One of my favorite things to do when I was bored in school was to doodle. You would find doodles all over my notebooks, papers, and (sad to say) even my textbooks. I was never really "good" at it, it just occupied my time...that is, when I wasn't writing notes in class. Today it seems as if doodling has been taking on a much more "glamorous" form. It's no longer called "doodling", now it has taken on a new name & art form called "Zentangle". Of course it has been modified to follow a much more artistic approach to "free-hand" art, which includes repetitive patterns co-mingling together to form an almost "trick-the-eye" appearance. Remember those books you could buy that had hidden pictures in them--sort of reminds me of that..except those usually had a lot of color in them and Zentangles typically do not. There are books you can get at craft stores, and there's even more info, including tutorials, study plans, & supplies available on the official website for Zentangle.
My first attempt!
While I like the idea of using these sorts of drawings to create art, then using them in cards/scrapbooking, papercrafting, etc, as in this blog, I can't see paying for instruction on the matter. So, I got online and scoured a few websites to see what kind of inspiration was out there. Then, I sat myself down in front of the TV with pen & paper and just enjoyed playing around with it. By organizing my lines, repeating patterns, and letting the ink flow, I was able to get the hang of it pretty quickly. And while not precise, by any stretch of the imagination...I like it!
Love my Jesus! Love my husband, my boys, & my grandbabies! I treasure my old gold friendships & enjoy making new silver ones. I am a Paper Arts Instructor who constantly enjoys making a lovely mess of my craft room, and then organizing it all over again. I love hosting tea parties, and like all things girly! A hot cuppa Chai is my relaxing Saturday morning treat. My favorite scripture is Isaiah 43:2. God brought me through so much, that instead of just surviving, I now can live!