We are still making zentangles for the Holidays here. Be glad when this week is over with sorta getting tired of the holiday themes I am ready to move on to something else. This package came out pretty good I think I'll draw another one.
This one went fast too, well, the trade is pending I am pretty sure it is gone.
Here we have a great time drawing zentangles trying different techniques. The twist is to turn a drawing into a zentangle. It is quiet fun, we been drawing teddy bears and so much more turning them into Zentangles. With the Holidays here the Ladies and Gentlemen have been drawing ornaments, well, here is mine.
Boy where have I been I notice that the last time I have been here was on the 13th of December. Boy has this month fly by so fast. Each day is getting shorter n shorter I find myself loosing time. With that said I am going to leave you with a positive quoite for the day.
One day I was thinking, yes I was thinking can you believe that? My husband wanted to know what the noise was ..giggle.. well, as I was thinking I thought it would be nice to make up Post Cards of my Art maybe try to sale them or send them off in the mail to friends and family.
A while back I was making these Fabric Chunkie Pages. Digitally I made a photograph of the pages then tweak them a bit for post cards here are my first 2 cards I want to make a set of 5 or 6 different views.
My friend ArtstandingStranger a while back hosted a BLING Chunkie Page. I wanted to participate but at that time, well, my health was not the best I did not feel I should obligate myself. To my amazement one day visiting her admiring everyone chunkie pages she gave me one that she had made. Oh it's beautiful! So since I'm one of these people that says I'm not making chunkie pages I decided to make her one hoping it will come out okay. I'm not a Bling person more of a tom boy and shiny things don't always grab my attention.
Ranie BLING for Diane
I base my BLING on a Couple of Lovers I use embossing powders, pearl ex, glitter, bling, beads, lace, clipart, metallic watercolor paints, threads and yarns. I had so much fun making this that I made myself one too. Now I have a total of 3 different chunkie pages for myself. This is so addicting.
Ranie Bling Chunkie Page
Well, they are almost just alike a little different not much. I like to make an extra one for me. To be able to show off my work in person. Always looks so much better in person than a picture. I tend to give most of my stuff away. Now I beginning to have a nice display of my art.
Well I have said over and over again. I have NO intention to start making chunkie pages. Guess what I'm making chunkie pages. These are 4 x 4 pages made of fabric or paper. We take these pages turning them into a book. Well here are my fabric pages. Our Host over at ATCsforALL wanted them chunkie. I had come up with an idea then I suddenly decided I better re-checked and see if there was a theme we were to go by. ..giggle..oh my there was boy did it turn my idea up side down. The theme was In the Garden, my mind started ticking in the garden then I had a great idea ........
In the Garden are my Funky Flowers
I started out with 2 pieces of fabric with batting. Then I sewed a design hoping to make it stiffer, I wasn't too happy with it then I took some silk flowers and hand sculpted a bunch of nylon faces. Then I attached a few on each page I made 8 pages. Once done with that I decided those funky flowers needed something more so I went into my stash found some fuzzy yarn putting that around their faces now that dress it up a bit. Still something else was
needed oh my goodness they were bald needed to fix that! I got some glue and glitter out gave them a funky looking cap still looked a bit plain, decided to add beads and buttons and so much more. My first chunky page and it had to be fabric. Lots of hand sewing a lot of work. I kept 3 giving one to a friend of mine here at home, two for myself, that means I sent 5 to UK. Now I am patiently waiting to received four pages back from four different artist. Once I get them back I get to turn them into a book. Now that is going to be interesting!
Another Zentangle I have been seeing different artist drawing an object turning it into a zen. It is so neat. I went one step further I drew an object in this case a teddy bear which I zen then zen the background. I really like how they came out.
One of my favorite times of the year is Fall with Fall comes Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving, my husband and I always spend it alone coming from split families and everyone so far away from each other it is not easy to get together. This year Thanksgiving is different for all of us, with times being rough so many have lost so much. Yet, there are so many things to be thankful for now and each and every day!
Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude to God,
Our creator and Provider,
whose guidance and care go before us....
and whose love is with us forever.
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the changes,
to remember that we, too, grown and change
from one season of life to another.
Thanksgiving is a time of changing seasons,
when leaves turn golden in Autumn's wake
and apples are crips in the first chill breezes of fall.
Let us remember the ture meaning of Thanksgiving.
As we see the beauty of Autumn, let us acknowledge
Over in the Flickr group the challenge for that week was REMEMBRANCE oh my I thought what should I do? As artist started turning in their cards they were all referring to love ones or soldiers that have pass on. Each had a comment which made me shed tears. A little emotional I am. As I thought about it I finally look up the word in the dictionary. Learning that Remembrance is also consider Memories, ah! I came up with something that I thought would be special and a bit different. I decided to collage a scene with a two-fold memory. A young girl standing before Yia Yia (Grandma) learning to do needle work as they are working the you child said to her Yia Yia, tell me a story when you where a little girl? Hence a young child forming a memory and Grandma looking back on her life sharing a memory of hers.
Ah my favorite form of art right now the Zentangle. Over at the Zentangle with a Twist Society Group our challenge was to make a tree. I don't know what came over me but I had a great time making these trees!
Thank you Diane for the Gold Award. Friends are special and when we start surfing on the web we tend to forget the miles between it is like we are right next door!
From what I understand I am suppose to send this gold card to four friends, one of the being out of them to be out of my country. Four wonderful Artist that I have enjoy becoming friends with.
The first one I am sending this Gold Card too is CattyCat check out her blog she is doing the Monster Mash over there a great place to visit.
The second one I am sending this Gold Card too is Hazel Rose Looms a wonderful friend of mine so much like me who is into all sorts of Arts n Craft. Hazel and her hubby makes the most beautiful looms. Please go visit her blog she is always sharing her beautiful photographs.
The third person I am sending the Gold Card too is Artyfax - An Artist Blog who is in the UK a very nice gentleman a wonderful Artist. John has a flare that sometimes make me shake my head he is always bringing a smile to my face.
The fourth person I am sending the Gold Card too is Pause-ablity a wonderful delightful artist that is a person of her own. I am always amaze how she comes up with the most delightful art that she creates.
I consider all these individuals and so much more my Internet friends. Now my friends it is your turn, click on the picture copy it to your computer then pass it onto 4 friends one of the must live outside your country. Have fun! I did!
Here is my 2nd vintage tag. I have a friend here that is also involved in a lot of art groups. She is mostly into chunky books right now. I'm trying to stay away from them. Anyway she just host a Blink Chunky Book swap. Well I wasn't sure what bling was, the other day I went over to her house admiring everyone chunkie book pages. Some marvelous work there ladies! After viewing all that lovely work seeing what they use for bling ..giggle.. I have bling, oh how funny. While working on this 2nd vintage tag for the challenge swap over on the flickr site I just couldn't get that bling out of my head.
vintage tag #2
Oh my, once working on this card I started adding bling in the form of beads, lace and button. The clip art I painted with metallic acrylic paint add lace to hang the tag by. When all done and said, I couldn't let this go either. This was my 2nd tag and my first bling ..giggle.. I kept it!...and NO I did not attempt to try to do a 3rd one I decided that 2 attempts were enough. Hopefully when I enter the next challenge swap I'll be strong enough to let go....
Over on the Flickr site i belong to a group of artist that once a week we have a challenge swap. At this time the challenge was making a Vintage Tag size 2.5 x 3.5 Well I made one, loved it so much I kept it. After all it was my first tag I had ever made.
vintage tag #1
~ Ranie Patridis
I love Fall I love seeing the changing of the colors not to say the harvest from all your grow. Pumpkins are my favorite squash I love pumpkin pie and soup. Can't you see a child carving faces into a pumpkin at harvest time? I can. This is a collage I alcohol Ink the background then I added vintage clip art that I had layering it. I like to cut my figures out and mix them up. Then I cut up some straw very small then last not least like to take my paints and touch up the clipart. I then add a bunch of yarns and ribbons to hang by. I kept this one and thought to myself you can make another one for the challenge to swap. That you will see tomorrow.
A few days ago I received an PM from a DariRose over at ATCsforAll asking me to do a blind trade with her. I agreed. I was still on the butterfly thread so I decided to one for her. As I worked on her card I decided I needed to make me one.
dancing butterfly dance
The back ground of this card was done in Acrylic Paints several different colors giving it a abstract look. I then once the back ground was dried I then painted the butterflies in with Watercolor and Ink. Here I choose to have 2 different size of butterflies. The one I did for DariRose her butterflies were all the same size. This was so much letting loose playing with the colors.
The innocent of trick or treat running from home to home asking for treats. Not realizing as we grow up what the true meaning of Halloween is. Most think of it as just a night of spooks n tricks getting the daylights scared out of ya or the one day of the year you get lots of candy. Do a seach for the history of Halloween then decided is this what you really want to be part of.
When we are small the season come and go. As the seasons are passing through we have these Holidays along the way. Halloween is one of them. Over at ATCsforALL they have a monthly contest. This month contest Title: Halloween
What else would it be. I decided to particpate keeping a mind on the Innocent of Halloween. So many children who even grow up to be adults do not realize the history of Halloween or how it all came about.
innocent of halloween
I made a set of 2 only enter this one in the contest.
Tomorrow I shall share with you all the 2nd part of this set.
Over on the Flickr site I participate in a group name Maggy Monday Musing. Each week they have a challenge that is due on Saturday.
This challenge is on matrimony so this is my version of Matrimony not many of us pick the right mate the first time so for those of you that manage to stick it out it must be true love an ever lasting love!