Saturday, March 8, 2014

Step Out in Style Volume 1 - New Zentangle e-book

I have had the honor of having two of my tangles included in Caren Mlot's new Zentangle® e-book, Step Out in Style Vol. 1, now available on her etsy shop: TangleMania. I can't wait to work through all of the other new tangles in this book. There are 40 new tangles developed by Caren and other CZT's. This was a lot of fun to do. The book is available for download only at $9.95. The book is beautifully laid out with detailed step-outs and a ZIA® (Zentangle Inspired Art) piece using that tangle. The inspiration for each tangle is also given, showing the reader how easy it is to find tangles in our world.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fibbin' Nacci - New Tangle®/ Mandala

We had a lovely day Sunday with temperatures in the low 70's. I took some pictures in my backyard to use for some new tangles. They have inspired a new series I hope to do, called Fibbin' Nacci. As a math teacher and enthusiast, I've always been fascinated by the Fibonacci numbers. The following tangle is inspired by the bottom of a pine cone, that of course, goes spiraling into a Fibonacci sequence. I'm sharing a short video clip for my readers which will show you step by step how to create this tangle and also how to use it as a mandala. For now, here are the Step-Outs for this tangle. I did use Genevieve Crabe's Stencil for Mandala's just to place some points around. This will be shown in the video.  Just add a curlicue on the end if you like, otherwise, leave them pointed.
Thanks to another weather-related school canceling today, I've been able to enjoy my studio long enough to almost accomplish a goal today.