This dress was created for a local art show about the history of the building, now turned into artist studios, but once a shirt factory. My grandmother worked in this building a long time ago, so it holds some special meaning to me. I chose recycled materials, and created this dress out of brown packing paper and newspaper. The dress was created on a very old dress form that my grandmother found at a garage sale. This is currently on exhibit at The Shirt Factory Gallery until September 27, 2014.
For whatever reason, I cannot find pictures of the dress that I took before bringing it to the gallery, of course. If I find them I will post them. This is the picture at the gallery, which doesn’t show a whole lot of detail.
This is an original Zentangle inspired artwork with a heart theme for the I am the Diva Challenge #154. This was drawn on an unknown piece of paper that has a slight yellow hue to it, using Micron black ink pens, a Sharpie black ink non-bleed fine tip pen, and Faber Castell watercolor pens.
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Sorry for the hiatus all, the whole holiday season just took over! Here is a Zentangle-inspired ATC that I made for a swap. I don’t typically make ATCs but the person I was swapping with enjoyed them.
I like the variety of shades in this piece, even though there isn’t really any shading going on. Just the combination of dark and light with the different pen strokes seems pleasing the the eye.
Sorry about having to click on the pdf. link above, I am in process of going from a Mac (much more experienced at) than this HP laptop. To top it off… the pdf. is upside down. Anyway! I am starting to experiment with the more difficult patterns and am branching out to include different strings. I often use http://www.TanglePatterns.com as a resource for both patterns and string ideas.