Artist and Belief Statement

I believe all people have the need and ability to create. This includes visual arts, music making, cooking, carpentry, welding..and more. I encourage this life-enhancing expression that brings wholeness, physically, emotionally and spiritually to everyone's life.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Happy Irish Week!

Happy Irish Week. For some strange reason, my husband and I have always celebrated St. Patties Day. No heritage whatsoever Irish. We usually go to a pub and have a pint. The positive mood is always enjoyable. We used to go to a pub called "the Chick'n Deli" and they always had celtic music and dancers. Lots of fun.

Laura Harms' challenge this week (159) was to create something in the mood of St. Patties Day. So here are two of mine.
Purtz, 2 variations of Well

Rixty, Purts, Pokeroot, Grid 

I posted on facebook regarding some classes in Edmonton, and I used an article from psychology today:  http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/arts-and-health/201401/doodling-your-way-more-mindful-life
It is a great post on the use of Zentangle as an art therapy and art journaling method. Check it out. The really cool thing for me is that the world renown art therapist Cathy Malchiodi, commented on my post. SOO cool!

I make my own tiles by culling large sheets of the Fabriano paper up to card size. There are usually little strips of paper as cutoffs from the large sheets. Not to waste anything, I am turning them into bookmarks that I give out to classmates and friends. So fun. Here is one with a bit of colour.  So Cheery.


And don't forget my next classes are in Toronto. March 29, Saturday; Zentangle 101 in the a.m., and Zentangle 201 in the afternoon. Email me if you are interested. I always change it up so, come learn the latest tangles.

Deb

5 comments:

  1. All are lovely! Especially I like the last one. Wonderful colouring!

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  2. What kind of Fabriano paper do you buy? I live on Vancouver Island and haven't been able to get any of that paper yet. The art store I deal with only sells Arches in the hot press. I recently bought 55 tiles from Zentangle and love the paper but would like to get larger pieces for other projects.

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    1. Hello, I buy Fabriano tiepolo. A printmaking paper. Used to get it from a store in Toronto , woolfitt's which was recently bought by curry's. I don't know if they will continue to carry it.

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