Thursday, March 3, 2011

AlphabeThursday - Up and Across

Here's a tangle I drew for my U letter this week, called "Up and Across" by Suzanne McNeill.  At first, I didn't think it was going to turn out to my liking, but after I finished drawing, I was pleased with it.  I don't illustrate well, so it's nice to be able to lay out a design within a box.  The founders of Zentangles, Maria and Rick, explain Zentangle characteristics on their website.  Here's something they say about abstract: "... It does not need to look like anything else and has no up or down."

I usually get a couple of pages ready for myself ahead of time in my art journal (it's a used book called The Story Teller, a book of fair tales).  This page is covered with gesso and had a whole cut into it, so I just incorporated the hole in the design.  Something a little different, especially with blue ink.  It took me a few hours to complete the design -  I worked on it in front of the television, keeping DH company.  He watches the news, I listen...


Don't miss other students of Ms. Matlock's class -
you can find them at Alphabe-Thursday   {:-D

13 comments:

CremeMagnolia said...

I think your "tangled" is really quite pleasing to the eye. Thanks for sharing.

fredamans said...

Interesting perspective.

La said...

Very nice design.

gabe said...

its cool how you took what was already there and so seamlessly incorporated it into your tangle!

Sue said...

I like this, too!

=)

Judie said...

I am really fascinated by the process!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Brilliant!

lovely design..

Kathleen said...

Interesting! I like the hole in the paper.

BeadedTail said...

I like the design you came up with! I wouldn't even have known how to begin especially with the hole in it but you did a great job. I probably would have just done "peek a boo, I see U" because of the hole. Get it? LOL

Jen said...

Free expression...i like that. Very cool!

Wanda Metcalf said...

Cleaver idea to make a drawing for the letter U! Well done friend.

Blogging Loulasway said...

Clever in deed...thank you for sharing this and also including the links to the sites that went on to further explain the process.. Zentangles I love it!!

Jenny said...

My nephew does this!

I was at my sisters a few days ago and her son had left some artwork on his desk and it was so similar!

I felt all cool after having seen it on your blog aready!

Thanks for a great link this week.

I love your talent!

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