I don’t know about you, but I’ve felt like a hermit for the past month or so… the energies have been swirling, rain and wind howling, and I’ve just wanted to curl up somewhere… like a seed in the ground waiting to emerge. Thankfully, I feel like things are starting to get lighter… of course the return of sunshine has helped! Time to bloom!
I’m so grateful for the CZTs, crafters and hobbyists who have given me such positive feedback and encouragement in my Zentangle endeavors. In return, I’d like to share something sweet with you… a book that has nourished my hermiting soul during the hazy shade of “winter” in Hawaii…
I recently purchased Cris Letourneau’s workbook, Made in the Shade ($15.99 on Amazon). It’s all about shading your Zentangle art! This is indeed a workbook—with step-by-step techniques and suggested projects to practice with. I love the Shading Playground in Chapter 6!
The book is entirely black and white, allowing the most basic shading techniques be clearly demonstrated—no distractions. Cris takes the reader through simple shapes, to more complex and even tangle-specific shading options with ease. I gobbled this book up in a few hours—tangling supplies in hand—exploring new techniques and refining ones I’d learned years ago!
If you’re interested in learning more about shading your Zentangle art, this book is for you!
In my previous post, I mentioned that KalaDalas Stencils for wet media (in vinyl) were coming. Well, they’re available now on my Etsy shop!
***CZTs, if you’re going to the upcoming Tangle U 2013 workshop, there are KalaDalas stencils for door prizes so check ’em out!***
Zentangle Classes forming in Hilo for March! Get started with The Basics on Saturday, March 9th at Hairy Monkey Books. Click here for more information.