Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Challenge #73 Bridgen

Even though my wrist is still very sore from surgery, it's been very hard not to use it since it's my dominant hand. 

This is my first challenge this year! I can't believe I haven't submitted one for 6 months! I like the first one better.

Please note that I have changed the name of my blog to match my business name and the name of my upcoming website, My Creative Mischief. If you were following Bohemia's Beads & Brainstorms, please follow me here!

I have lots to post since the last time, including my journey as a new CZT! 

Finally...An Update!

Hi everyone!
I know I've been gone a while, but I hope I still have followers. :) As you know I have been learning about Zentangle for about a year, and after my last post, I attended the February teacher training in Providence, RI. I am now a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT)! 

That training was the ABSOLUTE BEST thing I have done for myself in a long time. I have a much better understanding of the art form and get so much more out of it now. Zentangle is a metaphor for life, and I have been applying  (or at least trying to apply) the principles to my life - slowing down, being deliberate about choices and actions and more. I met some great people from around the world and got plenty of affirmation about my creativity and my abilities to teach and run a business. I can't wait to share what I know with others as I start My Creative Mischief, LLC.

In addition to getting trained, my personal life has been hectic. I have had surgery on both hands in the last 6 weeks. Just last week, my wrist on my dominant hand was cut, making drawing, beading, typing and using a mouse difficult to impossible for now. But once it heals, I'll be better than before.

I'll be uploading pictures of my latest tangles and making a link to the website I'm working on soon (I hope).

Thanx for all the support and well wishes!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Art on Television

Check out the following link to a segment on a local city show, Newport News in Review. Aaron Pritchett did a fantastic job with the piece on 3G Art, an exhibition featuring artwork by my mom, my god daughter and myself. Our art includes beadwork (of course), quilting, zentangle, and zentangle inspired art!!! The exhibit is on display through January 7, 2012 at The Newsome House and Cultural Center, a historic site that was the home of Joseph and Ann Newsome.

My god daughter's mom and sister look at her quilted wall hangings

Joseph Newsome, the son of former slaves, was one of a handful of black attorneys on the Virginia Peninsula in 1900 and was one of the first black lawyers to successfully plead cases before the state supreme court. The house where he lived with his wife and daughter (pictured above) is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register as well as the National Register of Historic Places and was the first structure owned by an African-American to receive a National Historic Preservation Award.
zentangle inspired art, 4' x 4' oil on canvas

psychedelic shack by Delilah Armstrong

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Biggify - Challenge #50

This week's challenge from the diva was to biggify, or enlarge, our tangle patterns. So often we make our patterns small since we are working on such a small space (3 1/2 x 3 1/2). So the diva asked us to use the same size space we usually use and make our patterns bigger. I thought it was going to be difficult, but I whipped this out in no time when I woke up early this morning and couldn't go back to sleep. I like it! Hope you do, too.