Friday, September 28, 2012


Zendala - A perfect blend of zentangle and mandala.
Here are my zendalas that I worked on today. I used a CD to trace around to make a 12 cm across circle (that's around 4.75 inches for those that don't know metric). I used Sharpie and a black art pen.

Kristin Tip: For those that want artwork that will last a long time, do NOT use Sharpie markers as they are not acid free and will discolor over time.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Howling Wolf ATC

Created for MoonDog17 for the MMH Forest Animals Any Medium thread on AFA.
Took about 30-45 minutes and was made with black art pen and colored pencil.

Apples are Red ATC Swap

Here are my Zentangle inspired apples artist trading cards for the Apples are Red My Love swap over at

Each took around 30 minutes- 1 hour to create and were made with black art pens and colored pencil.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Palm Trees ATC Swap

I just got back in the saddle at AFA (that's the ATCs for All forums) making artwork for the first time in about 6 months. I've been so busy, but I'm really glad to be doing my artist trading cards again. I joined up in the Hand Drawn/Painted Palm Trees swap and here are my entries. All 3 were created using colored pencil and black art pen, and each took about 30 mins to 1 hour to make.