Today, we bring back this lovely word to describe our approach to using the Zentangle Method to create ornate frames and borders.
Rick and Maria (co-founders of the Zentangle Method) love the Renaissance era. Maria is a superb calligrapher and this style works well with her projects she designs. One of the old world words is cartouche - decorative way to embellish pic.
Ten eager folks at Kensington/Normal Heights Library in San Diego, had fun creating a Zentangle cartouche. Before class, I asked students to bring a old, sepia, black & white pic. For those that didn't, I downloaded some fun pics from Hotel Del Coronado in the 1880's, beach scene, or San Diego back-in-the-day photos. I think I spent a good two hours looking at all the pics - even Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis while they were filming Some Like It Hot movie at the Hotel Del.
Okay back to our class.
Above is old Santa Ysabel in the mountains of San Diego. If you have ever been there - you can still purchase the best bread you will ever buy. Put on your bucket list to do.
Above is the Point Loma Lighthouse. FYI - my friend Willie Withers grew up in the light house. His Dad was in the coast guard and maintained the premise. Now that is interesting.