First I learned how to draw... well sort of, I learned the basics of Zentangle. Some of it I really enjoyed, you know, the structured ones. I am still having a hard time with the whimsical ones, but I am learning.
These are two zentangle frames I created. Remember, the class was Zentangle for your crafts. So I was practicing with my scrapbooking in mind. I may just have to make some frames for the family for Christmas. I have also been practicing a couple "real" zentangle patterns, and am totally loving it.
Then I actually purchased 6 of the Spectrum Noir alcohol ink sets. And, had a blast! Many of you from Kansas City area would actually be so proud of me. I think I mostly made it work. Well at least, that is what Katie Butler tells me. But wow, I really enjoyed it. Here is my mouse:
It needs some work, and in fact, I did work a little more on the "ground", and it does look better now, but this is the first "artistic" thing I have ever done that I have been happy with. Well, I just may be getting hooked, and I plan to purchase the rest, and I may even have to purchase some Copic markers. Who knows where this will take me!
NEXT, we are going to start mixing the two together. I promise it will be a lot of fun. As soon as we can get 12 people set up for a class here in Troy, at Speedy Scrappers, we will be able to get Katie back here to teach more.