Inspired by a self-imposed deadline of hosting a fundraiser for a local community organization, we cleaned out our backstairs to create our "Backstares Gallery."
We pulled up some funky carpet, Maria painted floors, we replaced windows and Rick hung lights.
Entering from the second floor, that Zentangle on the floor is actually a trompe l'oeil that Maria painted (beneath an empty frame!).
A framed ensemble:
The composition below is an interlocking series of eight 22 x 30 inch sheets of our Zentangle paper. These are all originals done at this size. Maria used a Micron 1 pen for most of these. Background is a light watercolor wash for contrast.
This pair of Maria's Zentangles frames the window on our backyard (and Rick's bees). Rick's cuboctahedron hangs in the window. Following this is a detailed shot of Maria's image on the right. These were drawn with Micron 1's and 01's.
Downstairs are more 2D and 3D Zentangles. This pyramid hangs on a thread and gently spins for quite a long time.
Below are a couple views up the stairs. In this first one, you can see that "empty" frame. Large image is 44 inches square, framed.
A look across the hall:
A "crumpled" Zentangle: (27 inches square, framed)
A touch of color: (24 inches square, framed)
We hope these images give you ideas and inspiration for what you can do and where you can go with Zentangle.