Pat Mathes,CZT
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Moments #17

Another month already - Moments #17 was fun to play with.  Thanks to Lonetta at CreA(R)Tives for the template again. I used Polychromos for the color, and did a backwash in the background with BlueGrey Derwent Watercolor Pencil and finished off with some Printemps using one of the new shades of 06 Gray Gelly Roll pens.

Monday, May 18, 2020


The one thing I have been enjoying is creating Mandalas.  Some are from watching videos, some from challenges, some from classes.  When I create mandalas, I can really escape into a zen zone.  The creation takes focus, which takes my thoughts to a place where the only thing that matters is the art I am working on.   Here are a few that I have done lately.


Boy, some days it is just hard to pick up pen.  This calendar helps - a little bit each day or every other day.  Here are the first 15 days of May.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Moments #16

Cre(A)Rtives Moments 16 was a bit of a challenge to me.  I didn't want to strictly follow the template, but was not "seeing" it.  So not as happy with this one, partly due to the colors (and the spilled water), but I like the patterning.

More Self-Isolation Tangling

A couple more pieces from yesterday. I took a Unity Glow class from Romi Marks (Tangled Yogi) which was a wonderful exploration of colored pencil work on gray tile. My word was Resilience as I feel this is what we all need right now.
The second one is a tile created following a video by Christina Carroll on You Tube. I really enjoy watching these videos as I learn the techniques of other artists. This particular one was working with watercolor pencils, which I need a lot more training with. This was quite a bit of fun to create.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

What's up??

Finally finished my Compass Rose project.  This has been a couple of months in the works because I put it aside until I decided how I wanted to finish it.  This is a 9"x9" gray-toned paper.  I used polychromo colored pencils, gold gelly roll and white gelly roll, with a black Micron PN for the inking.
I also followed along with KTT 27 and 28,

Now onward - more projects.