Today, I have another of my "Craft Book Mash-ups!" Two books that collided to give you my latest creation, Citysketch Paris: Over 100 Creative Prompts for Sketching the City of Lights and Tangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric Artists: Relax, Meditate, and Create with Rhythmic Stitches.
Citysketch Paris is set up so that you can sketch right on the pages but I wanted to try it a bit bigger so I copied the page out on 8 1/2 by 11 paper.
I then drew the stringers on the ceiling areas of the pantheon.
Using a whole bunch of the zentangle tutorials in Tangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric Artists, I filled in the ceiling area of the pantheon.
Have you ever filled in a drawing with Zentangles? I'm kind of thinking that filling in the areas of fabric like this might be kind of interesting?
In 1744, a gravely ill Louis XV vowed to build a shrine to St. Genevieve should he survive. He recovered, and work began on what would later become known as the Panthéon.
After decades-long delays, marked by Louis’s eventual death, the French Revolution, and several design changes, the final construction was completed in 1791. The building, a close facsimile of the famous Pantheon in Rome, includes classical facets of ancient design, such as Corinthian columns and a Greek cross floorplan. It now serves as the final— secular—resting place for many great men and women of France, including Victor Hugo, Voltaire, Jean Monnet, Pierre and Marie Curie, and Émile Zola.
Complete this sketch of the interior of the Panthéon in Paris. Be sure to embellish it with the grandeur of its decor.
More about the fun Race Point travel sketching journal which is also a fun way to learn about history and art and great city locations that are must-sees!
by Melissa Wood
Part aspirational, part creative, and all doodle, Citysketch Paris is a compilation of creative prompts geared to immerse you in the wonders of magnificent Paris. Finish partially created Parisian landscapes, sketch accessories to accompany a chic French wardrobe, doodle your own uniquely-styled versions of Louvre masterpieces, and loads more. With over 100 prompts, try your hand at sketching landscapes, art, architecture, fashion, people, food, and culture. This is a complete course in Parisian culture for the enamored. Be inspired. Get creative. After all, drawing a little will help you dream big.
Melissa Wood is an illustrator and architectural aficionado. She regularly travels to cities all over America and the world and sketches her way through them. Her clients include Crate & Barrel, Trader Joe’s, Neiman Marcus Direct, Nordstrom’s, Kate’s Paperie, John Grisham, George Lucas, Nikki Hilton, and Oprah Winfrey.
More about the new CPi book:
by Jane Monk
Zentangle = filling odd shaped spaces with repetitive patterns using pen and paper, developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Zentangle quilting = filling odd shaped spaces with repetitive patterns using machine stitches and thread.
Tangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric Artists takes the concepts, theory and method of Zentangle and transfer them into quilting patterns and projects. You will learn how to create tangle patterns on paper and then how to create the same patterns in thread, the key difference being that Zentangle patterns on paper are 'one stroke at a time' while quilting patterns are most efficiently achieved in one continuous line. Zentangle-inspired quilting projects include materials, how to mark and prepare fabric, tricks and tools.
Jane has designed quilt patterns for publication in quilting magazines, including a short DVD showcasing the basics of Zentangle and quilting. She has taught numerous classes in Zentangle, quilting, free motion stitching and doll making.In 2010 Jane became a Certified Zentangle Teacher and combines her love of Zentangle and Quilting by bringing these two complimentary mediums together. Zentangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric Artists is Jane's first book. Web site; www.janemonkstudio.comblog: http://janemonkstudio.blogspot.com/