Today I had the pleasure of sharing an “Under the Sea” ZIA with Lori, Terri and Ryan. Lori and Terri have been driving down from the LA area and Simi Valley for classes with me for about a year now. It’s always fun to get together with them and share. This time they brought their son-in-law/nephew-in-law, Ryan, to join in. Ryan is a web/graphic designer who wanted to try out something a little more relaxed and unrestricted.
After learning a few new patterns (Angelfish, Squid, Sixty, Phycops, Btl-Joos), we agreed on using a circle on an Apprentice tile as our foundation. This gave us a little more room than the regular 3.5×3.5 tile. After we got our basic patterns down, everyone was on their own to embellish the patterns/tile as they wished. Then … out came the watercolor pencils. We had a great time filling in our “aquariums” and blending the colors with a Tombow Blending pen.
The work is beautiful. And Ryan, who hasn’t taken a class before, made a super nice tile and even ventured off and used a couple patterns we didn’t even discuss in the class. I did hand-out the “Organic Ocean” flyer from Meredith Yuhas, CZT, as well as my own list, that shows many patterns suitable for an ocean ZIA.
My next class …. Sunday, April 30th at Icarus Creative Arts Studio, 1pm-3pm. Grab a glass of wine in the Winery Tasting Room and come to the Studio to learn how to create “ZenGems” to enhance your Zentangle art!
(Ryan, Terri, Susan, Lori)
(poor picture quality care of Susan)