Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sandy Bartholomew's new tangle cards

Well known author, Sandy Bartholomew, was in Providence while her son joined the CZT ranks.  It was a wonderful pleasure to sit with her, Bette Abdu, and Amy Brody (and me left to right). 

I was also excited to see Sandy's new Tangle Cards that will be available in September!

Here is a look at the inside of the purple box!  Way cool!
and of the back of the cards
I think my daughter and I will be fighting over these in no time flat!! 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Providence Museum of Art & RISD

I took off this morning to the Rhode Island School of Design to check out their art supply store.  Oh boy.  I spent an hour wandering around and came out with new pens, paper, and bleeding tissue paper.  Then I went over to the Rhode Island Museum of Art. 

Lots of amazing things to see and it wasn't very busy, so I could take my time to read all the info about the scupltures and paintings.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Picasso "Seated Woman with a Book" 1910

Toots Zynsky "Lucente" 2001 (Glass- filet de verre)

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld "Zig Zag Chair" 1941

The lion's mane looked like Munchin to me!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Zentangle Seminar 11

I'm hanging out in Providence, RI while my mom attends the latest CZT Seminar.  I've already walked around to do some shopping and found Jerry's Artarama! I wanted to post some images from one of Maria's pattern inspiration book.  So awesome!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Hammered Flowers on Tiles

I picked up a cool effect from my friend and fellow CZT Leslie Coren.   She explained how to hammer flowers into paper.  You take the blossom and place it face down on your tile.  Then place a paper towel over it and hammer it several times.  The color from the flower will transfer to the tile and then you scrape the remaining flower part off the paper.  Below is an example of some flowers I hammered and then how I tangled the tile around the violets.  Forget-me-nots did not work so well (that's what the big brown blog was from), but the violets work great!  Try it and post some images of what you are able to do!!