“The Queen” mixed Media on 4 x 4 gesso board

I used Faber Castell and Micron Pens to complete the physical artwork. Then, I took a photograph of it with a Sony CyberShot and then digitally enhanced the image using Adobe Photoshop.

Art Journal Entry for July 24th, 2018.

Journal Entry July 22, 2018

I used Gelatos and pens by Faber Castell for doing the background and coloring in some of the stencils. I love their products. Liquitex Acrylic paint and mediums, Micron Pens, Prismacolor colored pencils, Gellyroll pens, Faber Castell Gelatos and pens, Windsor &Newton and Jane Davenport Watercolors are must-haves in my art supplies. I also like Jim Holtz and Dylusions products.

Art Journal July 21, 2018

This entry is from July 21, 2018 I think. The day after I saw the orthopedic surgeon and learned that I HAVE to lose 40 pounds before they can operate and give me 2 new hips. Time for some major lifestyle changes!!! I’ve been exercising on my recumbent bicycle every morning as soon as I wake up and have found that it’s already helping with my stiffness and pain. Soon, I’ll add swimming into the mix. I ordered a cute bathing suit online.

Zentangle

I saw a Zentangle book in Barnes and Nobles about 2 years ago and picked it up out of curiosity. It appealed to me so I bought it and now have quite a collection on Zentangle books. There is something about completing the repetitive patterns and pen strokes that absorbs the mind and eases anxiety or worry. Instagram is a great place to see Zentangle art from others around the world.

Mandala

For this Mandala I used a variety of mediums and products such as Micron pens, a compass, Faber Castell pens, Gellyroll pens, watercolor and Gelatos also by Faber Castell. Since it is so detailed with Zentangle patterns, this Mandala took me about 18 hours to complete. It is on mixed media paper and currently unframed. JRiaz

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