A New Piece

Completed ZIA

Tile in process
 This is a piece I'm designing to put in a friends show, it's 7.5 x 7.5". I like the way it's going and will add some little beads pods to the bottom. Used a heavy weight cold press bond for this piece and I'm not as please with the drawing surface as I thought I would be. I've been using a heavyweight white velumn bond paper for most of my work and I love the smooth surface. This has a little more tooth so it's just a matter of getting used to it.

I did a combination of Hollibaugh with Mooka edges and I like the result, a little Pearls, Betweed, Cadent, Flying Geese, Hybrid, Shattuck and some tangleations and it's almost there!

I scanned it in so I could look at the contrast and shadowing to see where I need to add a little oomph. Scanning the tile in helps me look at a piece more critically and see where I need to add some contrast or strenghten some lines. I find it a useful tool.

I started with a lovely plain square frame and that drove my creative parameters, a little more challenging than most pieces I create, usually the size is whatever I make it or aprox 3.5 Zentangle square size.

-- Okay, I modified my shadows and added some of my favorite little beaded seed pod beads. Viola, Completed ZIA, eet eez feenished! Don't you just love my accent?


  1. It's beautiful! Hard to believe it isn't finished yet. It's fun working bigger isn't it? I'll be eager to see what else you do to it.

  2. Gorgeous, Danni - it's lovely!


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