Thursday, April 7, 2011
A is for Angel
I have started working on a Zentangle Alphabet book. I may call it AlphaZen, or something like that. I set up some parameters for my book: 1) each letter would be done as a zentangle; 2) each word I used, like A is for "Angel," would be a word that I was drawn to, and it would be 5 letters long; 3) each page spread would include a quotation or definition that worked for that word; and, 4) I'd use my photographs or digital art for the images.
Here's my letter A that I did as a zentangle.
The quotation I chose: "When I was a child I thought I saw an angel. It had wings and kinda looked like my sister. I opened the door so some light could come into the room, and it sort of faded away. My mother said it was probably my Guardian Angel." (Denzel Washington)
The image at the top of the page has one of my photos of the ocean as the background. The young lady was my paternal grandmother, Rosilia Theroux Marchesseault.
I've worked on lots of old family photos, and this is the one I used for my angel image. My grandmother was 15 years old in this picture.
Lastly, this is what the first page spread looks like. I have a few more letters done. I'm up to F! I'll post as I go along.