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Patterns by EllyShadun
Saw this idea on pinterest or the dutch version called 'Welke'. And wanted to give it a try. Made with acrylics and the brick wall pattern is made by putting masking tape with a little space between them, then I painted the spaces white and when the paint was dry I took the tape off. 
Peacock by EllyShadun
Made this a while ago with acrylics. Made the backgrond by cutting out the silhouettes of the bird, the branches and the flowers out on paper, put it over the bird etc with tape, then I used the back/front of a paintroller as a stampler/stamp. When the paint was dry I took the paper off and tadaa!  :)
Zentangle Rose by EllyShadun
Zentangle Rose
Inspired by a picture I saw on the internet; it was also a rose, but with different patterns (way tinier), a plain white background and the leafs where all in one colour. So I made my own version of it. It was my first attempt of using zentangle in a painting. The fineliner I used (Sakura) had problems with some leafs, it stopped working on some of the leafs. Don't know if it's because of the structure in the paint or something else.. Especially when I had to paint in black pieces. So I also used different type of markers to cover that. It was fun and relaxing. I'm glad on how it turned out.

To me: The grey background represent my life/circumstances at the moment. No work, no relationship, no really close girlfriends, a feeling of emptiness, insecurities, depression kicking in, comparing myself to others who seem to have it all and I have nothing. The rose respresents me. The heart of the rose is the brightest, I still have my happy moments from time to time. The zentangle patterns represent the fact I'm trying to work it all out. To find my happiness again. That happiness isn't about what you have, but about your thoughts and actions. Have to remind myself that..

I like to hear your opinions about it and suggestions which marker(s) to use for zentangle in a painting. 


It's still January, but I think I can say 2013 will be my year.

- I'm learning how to deal with my ME. And I'm making progress. Finally I'm getting better and better :)

- Because of that, my depression is getting better too. Found my happy self again. And it doesn't feel like it's just temporary.

- Since December I have been working in a sewing studio as a trainee. I'm learning to upholster furniture. It's a fun thing to do and the people I work with are really nice. The project I'm working on right now is an assignment my art mentor gave me. She had an old footstoll and she wanted me to upholster it for her. The textile I used is paintable. My art mentor has a black and white kitten and now she's in love with cats. Which isn't strange, because cats are awesome! xD The foodstoll will be for the kitten. For some reason she wants a combination of cats and herogliefs painted on it. So I'm also busy with that :)

- I found another Eastern Painting canvas, yay! :D To make it easier for myself, I'm colouring the boarders with coloured markers. I'm thinking about painting a ballet girl with an umbrella in the window, she's dancing in the rain. Like the quote: 'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain.' :D  

- Aaaaaand, yesterday I found an appartement, oh yeah! :D February 8th I get the keys.

Oh yeah, life's goooood! :D

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Nomina-Domini Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
I'm so sorry for the insanely late reply, but I still wanted to say thank you for the :+favlove: on my painting! :D
MustafaSEZER Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconbouquetplz: :iconwineplz: :iconcakeplz::iconwineplz::iconbouquetplz:
andisart Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the faving
MustafaSEZER Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much my dear friend , greetings from Istanbul :wave:
Rickie95 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: You can feel invited to see all my photos :tighthug:
SeiMissTake Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thx for watch. but if I may ask you, why do you watch me?
EllyShadun Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
I like your photography :)
spurs06 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Thank you for the fav :-)
BL00DYSunflowers Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Photographer
Thanks for the faves C:
EllyShadun Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
You're welcome! :)
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