Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Zentangle Bird

I wanted to try an idea I'd seen in Sherrill Kahn's "Magic with Markers" book. Instead of the little native American dolls she creates, I drew a stylized bird on white cotton fabric, and added lots of bling with a black Ultra-Fine Sharpie. Fun! Color was used to add interest with: metallic markers, water soluble colored pencils, and fabric paint markers. I cut around the bird shape with a layer of plain cotton underneath, then sewed almost all the way around the edges. In the 1 1/2 inch opening, I stuffed cotton balls to make my bird dimensional. Finally, I finished the edges with a dark red zigzag stitch.

Work from the Exhibit

It's been over a month since I've posted, and here's my excuse: my camera was lost on a trip up to Montana to see family. I'll be getting a new one soon, but in the meantime here are a couple images from the exhibit of my work this summer in the lobby of the Colorado Springs City Administration building.

One of my new transparent collages

Summer Dance

Summer Dance
One of my collages