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If you want to get into learn more about Zentangling, here's your chance to win a free copy of a book that's filled with inspirational Zentangle art from 137 artists, plus lessons on how to draw 37 tangles!
The Art Colony pleased to offer you a chance to win a free copy of The Beauty of Zentangle: Inspirational Examples from 137 Tangle Artists Worldwide - a 184-page book by Suzanne McNeill and Cindy Shepard (both CZTs - Certified Zentangle Teachers), courtesy of Fox Chapel Publishing.
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Here are some fun ways that you can join The Art Colony's latest activities:
The theme for July is "Puzzle"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/monthly-theme-july-2014
See what others created, too!
Every two weeks a photo will be posted to use as a reference/inspiration for an art piece you create, In Your Style! The Challenges are open to all artists, whatever your medium. We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art that one photo creates!
NEW River Otter Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-river-otter-07-21-2014
Check out all of the style challenges here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/categories/style-challenge/listForCategory
Create and swap art with your fellow Art Colonists in the Swap Art Group! The following swaps are currently open for sign-up:
Time ATC Swap: Create 4 ATCs on the theme of "time" and receive 4 in return! Sign up by adding your name and address to this thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-time-theme-atc-swap
Doll Swap: Create 3 different types of dolls and receive 3 in return! Send your dolls to the swap host Susanne before October 23, and let her know you sent them by adding your name here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-summer-project-doll-swap-part-two
The Art Colony is pleased to offer you a chance towin a free copy ofThe Beauty of Zentangle: Inspirational Examples from 137 Tangle Artists Worldwide…READ MORE
It's not so much a WIP as finished but I wasn't sure where to post it so here's my Victorian Children Portrait based on Emile Vernon Poster's painting "Best of Friends". There was another child and puppy in his original picture. I used Faber-Castell…READ MORE
Welcome to the monthly theme for July. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - Puzzle(s)The theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.These should…READ MORE
Hi, for the last couple of months I haven't been able to send a private message to Bette-Jane nor can I reply to hers. It doesn't even give me the option to reply. I'm pretty sure I didn't block her though. When I try to send her a new message &…READ MORE
Hi all! What's your favorite brand of colored pencils? I've been using Prismacolors since high school and LOVE them, but I was recently given a set of Derwent Studio pencils, so it's been eye-opening to explore another brand. The Derwent Studios…READ MORE
Hello allI'm Kate, from Bath, Somerset. I've just been accepted to the colony (thank you Pat!). I mainly draw animals in pastel pencil and Unison soft pastels, including commissioned work of dogs and cats.I'm looking forward to 'meeting' everyone,…READ MORE
I am wondering if their is a place that can rent me a tent for a art showdisplay panels, I have been pricing this and way to high. I am so in need ofdisplay things, like display easels festival table and festival tent but it is all just to…READ MORE