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Enthusiastic Artist {Sandy Bartholomew, CZT} [Beez in the Belfry] It started as a "great idea" - as they often do... and turned into a major project! Now my eyes are starting to cross from staring at the screen and I realize I haven't eaten anything since... wow... it's been more than 7 hours! I think it is time to call it a day, post the new ebook, and go watch some "Vampire Diaries" to relax. Over a week ago, I decided I wanted to create a new tangle, as a gift, and post it on here to wish you all a wonderful holiday. Seemed simple enough, right? The image for the "card" grew... so I decided to take step-by-step photos of the decisions and process. I asked my sister and Bonnie to take a look and say if it is OK to post. I love it. That sounds like a thumbs up to me. I've posted the new ebook, Inspiration Sketchbook #3 - The Bauble Tree on Etsy and on my Wazala shop. Update: This is the shopping cart screen (above). After you pay, you will receive an email receipt in your inbox from Wazala with the download link in the receipt.

Photoshop Elements > Type Tool Horizontal Type Tool Select the Horizontal Type tool. The Mask type tools are covered here. The Text On type tools are covered here. Options Bar/Tool Options Choices You enter text with the Type tool much like you do with a word processor. Before you start entering text, make the following choices in options bar/Tool Options. Photoshop Elements 10 & Earlier Let's go from left-to-right on the options bar. Photoshop Elements 10 & Earlier Choice #1 - Font Select a font in the options bar. The fonts you see didn't come with Photoshop Elements. They're the fonts that are already on your computer. Choice #2 - Font Style Select a font style. Choice #3 - Font Size Select a point size. Font size is discussed in greater detail below. Choice #4 - Anti-alias Pixels on curves, like those of the letter S on the left below, stick out. The edges of the letter is jagged. Anti-aliasing, as seen in the letter S on the right, adds shading to smooth out the curves. Anti-aliasing On Anti-aliasing Off Create Text

ZENTANGLES and STUFF {Margaret Bremner, CZT} [Enthusiastic Artist → Tangle insructions] Wow. I am really thrilled with this one! Yes, there are step-outs! (Oh, alright! I noticed this interlacing on the box of the game Isle of Skye. Deconstructing this pattern encountered a lot of false starts. Once I had figured out how to draw it, I drew it a few times on a tile. Don't forget to shade it, although it looks quite alright without. Well, my goodness! The first is from Bunte Gallerie on YouTube: The next is one is from Kathrin Bendel, also on YouTube. And one from Ellen Wolters, who has done video demos of a great many tangle patterns. Zentangle {Helen Williams} [a little lime] Read about it and see samples here Read about it and see samples here Read about this pattern and see some samples here Read about this pattern and see some samples here Read about this pattern and see samples here Examples of this and alternative method here I draw string a lot so it's all over the blog. ("Well" is an official Zentangle pattern - this is just my spin on it) See an example of Morning Glories here See samples of bloom here Read about it here, see it in action here Read about it and see samples here find steps to this technique here

Amazing Sketch Book Drawings by paul0v2 Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:18 This amazing sketch book belongs to Russian artist and illustrator Irina Vinnik. These sketches are so amazingly done that they look more like the final piece, each page takes you to a different world of details that makes you dive into this drawings. Take a look and let us know what you think. For more from Irina Vinnik visit

{Sue Jacobs, CZT} Click on any pattern to enlarge (or follow the links to the original posts) Zhostovo Border Ace Tootsie Octonet Vigne Lezy LaBel Kyiv Bumps Pots Mingle Garl Wix Zaturn Plaited Jilli Galilieo Zentangle® Hi All, I know this isn't watercolor, although I do combine it with watercolors sometimes, but I'm answering the question that was raised in this morning's "WASH" as to what zentangle® is. I've become a Certified Zentangle Teacher, or CZT, since I used to hang around here in WC and I just wanted to post this somewhere where those who asked the question as to what zentangle® is would see the answer. (My making anywhere near beginning of the "Daily Wash" thread is a rarity.) Yes, as someone said, and to put it simply, zentangle® is a meditative form of art using repetitive patterns. Tangles are basically done on 3.5" X 3.5" tiles with a micron pen, no artistic talent needed. And here is a zentangle® inspired piece of artwork, or as it's called in the tangling world, a ZIA, that I began by dropping watercolors onto Strathmore bristol paper. And a few done with a watercolor base on a zentangle® tile. I'm really just answering the question asked.

{Erin Koetz Olson, CZT} [The Bright Owl → Zendala Dare] # En haut à G