Monday, September 6, 2010

Tangled Backpacks

My goddaughter and nephews love for me to draw designs on their things. I tangled my goddaughter's notebook and pencil case for school, but I'll post pictures of those later. They now have personalized cinch backpacks for swimming and karate so they can tell them apart. No fighting over who has who's pack any more! :)

Beanie wanted me to make her bag for her gym clothes different from everyone else's. Can you believe middle schoolers have to pay $20 for a gym uniform? When I was in school, you wore what you had at home! Anyway, here is one more cinch pack with tangles on both sides. She asked for all black. I guess that's  in case too many colors are not cool. :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

My Latest Mug

My aunt Audrey requested geometric patterns in a dark color on a large mug. This is what I came up with.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Painting and Zentangles

Starving Artist Studio is one of my favorite places. The owners and staff are down-to-earth and so friendly. The place is surrounded by art - paintings, jewelry, lighted bottles, and of course painted bisque. I've been doing zentangles on the mugs I decorate for family members' birthdays. 

My cousin Esha loves Mickey Mouse, but I didn't want to just paint a traditional red, yellow and black Mickey, so I made this one:

I love how it turned out!