Zendala 26 and the first BIG ZIA.

 

Relax!  Oh this template of Erin at ‘the bright owl’ was such a treat for me!  It made me relax.  All the stress the last one gave me just dripped out of me with every stroke.
I am happy I did a second one last week, because it showed me that it can get better if you just try to relax a bit more.  But still that template gave me stress …

We went shopping at the IKEA last week. I haven’t got a clue if that store is known outside Europe.  It’s a rather cheap home design-furniture store.
We bought some closets to put the toys of my son in on his bedroom and candles and a little play kitchen for his birthday in 11 days …
I also wanted to buy a printed flower painting for the living room, but my husband got a bit annoyed…
‘You make such beautiful, original art’, he said.  ‘Why don’t you make a painting yourself?’.  And well he is right off course…
So I bought 3 canvases and started with my first big ZIA.  I’ve made bigger paintings before, but never with the intention to tangle on them.
I started like this:

It is far from finished, but I painted a background and starting tangling on it.  I will share when it’s finished!

I also made a few ATCs!  I really want to have a variety to show my children in class when I go back teaching in January.

I tried different styles, different techniques and traded quite a few already.  Sometimes the cards I think don’t work so well get asked for first….
Here they are:

Waving flowers.  Hand drawn on collage paper with embellishements .

Elevated hand drawn mermaid on deco paper.

Paper collage.

Paper collage, tangled card.

Paper  collage with silver pen.
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8 thoughts on “Zendala 26 and the first BIG ZIA.

  1. Your Zendala is really pretty – love the color, which seems just the right amount. I also like the idea of your zentangle canvas's – I'm going to show these to my husband who loves to paint “large” but seems to be in a slump right now – I bet this motivates him.

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  2. Erg mooi. Ik vind vooral de omcirkeling van je buitenste ovalen erg mooi. Het geheel ziet eruit als een trampoline vanuit boven bezien. Mooi uitwerking van de challenge.

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