MOVING TO NEW SITE


I just wanted to let everyone know that I am not missing, instead I have ventured into the wonderful world of my own website!

http://www.craftyartistkc.com is now live. Although it is not completed, I am slowly transitioning my posts over to the new site. Please please please go check it out and subscribe via email. I will be adding a lot more ways to follow me, but for now, please subscribe via email.

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Lunchtime Doodle – 05/02/2017


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As I was thinking of what to draw, I came across this zentangle pattern called Pharro. Now this pattern starts with a curved line and then a dip below that curved line. There are lines that criss cross inside the dip, and then lines are drawn upwards to the initial curved line. Now I thought of this pattern at first as a flower. It just makes sense as a flower, but  I wanted it to be a little unique. With drops hanging off each side and a sense of life protruding from the other side of the curved line.

But as I was drawing this, something else came to mind. Unfortunately for you, I am just unable to capture exactly what is in my head because my realism craft is very premature. But I wanted to give a little taste of this underwater jester I created out of this same pattern. It was fun to create, and pushed the boundaries of my abilities at the moment. Hopefully I will get better in the future.

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I had fun creating each of these artist tiles over my lunch break, which was approximately 45 minutes. If I had actually sat down and focused on the ending design, I may have been able to come up with something better. But alas, this is the point of my lunchtime doodles. I want to push myself creatively in the few minutes I have set aside for lunch.

Let me know what you think of each of these in the comments below. Don’t be afraid to critique and link back to any Pharro designs you have come up with.

Very Big Sketchbook – Page 7


This is the seventh page in my Sketchbook. I wanted to do something very different than the other pages. This didn’t turn out like I had envisioned,  but at the same time it seems very fun. 

I learned by trial and error how to draw a new flower for future drawings. The flower at the bottom is the one I am referring to. I may color this in the future one day but right now I am gonna keep it black and white. 

What is your favorite part of this piece? Tell me in the comments below. 

Lunchtime Doodle – 4/21/2017


IMG_20170421_150720_839 As you guys are well aware, I have a mere 45 minutes to doodle or unplug as I like to call it. I have been taking my Artists Tiles to work to do just that. This piece is pretty small, It is on a 3×3 square. Although it is blown up pretty big here, I promise it was small.

I love these small tiles because of the time restraint I have, I can devote just enough time to trying out new patterns. Let me know what you think about this in the comments below!

Very Big Sketchbook – Page 5


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So could I just leave this here without any words? No I don’t think so. I wanted to make a bunch of flowers, however, It didn’t really turn out like I wanted it to. So, I built some circles around it. I can’t scratch this and move on because it is in my journal, so I kept adding details until it somewhat resembled something I could post.

What are your thoughts on this piece? Tell me in the comments below.

Crafty Web Mandala


This mandala came to be long before I really got into Zentangle, but it implements so many principles of that. This mandala was created a while ago, but I realized I hadn’t shared it yet with you guys. Since my current project is taking longer than one sitting, I decided to share it.

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I would love to know what you feel about this piece. Please tell me in the comments below!

Do you Zentangle?


Zentangle is an art form that teaches you how to use relaxing strokes to create beautiful works of art. Sometimes you’ll see me referencing Zentangle as it has really taught me a lot about different techniques. I store my Zentangle Patterns in a photo book I purchased for barely anything. It holds standard sized photos and its is perfect for what I need it for, which is a reference book.

There are a vast amount of patterns and almost just as many sites that are designed to show you versions of each. One of my favorite websites, TanglePatterns is one of the most complete sites I have found for the patterns, short of buying a book, this is my go-to way to learn new patterns. Some of my favorites are pictured below:

I would greatly encourage all artists no matter what your skill to check out this wonderful method that is sweeping the world. Fall in love with each pattern the way I have.

Have you heard of the Zentangle Method before? If you have, please tell me in the comments below which is your favorite and if you have found any sites specifically designed for this method.

I look forward to learning more about you all!