Saturday, June 2, 2012

Artist's Play Room #12

We're into APR #12, quite amazing, isn't it? We've been getting together here for 12 weeks! (Scroll down to see this week's theme) It's been such a pleasure getting to know you all and your art. Last week's theme was "Magnify" and I suggested looking at your subjects more closely and capture the details close up. We got a great collection of artwork, I found this week's theme especially enjoyable. Here's mine and all the other terrific participants from last week.

Title: "Lazy Daisy"
I decided to do my favorite flower, the simple daisy. I am so in love with
their petals, they're so expressive and curvy. Perfect for painting!
Morning Dewdrops made this lovely
Memorial Day memory flag with
fleur de lis embellishment.
Ritu has painted a sweet kiwi
fruit, I love the tiny hairs she
added around the outer border,
it really connotes that furriness!
Victoria has taken some amazing
photos of this magnifier.
It's very unusual and I'm
thinking old. so cool.
Dion's periwinkles are
so luscious and colorful.
Her works is always
Kim created this great
journal a while ago and
it fits perfectly the theme.
I love your work as always.
Sandee did this beautiful
garden close up with also
a close up inside of a
raccoon tail, she's
an over achiever!!
Minn has done a spectacular job of
capturing his violin close up. What
can I say except WOW. This is
so spectacular Minn, you're
a master artist.
I told Rita that I was gonna use
her as a perfect example. She
missed last week's bookmarks
so I said PUT them in this weeks!
Gorgeous aren't they?
Tracy captured this lovely new plant.
I love the veining so much he's
going in my "to be painted"
file with permission from Tracy.
Tracey was more literal and
produced a wonderfully
haunting piece. It's quite
Vonny did an amazing water drop
on the end of a macro petal. This
is seriously off the hook Von. WOW.

Darla has drawn a darling
close up of a radish. This is
just adorable Darla. Now
I want a salad though!
Rita shot a beautiful macro of
Karma's eye. Gorgeous!
(and the photo is great too, lol)
Meihsia has done a beautiful
collage frame with butterflies
I love her coloration, gorgeous!
Lynn has done some sweet
doodly birds for my close up
challenge, hey, doodly birds
look good close up!!
Carol has done a beautiful
 little floral watercolor,
She wasn't sure it fit
the theme but ALL art
 is always welcome!!
If you haven't read the rules & guidelines, please go here. If you've landed here after this challenge has been completed but would like to participate in a current or future Artist's Play Room Challenge, just either click on the APR button in the sidebar or click here and you'll be taken to the latest APR Challenge!

Are you having trouble using the Mr. Linky to add your submissions to APR? Well here's some help! Just click on HELP and you'll be taken to my Linky Help Page. Cool, huh? I've got your back!

This week I thought I'd do something simple and fun, the theme this week is "Let's Zentangle!". Zentangles are a form of artistic meditation that uses repetitive patterns to create images. Zentangling is also said to be creative doodling with a contained structure. They're fun and meditative to do and all you really need is a pencil and some paper. If you want to ink them up or paint them or whatever, more's the better! If you want to know more about what zentangling is, go check out these links...
Zentangling in your journal by DivaCindy Howe zentangles runners!My zentangle of the famous
Victoria Hanging Baskets
zentangled berries & leaves
by Shelly Beauch
Altered art, here a popcorn box
was zentangled
Carol makes beautiful glass
zentangle jewelry!
Now, if it makes you feel more comfortable you can call this doodling, lol. You, the artist, can get as complicated or create as simple a project as you'd like and as always, all forms of art are enthusiastically welcome. I would LOVE to see altered art or collage done including zentangles somehow. I can't wait to see all your creations, have at it, you bloggy people! Remember, you don't have to be great, just create. 

Love you all,
Be back soon, I'm sure.
Don't miss me too much.

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  1. all such beautiful work and such talented artists, so much creativity in one space,

  2. I'm so sorry that I couldn't participate during the last weeks. Well, this one I can make it. :))

  3. awesome wrap up and love love love your flower... that is really beautiful... the centre is really wonderfully handled... there is a bit of patience on show there my dear... and how good are your tangles of the hanging baskets... that is gorgeous!!!!

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  5. I love your flower....I love how it looks like it is floating about...sort of like dandelion seeds do....very lovely♥


  6. Hi Jennifer thanks for hosting another fabulous week..such beautiful entries!
    Wow...your flower is super-gorgeous..I am captivated by the light bouncing on the petals and also the misty backdrop of pale pink and blue..very dreamy..your daisy is dazzling and sublime!! Beautiful!
    PS: I don't know how to zentangle but I look forward to the posts!

  7. I'm so glad I am finally in the game! ;)
    Love your flower and I'm going to try and get to each of the entry blogs so I can appreciate their work more fully. Some I already follow, but maybe I can meet some new folks, too. :)

  8. Wow, your flower is so beautiful, you can almost see it swaying in the breeze. It is so delicate and I love the colours in the background.
    But, seriously Jenn, zentangles, are you trying to completely destroy my eyesight. I can feel some sore eyes coming on, as zentangles and a half blind blonde do not mix, much as I love them.
    Now, where's my magnifying glass:)

  9. Your daisy is just wonderful! I love it. The zentangles are so much fun to look at:) Have a great day! FranT

  10. Amazing Daisy Jenn, I love everything about it ;D
    You have quite a band of extremely talented artist in you're Playroom.
    I've received such encouragement from so many ~ what a special bunch they are.
    Thanks for hosting and I didn't visit last week but I'll make up for it this week I hope. Hugs Neesie x

  11. Your flower is SO well done, Jenn! And so is your hanging basket. I do apologize for posting and "old" post this week... but I wanted to play, yet me week is - well YOU know - filled with a horse! Haha.

  12. Hey girlfriend.... Here you have it, my very first Zentangle. Done at your inspiration and challenge, of course. I've got to "hand" it to you (HAHA), you know how to bring out the best in a girl. I hope to live up to your tough standards on art. I'm just an ol' cowgirl from the state (HA) calling myself an "artist" here when really, I'm just a cardmaker. I wish I had one thimble-full of your talent.

    Smooches to you, from the East...

    With love,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  13. Wow, what a great "play room"!

  14. My first zentangle, so please be kind. I'm already frightened off by the wonderful submissions I've looked at.
    One I Made Earlier Today

  15. I knew I'd do it wrong to begin with - but I have now uploaded my first zentangle - like Lynn above, TeRRified - but it was enjoyable and I'm sure I will do more :0)

  16. Jennifer, I do no know whether my painting can really be called a 'tangle' though it does have some repetitive circles, squiggles etc...I linked it up and, as usual thought about it only afterwards! Hope it's ok.
    I should thank you for the visit. :-)

  17. I love Zentangles and consider Sandy Steen Bartholomew, Beez in The Belfry author, one of my blogging friends. Not only is her work outstanding, but she is one of the kindest artists I know. Blessings!

  18. Hello, all. I have been out of touch for almost three weeks. I had my Mom visiting and we filled every day with activities and lots of restaurants. We had a good time. Then a few days later an old friend from my teen years and her husband stopped on their way to meet a motor coach cavalcade out West. We also packed a lot into their 4 day visit! I woke up the next day with a cold and pink eye! it must have been from the visit to the Brookfield Zoo the day before, tons of children. Jenn, my entry was done awhile ago but it is a ZIA, so hope it is okay. I saw your wonderful Chopsticks ZIA on your blog. Really beautiful! Your wonderful colorful flower, too!


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