ATC, Collage, Zentangle

Cold day…

in WI! Once again we are below zero.  My studio is in the basement which is freezing right now. So not sure if I will go down and work anymore today or not. Today, I have worked on two things:

The pink board book pages I showed on Thursday night and a Zentangle ATC.

First I will show you the pink pages:


It is coming along nice. I did two gel transfers using a really old page of a garden book- as you can see it did not work out! Which is ok- more layers to my secret garden then! SMILE!

Next up is a Zentangle ATC. You are wondering what Zentangle is, right? Well it is:  an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest.

I got an email about a Zentangle kit today that is what started all this. As I look at kit and the gallery of Zentangle art. I thought HOLEY BUCKETS this is what I have been doing my whole life. I have alway did these funky patterns and colored them in even. It was always a way for me to relax. Last night I was brain storming ideas in my sketch book and started to do a zentangle on the page. I had NO idea they had a name last night! I would show you what I did last night but my brain storming page as TOP SERCRET  project ideas on it! LOL!  I spend about two hour this am working on an ATC sized one while the boys watched cartoons.


I did not use the right pen or paper on this- so it is very sketchy looking! I use my black uni-ball signo 207 and some vanilla cardstock. They say to use Sakura’s Pigma Micron 01 black pen and for paper 100% cotton, heavy-weight fine artists’ pape. The paper or tiles as they call them are 3 1/2 inch squares! Want more info on Zentangles- click here 🙂

Thanks for stopping in! Have a wonderful day! I really appreciate all your comments!



4 thoughts on “Cold day…”

  1. That girl is giving me the evil eye…what did I do? Sheesh.

    Nice Kim..sending warm thoughts. Kevin and Kate went out to lunch and I am trying to tackle two 22×36″ pieces of paper for a project. I thought I would be having trouble..but it’s actually really nice to have so much space! TTYS

  2. Gel transfers certainly are fun. How unique to put them into your book. The Z, what what is called? is awesome. I could never complete a Z like you did. You rock girlfriend! Keep warm!

  3. Planting secrets…those eyes take it all!

    Your zentangle is wonderful! Sounds like something you can do upstairs while it is so cold…Stay warm!

  4. THanks for the great zentangle site… I’ve been hearing alot about them lately… the word must be getting out. You seem to be well underway with your own!

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