Archive | August 2014

More Zentangles: Exercise, Meditation and Therapy

Although it’s doubtful I’m in compliance with the rules of Zentangling, I find it both calming and satisfying. Not so much the black-and-white drawing, because it’s hard for me to come up with new ways to move the pen, but I enjoy the color part: selecting color combinations and then feeling the flow of the ink. I loved coloring books as kid; this lets me indulge in that childhood pleasure.

Next, I think I’m ready to try scaling them up to postcard size.

I do these six-up on 9x12 Bristol board. I obviously mismeasured the bottom two! (Sharpie ultrafine and marker)

I do these six-up on 9×12 Bristol board. I obviously mismeasured the bottom two! (Sharpie ultrafine and marker)

ZT 4

I used a straight edge for the top set; these squares were drawn freehand (but measured correctly!). (Sharpie ultrafine and markers)

Seven New Pieces

Between a week at the Texas coast with the grand-kids, a one-day turnaround trip to Arlington, recent lunch and dinner guests and now awaiting grandson today and granddaughter tomorrow, I’ve squeezed in some new work. My knitting is suffering, but at least I’m feeding the art bug.

I would absolutely love to get into a mail art exchange. If you are interested, or know of exchanges, please contact me at jillybeanswiggins@gmail.com.

Thank-you card to the nice folks who lent us their beach house, with pictures of Rockport and Port Aransas

Thank-you card to the nice folks who lent us their beach house, with pictures of Rockport and Port Aransas (photo-collage in InDesign)

Fantasy Flowers #5

Fantasy Flowers #5 (marker)

Madras Plaid

Madras Plaid (water color)

Sherbet Sky (Water color)

Sherbet Sky (water color)

Shadow Curtain (Water color)

Shadow Curtain (water color)

Doodle #22 (marker)

Doodle #22 (marker)

Tea Party with Peacock (collage)

Tea Party with Peacock (collage)