Paisley project

I am taking a portfolio building class that I actually signed up for the end of last year… it runs from March to June…May’s assignment was to create a square shaped paisley design.

I started this project in several steps and I approached using Zentangle patterns. I really enjoy doing Zentangle shapes. They are very relaxing.

Then I tried a Carla Sonheim technique to come up with a design for the square (those bits and pieces of color are actually collage pieces:

And I added color.

Then I pulled it into Procreate and played with it some more. I spent a lot of time in the Procreate phase. I added more paisleys and tweaked the color and this is my final piece.

The Zen of Kitty

September is almost over and Halloween is coming. My mom is a big lover of all things Halloween, horror, etc. she grew up reading horror comics and is still addicted to that genre.

It takes about two mailing days for my mom to get her cards that I mail. I always have to allow for that two day buffer when I want something delivered by a specific day.

That said, October 1st is Monday. OMG! Already? Yep. Since my mom loves Halloween so much, I am starting the Halloween cats tomorrow so that she receives the first one Monday and she’ll get a daily Halloween themed kitty until after the Day of the Dead.

So for all of you macabre, horror, gothic and Halloween fans out there, you’re in for a treat!