In the middle of all the Christmas preparations, I found a note in my sons backpack asking for silent auction donations for his school. I love his school for many reasons. One is that they do a fantastic job teaching and nurturing the children. The other is that they don't do fund raisers. I hate fundraisers. I know that they can be a necessary evil but they can be a drag. That look in your coworkers eye when you approach them with a sign up sheet often resembles a deer caught in the head lights. The school has found many creative ways to raise money for the school and I love them for it. This year the head of the PTA is going to try out a silent auction at the yearly spaghetti dinner. When I got the note, I wondered what we could do to help. Naturally I thought of making a zentangle or zentangle inspired art right away. A few emails later, and I was officially making art for the auction.
At first I had thought that I would make a Valentine's Day inspired piece as the auction is just a few days before. After talking it out and thinking it over, I was concerned that Valentine's Day theme might limit interest. I have been interested in zendalas lately so I figured that I would give one a try.
In looking for a pattern to use I came across Laser Forge Designs and their beautiful designs. I ended up using the Quadrifoglio pattern for my starting place. After staring at the traced out design for a while, I decided to just pick a pattern and get started.
|Approximately 7" on watercolor paper using 0.1 and .005 Micron pens with pencil shading.|
I have it all framed up and will deliver it soon. Here is the piece framed. Sorry that the photo is a little awkward but photographing the stuff framed is not easy.
|12X12" framed with 8X8" opening.|