I have a friend across the world that I have never met. She just wrote a book, and I am very pleased to be a part of the blogroll to get the word out. Kass Hall lives in Australia and is a a Certified ZentangleÂ® Teacher. This is something I knew not a thing about, until I got her book.
Kass and I decided that a map was in order, since that combines techniques from both our books. I just took a very eventful trip from my home in Colorado to Ghost Ranch in northeastern New Mexico and decided that was the journey to map.
First of all, I read the whole book since I was a Zentangle virgin. I used her great instructions to learn some of the patterns, and some of them I made up. It was challenging, thinking of the journey as symbols and patterns, and it was fun too.
I made four spinning wine glasses and pine trees around our friend’s house in Fairplay where we drink wine. I added three triangles for Tres Piedras (Three rocks), a town we pass along the way, and made cottonwood trees along the rivers and highways.
- I added color in Photoshop
Kass has so many ideas in her book for this meditative art, it was hard to choose. The patterns I picked seemed to fit the landscape well.
You can hop around these blogs for the next 12 days and find out even more about her, her book and her art. Some of the blogs will have free stuff for you. I do! Read on.
Monday July 23 – START – Kass Hall
Tuesday July 24 – Jill Berry
Wednesday July 25 – Rachel Grieg
Thursday July 26 – Sandra Strait
Friday July 27 – Melanie Testa
Saturday July 28 – Ingrid Dijkers
Monday July 30 – Pam Garrison
Tuesday July 31 – Genevieve Crabe
Wednesday August 1 - Traci Bautista
Thursday August 2 – Fran Meneley
Friday August 3 – Jane Davenport -
Saturday August 4 – FINISH – Kass Hall (major prize giveaway)
Leave a comment for a chance to win this map.
(It is black ink on watercolor paper, 7.25″ x 9″. You will have to color it yourself). Tell me a journey you might want to map. Make sure you leave an email address!
On Saturday August 4th, I will pick a random winner.