Revisit to the old pages

This blog is very purposeful, when last year around this time, I started to tangle on this inexpensive sheet of paper. It was quite a big size 24 x 16 inches(compared to my regular 4.5 inch tiles), but I was very ambitious to do a big piece of work and I started to tangle. I did not calculated the risk of time and patience that this piece shall need. And it really took a long while to finish it. After it laid for couple of months half done on my desk, I took a week off from all the other challenges, artwork and finished it. 

 I am not really very happy with the result (as I really couldnot do a lot of going back n forth with watercolors or pencils as the paper was not meant for this kind of treatment), but still I am happy that I finished it from start to end and also learnt a lot on the way! 

Hopefully this year too, I create many such Zentangle Inspired drawings.  

 

Ruins to Fun Tangling

In 2018 for nearly few weeks, I had been revisiting those half done tiles and ruined pages of the prettiest sketchbook. One of the more distinctive ruined page was done at the end of 2017, and I was trying to draw Zentangle on a Christmas string. And it did not come out as desired! Thus left it so, until this day of 2018!

 

Before ruined page from the sketchbook!    

Before ruined page from the sketchbook! 

 

The After, curated drawing!  

The After, curated drawing!  

So you can see how the Christmas tree string gave me an option to create this fun house, with dingbatz styled Zentangle train (with Thomas engine) and leaving its tangled filled smoke in the air! It nearly expressed the excitement I was holding to in the moment. 

Travel Companion

In October 2018, I traveled solo to Providence, Rhode Island for my Zentangle Teacher Training Seminar. It was a memorable experience thoughout the seminar and thereafter I met very old friends. The tour was filled with lots of emotional and happy moments and all had ended when I took my final flight from Atlanta to Delhi on 20th November, 2018. The last adieu with my bestie, the moist eyes and loving last hugs we shared at the airport; was still so rich in my heart and mind. I was feeling very grateful for this trip to happen and I was not able to move back to sleep. This Zentile turned into my travel companion! Zentangle is a journal companion when you have no people around, you make friends and shake-hand with yourself! <3

 

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Creating Volume of work

One of the best things that happened through the Year 2018, is, time and again I kept creating mini to small size of artworks. I had a chance to create them and sent it over as gift to friends and families. About all of those little zentangle tiles and handmade gifts, I shall post it in coming year. I never got time to blog it, but I have made notes at few places on web about the thought process and experiences. 

All those knowledge and experiences has made me realize that I need to create a volume of work now. Something, that I can substantially carry around with me, if need be. With this, in mind , I have started painting beautiful Zentangle Coasters that can be used as magnets or kept for display. I have painted some dozen and more of them till now. Once they are done, I plan to upload it on my webshop on this website, so anybody can purchase them and I shall ship it from my place. 

Some glimpses of how those coasters are turning out:

 

Crazy Huggins here

Crazy Huggins here

Colorful verdigogh

Colorful verdigogh

Unnamed Tangle!

Unnamed Tangle!

Poke Roots

Poke Roots

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Pre-Work on Tangle-a-Day Calendar 2019

So this year, I started something new! From my recent trip to US, I bought this wonderful Tangle a Day Calendar Book 2019 for me and my friends here. The idea is to daily draw and record the little pieces of work of zentangle, in one nice spiral book. I am imagining how fun it will be to reflect all drawings at the end of the year. :)

And looking at those tiny spaces of each day and beautiful sheet of paper, I just could not resist and started drawing!

This is a funny thing - My daughter asked me if I will be able to regularly draw the month of Dec 2019. And I replied to her that I have practically started one year before, so I should be able to find TIME to finish them! :-D Ha ha ha.....

Yeah likewise my idea is to TAKE TIME AND DRAW REGULARLY than daily!!! :)

Some glimpse of the page is here: 

 

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If you are interested to buy the book, check this link here

https://store.braughlerbooks.com/books/tangle-a-day-calendar-2019/ 

 

 

This is the cover copy of the book!

This is the cover copy of the book!

December Online Workshop

Its super chill here, and we have been managing with little heater in each room of our house, especially in my artroom its always ON! So to escape this winter, we have plans to travel away from Delhi. But unfortunately, we are delayed to unavailability of the seat. And my sunday one-to-one class had to be cancelled. Instead, I took it today noon from my Delhi home! And lucky thing, it worked out for both of us.

So while my fingers are not freezing (thanks to the little heater-saathi here), I and my student brought out our inexpensive colour-pencils and came up with this little and beautiful ZenGem Stone! 

If you are interested to learn this technique, email me at tangleandinspireATgmailDOTcom.

 

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