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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Chariot of Tangles

Terri emails:
I am an artist and an athlete, inside my mind. The artist, thanks to Zentangle, is beginning to emerge and I am hoping the athlete is not far behind. I will blame two things for my delayed art emersion, a brother that wielded crayons like Picasso and an assortment of evil Spirograph toys. Each and every Spirograph I received over a span of birthdays had faulty pens. I don't believe I had success completing even one project.

Now, my faith in drawing has been renewed. Your simple to follow techniques have shown me that I can finish a project to be proud of. My husband loves my drawings . . . well, he did until I used his car as a canvas. Did you realize that Zentangle flames on a Dodge shadow are somewhat of a conversation starter?

I always knew approximately what part of town my husband was in because I'd receive texts that said, "Hey, I just saw your husband's car." A young man recently bought said car and digs the drawings.

I thank you for having the insight to put the instructions together and show a technique that can . . . 'one stroke at a time'. . . erase my fear of drawing as well as put my Spirograph ghosts behind me.


P.S. The hood is duct taped. My husband is a good sport. Maybe that is why he brought home another blank canvas, ummm I mean, white car.

Thanks, Terri!

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Suzanne said...

That's so cool! I can't believe you were willing to sell it, although the new blank canvas must have made it easier. What kind of ink did you use on the car?

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Dante Mallet said...

That is definitely a good car marker! People will certainly know that it is your car based on the personal design and style. And making your car a canvas for an artwork is a genius idea! It only goes to show that an artist is willing to push the envelope, even if it means making his auto a canvas!