From the sketchbook of Linda M Smith. I drew this with pencil in my bed on a day close to Autumnal Equinox. You see my vertical blinds and the sliding glass door to my porch, where I let my 2 tuxedo cats, YaHabibi and Tippy, out
I incorporated Zentangle patterns and added the 4 Gates. I am inspired by Tibetan mandalas and artwork of deities such as Avalokiteswara. As you can see, I love hearts and stars and colors as well as black-and-white.
I borrowed from a wall mural at a local wifi cafe. Andrew, one of the owners, just had a baby girl! Micah is his brother. They serve up coffee, tea, bagels, panini and salads, etc. I borrowed light and shadow from the table next to me. Added the chandelier, and turned a Millennial male customer with flowered grey shorts on into T-Rex.
I saw a T-Rex puppets at the nearby ePuppets store. I am praying for an economic healing in Mount Shasta. So sorry to see Village Books and Crystal Angels close! Boo!
I made this up. On the left, we have Printemps in green and blue. That word is French for spring. In the middle, we have Static. The Crescent Moons pattern is at top. On the right, I forget the name, but it’s woven. Worth my time and money to learn these! You can find Zentangles on Pinterest and copy or modify. I find them easy.
I learned Zentangles from a workbook. A woman artist invented these. I forget the name of the publisher. There are 8 workbooks in this series. At least. I bought the Number 1 Zentangles workbook at The Velvet Elephant in Mount Shasta, California.
I definitely recommend drawing in cafes! I borrowed from the Wassayaks wall mural, some of its furniture, and a young guy, to whom I gave a T-Rex head. He keeps his own shorts and t-shirt!