Saturday, December 26, 2015

Meditation... aaauuuuuummmmmmmm

I made this one as a tribute to the Meditation Teacher's Training I recently completed.

I love taking my practice to a new level and to be certified to teach others is a lovely gift I can bring to the table in my Zentangle® classes.

Here's the tangle I drew... in my Tangle Me This! Sketchbook on purple paper.

I shaded it with my Graphitints... which I enjoyed but my blender wasn't cooperating well... ...I love it!

in light,
Aleesha Sattva CZT

Monday, December 21, 2015

Tangle Me This! Sketchbook Video

As you know I'm back from Thailand and Vietnam (with a brief layover in the airport in Taipei) and I've made a video of the tangles I did in my Tangle Me This! Sketchbook while I was gone.

I used the Sketchbook as a journal of my experience. Often writing on the slip sheets that are in between each of the Etrusca pages and sometimes writing on the tangled pages themselves.

I loved working with watercolours and really had a great time exploring what I could do with them. Sometimes what I did with the watercolours was a real challenge when it came to tangling over them, but I think each of the pages turned out really great.

I love that I could enhance the outline of the tiles with graphite, or I could allow them to fade in to the image. That's the reason I make the outlines so soft and broken up - I don't want them to define the image but rather to simply give you a starting off point.

Each Tangle Me This! Sketchbook has approx. 50 standard Zentangle® size tiles 3.5" x 3.5" and approx. 100 Bijou® size tiles. 2" x 2" and the larger-sized version has approx. 50-75 standard Zentangle® size tiles 3.5" x 3.5" and approx. 100-150 Bijou® size tiles. 2" x 2"

Please visit here and here for more info... and HERE to order one for yourself.

So without further rambling from me... here's the video!


Sunday, December 20, 2015

A little something I'm working on...

This is a little ensemble piece I'm working on. I am going to be affixing it to a canvas...

But here it is so far.

I took this ensemble with me to Thailand and worked on it there.

This is the ensemble string

I chose to watercolour it

Then I began the process of tangling

and I continued to tangle

Until it was complete!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Basics Class - Phu Quoc Vietnam

We just returned from our adventure in Thailand and Vietnam. While we were in Vietnam we visited an Eco Resort on the island of Phu Quoc.

While we were there I taught an impromptu Basics class. Parz and I looked through our supplies and found a few tiles, microns, pencils and tortillions and VOILA a class was born!

The next day they were both tangling up a storm so I taught them some more tangles! They are hooked!