Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A wonderful new (to me) artist

So, I've become a bit of a stalker ~ well maybe more of a crazed fan but I recently found this blog called "The Quilt Rat," and I'm just in love with her work, both on fabric and on paper. No one should have that much talent. Her "doodles" are to die for.

I came across a post a while back about zentangles and have been obsessed with them ever since. I really really want to try to do one which is kinda crazy cause I can't draw ~ but it's more of a doodle... well, the first ones I saw were but Jill Buckley's doodles are phenomenal art that incorporates zentangle artistry. She recently had a give-away and I just found out that I won my favorite! It's called Spiral the seahorse ~ but you can see them all here.

She also does great fabric art ~ sometimes combining the two. Make sure you check out her blog. It's not only great eye candy but wonderfully inspiring. We've also emailed back and forth a couple of times and she seems like a really great person too.

Oh, and here is a great video on how to draw Zentangles.

Let me know if you give this a try. I'd love to see what you can do with it. Me, I copied an outline of a Flamingo and I may just try to "zentangle" it!


I, Robot said...

Wow! Very cool.

Quilt Rat said...

Awh What a terrific post! Thanks so much for all the fabulous comments.
Who couldn't use some crazed fans????

just be warned doodling can become addictive

jillytacy said...

Lucky you, that's a perfect picture for you! This art is amazing!! I love it and am totally hooked. I'm going to school to ask the art teacher if she knows about this and can show me.

CritterLady said...

That was an awesome video! I'm gonna have to try that zentangle stuff myself. It would look great on a scrapbook page. Thanks, Cuz!