Hi Rick and Maria,Now, take a look at these images!
I ordered the Zentangle kit about a month ago and have enjoyed drawing all the patterns in the kit and new ones from your newsletters.
I am a gourd artist, so immediately I thought about doing Zentangle designs on a gourd. I did not use a "string" but drew each pattern separately without thinking which one I would do next. As I went around the gourd my creativity keep flowing until I had 14 different patterns. I tried to make each one flow into the other. Essentially, each pattern was drawn twice; once in pencil then again with a wood burning pen. All the shading was done with different wood burning tips using low, med or high heat. The higher the heat, the darker the color. The bottom of the gourd is stained with black gourd ink dyes and then sprayed with acrylic.
The New Mexico Gourd Society had their festival this weekend so I entered it into competition. I won "First Place in the "My Masterpiece Master Gourd Artist" division and the "Viewer's Choice" award which is voted on by the public. Everyone wanted to know how I did it. I had many questions and the first thing I did was to tell them to go to Zentangle.com! Thank you Maria and Rick for what will be many years of Zentangle!
Those pictures are so beautiful. Thanks, Barb.
We've invited Barb to check this post's comments in case you have any questions for her.