Lately, everywhere I look, I see coloring books. On Facebook, everyone seems to be posting ZIAs – Zentangle Inspired Art using lots of colors. I used to love to color as a child. I love to paint. I love color. I did a few ZIAs this week that made me realize I need to either stick to more traditional Zentangle or practice some more using color with tangles.
This is 10×12 and done with Intense pencils. I was experimenting with trying to get a soft background. I succeeded in wrinkling and tearing up the paper.
I found a Zendala tile that I had strung and abandoned, so I thought it would be fun to see if I could do something interesting using Hollibaugh, the Diva challenge this week. I added color with what was to hand on my desk: Whispers markers, Prismacolor pencils, and a Krylon 18kt gold leafing pen. This is definitely not what I had in mind when I started!
I have three days in Chicago this weekend to practice before another trend comes along.
I am so thankful for each of you that reads and comments on this blog. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.