Sunday, September 15, 2013

Something old/Something new

I have discovered a new way of doing something old....doodling the zentangle way.
For years I have doodled... on backs of envelopes...grocery lists...meeting agendas ...sketchbooks...etc.  My doodles were not meant to be art.  They were just a way of  making  marks.  
 
Then I discovered Zentangles.   They are patterns that are tangled into a design.  There are hundreds of tangles out there to do...some are simple and others more complex.  
 
You can even move from tangling a simple square to creating a zentangle inspired art piece.   What is wonderful about them is there is really no right or wrong way of creating these works.
They are designed for you to relax and just focus on making one line at a time.
 
You just need a white piece of paper, a black micron pen or one that is similar and a pencil for shading.   
You can read all about them at  Zentangle.com
   
 What a great way to jump start a creative block and have some fun as well.
 
Take warning though they are addicting.  
 
 
 
Hope you have a beautiful Sunday - God Bless! 

20 comments:

  1. HI Debbie, I tried zen tangle too, it's fun, I too doodle. You did a beautiful job! love to you!! Diana happy Sunday! God Bless you too !!

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  2. Thanks for sharing Zentangles. They are new to me! I am also a doodler! Having a lovely Sunday, hope you are as well. :) Diane

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  3. I'm sure I would get entangled in a Zentangle :) Have a wonderful week.

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  4. Thank you for the link
    It looks interesting.

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  5. I am going to check out the link, thanks for sharing Debbie

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  6. Hi Debbie, your photo is lovely! Thank you so much for sharing Zentangle. :)

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  7. Uh Oh !! Debbie, these are wonderful .. I discovered Zentangles about a year ago...
    and yes they are addicting... there are websites, books etc.. anything to make us crazy !
    hugs, BJ

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  8. I was thinking as I looked at the drawing that it would be a good way to increase creativity, especially if you're stuck in a rut. Thanks for the link!

    Blessings,

    Victoria

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  9. Thanks for sharing Debbie,I've never heard of Zentangle. I can see how it would be addictive!:-)

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  10. Would that my doodles looked half as good. I manage shapes when I doodle. Gifted, aren't I? LOLOL

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  11. This is news to me Debbie! Never heard of Zentangle before but it looks like a lot of fun. I love the design you worked on. Quite artistic!

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  12. Beautiful and intricate !
    That little header photo is gorgeous by the way.

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  13. Lovely! I have always doodled on everything in front of me, so I was happy a few years ago when I found out that they had a real "name." Enjoy your day!

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  14. Hi dearest Debbie - Loving the patterns you created. I wonder who came up with the name Zentangle for these doodles? Clever, because during my travels I have seen people from all cultures, doodling.
    My school books were covered..and some even colored in. Now off to peruse your Zentangle link and find the answers.

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  15. I doodle too...and YES it is very addicting...but so calming. Your doodles are great....I tend to keep mine more simple. But a doodle is a doodle. :)

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  16. Two wonderful zentangles! You are right , it can be done anywhere and maybe you got me inspired to do some :-)

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  17. How intriguing! You did a couple of beautiful ones of course. I've not heard of them; thank you for sharing! They remind me of those swirling henna tattoos. Have a lovely, peaceful week, dear friend :)

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  18. I have heard about this but haven't tried it yet. I should, especially if it has a calming effect. Yours look great. Thanks for sharing this idea.

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  19. Hi Debbie. Glad you found Zentangles. I tried this a about a year ago. It is amazing how many intrinsic patterns there are. The more you do the more you invent your own and and go your own way. It is quite time consuming and for me perhaps the process lacked a brush and watercolours. Other than that I thoroughly enjoyed the process. ;-) Thanks for sharing.

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