After pursuing a social science related career for some years, I had an epiphany. Having long put aside my interest in the visual arts (as far as creating myself goes) I realized that deep down I was missing something. I wanted to be creative and do something artistic. It could be a hobby or a job or whatever; as long as I was indulging my interest.
So I began to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to edit photographs and to make digital graphics. In addition I studied the principles of design and color theory. I am mostly self-taught through a wide variety of video and written tutorials, books, and articles. In addition I have taken an array of online classes and participated in a number of webinars. Oh yeah, and I also learned how to code a web site by hand.
Becoming a graphical artist and photo editor (enhancing, retouching, restoration) is a good fit for a busy mom. The other side of catching the digital arts bug is that I wanted to draw. At first I simply made doodles and sketches, but then I found Zentangle®. I took a basic class with Lee Darter, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) in November 2014 and loved it. It is both relaxing and fun to draw tangles, and I have been happily tangling ever since. I do want to stress here that I am not a CZT.
This blog will be an outlet for me to share my artistic efforts. It will also be a place where I post helpful resources and tips and tricks that I have learned to those with similar interests. My husband always tells me to follow my muse (love those Greek muses of the arts and creativity), and so I am following my artistic muse in establishing this blog.
More About Zentangle®
The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Zentangle is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at Zentangle.com. Also visit the official Zentangle blog for the latest news and links to related sites.
Visit TanglePatterns.com for step by step instructions on how to draw patterns, as well as tutorials, strings, and all sorts of great info!