This piece is so full and vibrant, free but controlled. LeeAnn has dabbled in many forms of art over the years , such as sculpting porcelain dolls, calligraphy and watercolours, and now several of her children have taken up art in different forms. She says it has just become part of their lives.
So many different tangles (patterns) to choose from... can you see the fish in this last one? All the patterns have names and if you are interested you should look it up to see how to make them all... So intricate, fine and beautiful. So immediate too, as you are supposed to draw straight away, with the pen, freehand and bold eh!!
I love her black and white tangles, but it is her coloured work that knocks my socks off!! How about the next set???
The colouirong and shading give the patterns their depth and swirl, and as you can see, LeeAnn can do simple or complicated with ease - she would not say that however... She says "zentangling is a perfect place for me. It is relaxing and fun. It is actually fun to produce something you love when you doodle. I had been throwing my doodles away for years, they were not taken seriously... just a pastime. Now they are a form of art". Because she is a busy person, like the rest of us, she particularly likes it that she can spend a relatively short amount of time to be productive. She admits to being "a bit obsessed at the moment"!!
then have fun!! I just LOVE these ducks, don't you?? SO cute, but clever!! However, I think she should be a childrens' book illustrator when she can produce pictures like the following:
just so soft and loving...
More fun... this octopus is a version of an official tangle called ixorus, and it is where I came into zentangling, about a fortnight ago (as I write this piece). I entered a competition with my rendition, and found this lady's work, and now I have shared a bit of her inspirational stuff with you. I really hope you take the time to go and have another look at her work. She says "so my encouragement to any of you who have enjoyed my work... pick up your pens and join zentangle land. You will find it to be relaxing and fun". Well, everyone, I truly believe she fully deserves the badge she can now have for being showcased here.... ENJOY!!
Love and Light
Frankie - DragonsWeb