Sunday, October 9, 2016

Tangled Poetry

The poetry reads "See love, beautful love. Haste doesn't matter. What matters is to love." 

Friday, October 7, 2016


I've been creating a lot of swap pieces lately. This means that I complete part of the piece and then send it somewhere - anywhere in the world - to another tangler who completes the piece.

Here's what I've been working on lately:

CZT Tangles - Swap

We have a little exchange going on within the CZT community.

Many people create new tangles. So we are tangling each others designs and then sending them to our partner for them to complete the tile.

I had the pleasure of doing all of Debbie E New's tangles - you can see them on this page and then click on the tab "Tangles"

Here's my half of the tiles:

Aleesha Sattva CZT

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Tangled Poetry

I am a huge fan of this kind of art... so I bought a book on love... and am tangling my way through it.

Here's the first page. Some of the little sprouts with circles around them were on the page... so I added more to them.

Poetry reads: "Every need love. Love"

I'll be doing a lot more of this...

Aleesha Sattva CZT

Tangled Art I've completed lately

I haven't made it on to post but... I've done a lot of art in the past couple of days. Here's some pics.

Used Ink to create watercolour 4x6 and 5x7 tiles

A tangle swap from Miriam Kessler

Keeping this one. I love the way the ink watercolour turned out. 

This is Parz's fav... so I'm keeping it too. 

Swapping this for a CZT New Years Postcard Swap

Swapping this for a CZT New Years Postcard Swap

Swapping this for a CZT New Years Postcard Swap

Swapping this for a CZT New Years Postcard Swap

This one is for a swap... so I leave the tile for my partner to complete. 
More tangle swap pieces

Thursday, September 29, 2016

October Tangle Swaps

The theme for this October Tangle Swap is using your non-dominant hand to draw the tangles.

So... I've got my pieces drawn and I'm waiting for the three names of my swappers.

Can't wait to swap!

And... by the way... drawing with my non-dominant hand isn't that hard but it's so stressful. My abs were soooooo cramped up the entire time. Ugh... didn't feel zen at all.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Jewelled Garden - ZIA piece by Aleesha Sattva

I started this piece almost a week ago and this is the longest I've worked on one piece.

I didn't actually start this piece for me. I have some tangle swaps to do and I thought I'd start these two different pieces of paper (one is blue and one is brown/beige) for two people. Then... I saw the two pieces coming together as one.

I decided to go with it. Perhaps I'd send the bottom one to one person to complete...

But then I realized it was meant to be one piece of art and I had to draw it. I drew the centres of the flowers so I could place gems in them... as I wanted this piece to be more 3D than other work I've done.

I used Copic Multiliners in black of varying sizes for the piece itself and coloured Copic Multiliners for some detailed work throughout the piece.

The piece was really coming alive for me. I created my own way of doing gems during this process. I needed some gems to look more flat while others needed to be more rounded or misshapen. I hope I achieved this look. It's hard for me to see this piece with fresh eyes when I've put so much time in to it.

Then I laid down all of the InkTense pencils... this was a few layers of colours. I often do more than one colour per layer in a particular piece and I did here as well but some flowers (and the bamboo) took a few layers to get the effect I was looking for.

When I was done adding layers of colour with InkTense and Coloured Pencils (Faber-Castell Polychromos and Derwent Artist Pencils) then I needed to choose how to mat the piece. I took it over to the art store and tried it on different home made papers until I found the right one.

In the end it was between a bright orange which looked GREAT but watered down the bamboo... and a dark green. The dark green was chosen in the end.

And now it dries - used Rice Glue - and then it'll be hung on the wall.

I loved this process and will probably make another one sooner rather than later. I'm envisioning a larger piece... perhaps four or six pages...

in light,
Aleesha Sattva CZT

Edited to add:

And now it's hung!