I'm new to ALAW this year. I lurked about the blog last year admiring the vast variety and creative results of all those amazing alphabets. This year I just had to play along. I gave lots of thought and sketches about to how to present it and for this first try I wanted to stay with something I feel somewhat confident in completing.
I live in Seattle, WA and just last year really embraced the idea of exploring my artistic self more fully. I started a blog, started an art journal, started experimenting with acrylics, mixed media, collage and even digital art - it's all SO much fun! I've made some new blogger acquaintances and love following along as they explore their creativity too - I can't wait to meet everyone joining in here.
I've become enamored of zentangling and thought that would be a fun way for me to combine my love for tangling and for experimenting in lettering. So here are my letters for January.
Obviously, I've decided to do my 'dotty' alpha first. I created dots of spattered watercolor as the background and the colors will progress through the color wheel three times (red, orange, yellow, yellow green, green, blue green, blue, purple). The tiles will also be connected with the ribbon of circles on black (more dots) and then filled in with zentangle patterns. I'm thinking I will bind it in some book format because I'm eager to try my hand at some simple bookbinding but that remains to be seen.
I'm loving what I'm seeing from others so far and can't wait to see what the year brings.....