Spring has finally sprung. I spent a few gorgeous hours at The Columbus Zoo yesterday while Birdie did her zoo aide training. The weather was beautiful, the animals were awake and entertaining us, and the flowers were in bloom. The pink tulips were so gorgeous I couldn’t resist tangling them.
As I told the class on Saturday, sometimes I just need color. It is one of those days, so here is the tangled tulip, then with shading, then with an Inktense wash, then with some Prismacolor highlights and shadows. I was so happy that Laura challenged us to use Carole Ohl’s pattern Think. I’ve seen it before, but didn’t understand its true potential until I saw all of the tangleations Laura did with it. I used it to represent the fences that surrounded the tulip gardens.
I was also influenced by my students. I showed them how to use Inktense pencils to add a touch of color to their Zendalas in Saturday’s “Zendala Ooh-La-La” class. This is the first time I’ve introduced color to my Zentangle classes. As you can see, these talented ladies took to it like they’ve been at it for years. I love it when a class takes off and we all inspire each other.
Finally, I wanted to give a shout out to Caren Mlot, aka, TangleMania. She just published a new e-book featuring my new tangle Sochi. I promised her I wouldn’t post the step-outs for a while, but I didn’t promise to not share in person. I think we will play with that at the Tuesday Morning tangle club tomorrow. (Art Garden Studios in Gahanna from 10-12.) Come Join us.