Taking a Break

Published April 12, 2015 by microncat

I haven’t posted anything on my blog in ages, because I never could seem to get in the habit of doing so.  Several folks have asked about new Zentangle(r) classes.  Because I have a lot of things going on in my life this year, I’m taking a break from teaching ZT classes for the foreseeable future.  I may teach again at some point, but I just don’t have the energy right now.

If you are interested in taking a class, I would refer you to my friend Susan Williams, who is in High Point.  Message me for her contact information.

Thanks!

 

 

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3 comments on “Taking a Break

  • Hi Lisa Skeen,
    I came across your art from the book “The Beauty of Zentangle” by Susan Mcneill and Cindy Shepard. I must say that your tangles on the the ” Blue Piano” is simply fantastic !
    I have a question regarding the oil based paint pen that you used to tangle on the piano. My art has been chosen by the city to paint a mural on utility boxes. Wondering if I could use the oil based paint pen? Want to know if these paint pens will last for an outdoor project. I am allergic to paints right now and cannot use them at this time. What will you recommend for this type of project. What kind of varnish do you think will be a good fit for this type of project.
    Thank you very much for your time and response in advance.
    Best Regards,
    Jay

    • Hi Jay, and thanks for your kind compliments!

      I think the oil based pens would be an excellent choice for your project. Most of the ones I used are Sharpie brand, and I have also used the Michael’s house brand. They come in many colors, and they come in several tip styles ranging from “thin” (a relative term, LOL) to wide chisel tips. They do not have much smell, so you shouldn’t have a problem if paint fumes are your issue. They are available at Michael’s, but A. C. Moore has better prices and color selection. Depending on the size of your project, you might get bulk prices better on Amazon or Dick Blick. BE SURE YOU DON’T GET ACRYLIC MARKERS BY MISTAKE!!! Acrylic is going to peel off this type of application.

      One assumes that “outdoor utility boxes” will be metal, so I would suggest Rustoleum paints for your base colors. How on earth are you going to do this if you are allergic to paint?!? I used clear Minwax Poly for the piano; that’s not going to work for an outdoor application on metal, so again, I suggest Rustoleum in clear.

      Good luck! Would love to see pix of what you come up with!
      Lisa

    • Hi Jay, and thanks for your kind compliments!

      I think the oil based pens would be an excellent choice for your project. Most of the ones I used are Sharpie brand, and I have also used the Michael’s house brand. They come in many colors, and they come in several tip styles ranging from “thin” (a relative term, LOL) to wide chisel tips. They do not have much smell, so you shouldn’t have a problem if paint fumes are your issue. They are available at Michael’s, but A. C. Moore has better prices and color selection. Depending on the size of your project, you might get bulk prices better on Amazon or Dick Blick. BE SURE YOU DON’T GET ACRYLIC MARKERS BY MISTAKE!!! Acrylic is going to peel off this type of application.

      One assumes that “outdoor utility boxes” will be metal, so I would suggest Rustoleum paints for your base colors. How on earth are you going to do this if you are allergic to paint?!? I used clear Minwax Poly for the piano; that’s not going to work for an outdoor application on metal, so again, I suggest Rustoleum in clear.

      Good luck! Would love to see pix of what you come up with!
      Lisa

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