Monthly Archives: March 2013

Zendala Dare #51

This week’s Zendala Dare was really fun to do. I removed some of the lines from the template so that I could try out Copada along the outer edge. I also left one section plain and once I had colored it with my Faber-Castell gold metallic pencil the piece reminded me of a daffodil. It’s so great when art takes on a life of it’s own.

Zendala Dare #51

Happy Tangling!

Kelli

April Calendar

April calendarIt’s that time again – tomorrow is a new month. If you don’t have one already, I’ve created a printable April calendar for you to download. It features an orchid drawing and whimsical lettering.

Derwent water-soluble pencils have such lovely shades of purple it seemed a good color to use to celebrate Spring (it has finally arrived here – yippee!). If Spring has been slow to arrive for you I hope this puts you in the spirit of the season.

Download the April calendar (PDF) »

Cheers!

Kelli

Silver and Gold Zinger

Silver and Gold Zinger
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One of my favorite tangles is called Zinger. It is so easy and fun to do that every time I draw one I can’t help but smile. Since it reminds me of a flower I made a simplified Zendala using my Faber-Castell silver and gold markers and drew the Zingers springing out from the flower center.

Cheers!

Kelli

Zendala Dare #50

This is my 10th Zendala Dare from The Bright Owl! I have a lot of fun creating these little pieces of art (thanks Erin!). I am quite fond of the flower/nature inspired tangles – I guess it’s no surprise since I draw and paint so much botanical art. This Zendala is no exception, I tried working with patterns I don’t normally use but, I had to have a flower pattern somewhere so I added Zinger to the outside border.

Zendala Dare #50

Happy Tangling!

Kelli

Herb Sampler

Herb Sampler
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This is the last assignment from my art class on drawing and painting herbs. I am excited to put the techniques of the last ten weeks into practice.

I had to improvise a bit on the sampler, I drew a green onion in place of an herb. Those little plastic packets of herbs at the market are great for cooking but it can be challenging to find a specimen for drawing. I was surprised to find lavender that had a bud on it! I have been nursing the little sprig for several days, it is doing quite well but, it probably won’t last much longer. Check back again soon, I’ll be posting another lavender project.

Cheers!

Kelli