High Desert or Sky colored seashore lets have both. Take a vacation designing, with my very rich colored original relief sculpture totems and accessories. You can see the seashore beach influence, but the Santa Fe style Southwest is there too. Make this rich wall décor anything you can dream up. Vintage beads, stones, glass, wood fragments, real turquoise, are all attached to a 3 inch wide quality wood plank shape. When a great fluid design is accomplished, the whole creation is hand painted with my signature patented translucent glazes, then sealed. The piece is then signed dated and titled by me. A wonderful heirloom treasure for generations to come. Much less costly then a high traffic gallery site like Taos or Key West. My totems of all sizes sell in the thousands. All creations in this grouping are for sale. Use some of your own life's adventure artifacts to complete this wall texture relief sculpture collection. I have many different totems in stock, ready to be shipped as they are my best selling art. Conversation me or call me. I can send more pictures or design a wall grouping just for you for you home or office. The walls of your home where ever it is located are the road map of your life's adventures. Show your personal style and love of color. I can give you original collectible vintage art for a reasonable price shipped insured by Fed Ex. Totems pictures are 3 inches wide by 39 to 60 inches long. With or without attached stones. Totems can be hung horizontally too. Small collage Fluidity is 9 inches square. Available in other sizes. Flat painted ceiling tin 12 inches square. Many style color genres available. Colors of totems not so dark much more rich and vibrant. ************ ALL ART IN PICTURES NOT 329.99************* **************Creations in picture priced separately. 329.00 refers to square 9 inch flat painted collage in lower left. Whole Grouping wholesale price below. Totems adorned with real turquoise and other semi-precious stones. This grouping can be made larger with additional creations I have completed. Pottery not part of Items for sale. $2,798.99.00 Total Price For Totems 3, 4, 4.6 and 5 feet tall by 3 inches, Fluidity Collage, and flat painted Texas Star 12 Inches square. 6 creations total. Other totem pictures art available in shop. Check out my website www.antiquetinexpressions.net Layaway Available Call for info 309-565-4876
Sonia King, mosaic artist, educator and author, creates contemporary mosaics for gallery, architectural and home settings. Her award-winning mosaic art is exhibited internationally and represented in private, public and museum collections. Sonia King teaches advanced mosaic workshops around the world and wrote the bestselling book Mosaic Techniques & Traditions.
Plants placed in flower pots are only one of the numerous wonderful tactics to boost a home or space. Painting flower pots is among the simplest approaches to decorate them! Terra Cotta flower pots are quite inexpensive, in contrast to the faux plastic look-a-likes, and though they are easy and plain there are lots of methods to spice them up.
Easy-to-make garden mosaic crafts add color and beauty to the garden. I love DIY garden mosaic projects that are both practical and artistic. Broken plates, tiles, coffee mugs all can create beautiful works of art for the garden. On this page you will find that creating mosaic stepping stones, garden path, planters, fountains and outdoor furniture for the garden […]
This was a fun end-of-the-year project from Art Club last year. I needed a project that would be easy for a sub to do because I wasn't sure I'd be there for the last couple of weeks. My daughter was having twins, so we didn't know when I might have to head out to help with the new babies. As it turned out, I was able to finish up my classes before the babies arrived. (Hard to believe they are almost 5 months old already!) Artists chose either the lego figure or a narrow strip (3x11 inches) for their design. I supplied a sample sheet of about 12 pattern ideas, but they were encouraged to come up with their own. I had the artists draw light curved or straight lines to divide the space and then fill the spaces with patterns. We used black fine-tipped pens and added some colored pencil. The smaller paper kept the careful pattern work from being too overwhelming to young artists. But many chose the lego figure knowing it would take more time to complete. Doodling and pattern making are a great way to explore line, and Art Club artists found it relaxing too. So did I! (I found the Lego guy here.)
Here are Zentangle's instructions for the tangle Paradox, from the February 2008 newsletter. Paradox is one of my favorite tangles and I seem to do it rather well. Perhaps those two things are related! :-) I've been asked about it occasionally, how did I do this or that. I thought about doing a video but that's just a bit more than I can take on right now. So I decided to post some tips and ideas here, and hope to make them clear enough. TIPS! TIP #1: The elegant curves show best if the lines are close together. See the difference. TIP #2: Agh! But what if you accidentally leave too much space between some lines? Simple! Just add a line or two between the ones that are too spacey, like this: Then again, never say never. I tried deliberately leaving wide spaces that I then filled with other tangles. You can see the results here. TIP #3: Paradox works best in triangles or squares. It's not bad in a pentagon but gets worse and worse as there are more and more sides. For one thing, the center deteriorates quickly as you move in. Besides, drawing a fairly regular shape with more than four sides, freehand, is quite a challenge. Stick with squares and triangles. TIP #4: There are two looks that can be achieved with Paradox. In my classes I call them Fans and Twists. Here they are: Paradox is essentially a square or triangular spiral. These two effects are obtained depending on which direction you send your spirals. TWISTS: Regardless of whether you spiral clockwise or counter-clockwise, if you spiral in the same direction in every section you'll end up with twists. FANS: To get the fans you need to spiral in the opposite direction from section to section. Starting with squares Starting with triangles If you prefer to be less technical and more intuitive, you can look at what's happening in the section adjacent to the one you want to work in, and note where the lines need to converge and where they need to splay out. TIP #5: Munchin is a tangle that flows particularly nicely placed next to Paradox. Others that could work well this way are Tri-po, Facets, possibly Hibred (scroll down the link). I can also see possibilities for Tripoli (another of my favorite tangles) and Betweed. This is a rectangle divided in three. The red arrows show where the divisions are. AND THEN SOME! THEN SOME #1: Paradox also makes a nice border design. Start with a row of squares or triangles, then decide whether you want fans or twists. THEN SOME #2: An interesting variation is to fill in every other stripe. Don't do this going around the spiral the way you did the tangle. It's too easy to get confused that way. Begin on one side and fill in to the center, then move on to another side. THEN SOME #3: The triangles or squares you use don't all have to meet neatly at the corners. Interesting things happen when they're placed randomly. You can also use a mix of triangles and squares. THEN SOME #4: Sometimes when I'm doing Paradox using squares there's an odd-shaped section, like a trapezoid. (What a great word!) I've found a few ways of dealing with this challenge. One thing you can do is separate that end bit and deal with it on its own. This leaves a triangle and you can fill it in a number of ways: 1) fill the triangle with Paradox with a twist effect 2) fill the triangle with Paradox with a fan effect 3) fill the triangle Munchin style to extend the fan 4) fill the triangle Munchin style in the other direction Another option is to fill the odd shape entirely with Paradox, adding an extra line or two occasionally as you're spiralling around. You need to think about the direction of the spiral in order for the extra lines to fill the proper space. The aim is to get the (temporarily) empty center area looking more like a regular square. THEN SOME #5: Never say never, right? While the classic Paradox is done entirely with straight lines - thus the paradox - it can also be done using curved lines. It takes a little more concentration. THEN SOME #6: If you're feeling confident, here's something to try: partial Paradox! This requires imagining what's not there, but (of course) it doesn't have to be exact or perfect. Here you can see: 1st: a string 2nd: other tangles (Crescent Moon, Florez, Keenees, Prestwood, Tripo), with two sections left blank. The solid green line makes a nice square in the section where I want to put Paradox. Normally I'd draw it in black. Then there's a dotted green line where I need to imagine the far edge of the other Paradox square. 3rd: one and a half Paradoxes and the final section filled with Gingham THEN SOME #7: Paradox in a paradox. See the Paradox section in the lower left of the tile below? Going from the point in the center, there's a Paradox triangle, a Paradox square, and a partial Paradox. In the square section I did Paradox until about halfway in, then, I reversed direction! Cool! Other tangles here: Moving Day, Ninja Stars, Screen - all mine! FINALLY Here's a pencil string, some notes about what I did, and the Paradox result: There are more examples of Paradox in other Zentangle newsletters here (scroll down) and here (scroll down). I was about to throw out all the examples I did for this post when I thought, Hmm. Let's stick 'em all together and see what happens. So here it is, the all-in-one (minus one) Paradox visual tutorial! HAVE FUN! (and congratulations to anyone who stuck through it to the end!) THIS JUST IN! August 2011: For another take on Paradox, using a two-sided shape (how cool is that!) see the Zentangle blog post for August 26. June 2012: for a cool variation that I call feathered Paradox see my blog post of June 22, 2012 August 2018: See Rick Roberts' post Paradox Metaphors here. April 2020: Another variation, Crazy Paradox, here on my blog.