Zentangle Inspired Art

Grace Mendez zentangle inspired art portrait

One of my favorite subjects for my art journals is a woman’s face and zentangle® inspired art hair. As a certified zentangle teacher, I have an immense love of abstract patterns. You cannot make a mistake. You may think you made a mistake but chances are, you are the only one who can see it. […]

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Online Art Workshops

Online Art Workshops List Grace Mendez

There are so many online art workshops that I thought I would create a list. The list is a combination of my own personal experience* with their online workshops and/or DVDs and the rest on the list come from students who are passing on their recommendations. The workshops vary in length from about an hour […]

Mirror to the Soul

Grace Mendez. Mirror to the Soul

The best thing about viewing art, or creating art is how it acts as a mirror to the soul. I believe no two people interpret art the same way. We each bring our own life experiences to viewing or creating art. Not only that, our reaction changes to the same piece of art when we […]

How to Beat Procrastination

Grace Mendez: Procrastination and the fear of mistakes keeps us from a creative life.

To beat procrastination you must first figure out where your fear lives. No fear = creativity and freedom to explore. The fear of mistakes is a common obstacle. In my zentangle workshops I explain one of the principles: there are no mistakes. If you go in a direction that you did not intend, you go […]