or give it away…. Hmmmm? -K