Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hillary and the 3 Cs

I'm just finishing up the latest book for my book club, Living History by Hillary Clinton.  No matter what your political affiliation, you have to admit she is an amazing woman, who's worked her whole life for women's equality and children's rights around the globe.  We are very lucky to have her as Secretary of State!  It's been awful the way people are so mean spirited towards her - even to criticize the way she does her hair.  I think her portrait on the book's cover is beautiful, and I tried to copy it.  Do you recognize her from my drawing?

Even though Hillary's married name begins with a C, I was looking for a zentangle pattern to draw, like I usually do for AlphabeThursday.   But I couldn't decide which one I liked best - I had 21 tangle patterns to choose from!  So I selected my three favorites:  Cross-stitch for her hair, CornerBox for clothes, and CornRows for the background. 

You can find any and all zentangle designs on Linda Farmer's TanglePattern website.  Suzanne McNeill was my CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) who actually showed me how to draw the design.  I recommend her website if you're interested in zentangles or just want to see some fantastic drawings. 

But what did the other students think about, when asked to blog about the letter "C"?   Ms. Jenny has all the links (of course, she's our teacher!) on her AlphabeThursday post for this week.

12 comments:

Erika said...

That is cool! I like how you put the designs together to create the picture,

Judie said...

When we have Guild board meetings, my BFA and I always bring paper to do filigree while the meeting is going on!

Sue said...

I really like what you've done here. So unique!

=)

Jen said...

YOu always do such a great job with these!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I enjoyed seeing your H C portrait! She's brilliant!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

That's cool how you did Hilary Clinton's portrait! I think she is an amazing woman and really good for our country. I hope she's willing to stay in public service for a while.

Mari's World said...

Now there's an interesting post and an artwork I haven't come across before. I love the effect the zentagles have on the finished drawing

tamdoll said...

I like your picture. I have been dying to take a zentangle class - a friend of mine teaches it but I haven't been able to fit it into my schedule yet.

taylorsoutback said...

Interesting post...I had not heard of zentangles before. As for Mrs. Clinton, I have come to respect her and the way she conducts herself as Secretary of State. Anyone who strives to improve the lives of women is to be admired.

Theresa said...

Great idea and you've chosen wonderful zen patterns for your image!

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I think you came up with a great pattern! What a cool talent to have! I definitely see Sec. of State Clinton.

Jenny said...

This is the first time I've seen you use this technique for a portrait. I like the 'feel' of this.

I have this on my list of things to do over the summer with my Grands. It's hard to fill their days because it is too hot to go outside except for an hour or so first thing in the morning and I'm hoping they enjoy this as an activity.

Thanks for another neat link!

It's always fun to see what you're up to.

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