Starting out with an Inspirational Quote. I hope it inspires you.
This Zentangle Swap called for tangles drawn on tiles (3.5″ x 3.5″) using only black Micron pens. It has filled my evenings and some days with a relaxed engrossing project. My group consists of fifteen people across the United States and overseas (United Kingdom, Australia and Canada) What I love about Zentangle is that it requires total concentration and lots of creativity.
Most of the tangles just popped into my mind, but towards the end, I used the Random Tangle Selector offered on TanglePatterns.com in conjunction with the list of Tangles Patterns 2014 Guide. (See TanglePatterns.com for the download.) What made using the random selector fun was how to creatively arrange the random tangles that appeared.
I have all my tiles in stamped envelopes ready to go. I hope the recipients like what I’ve created.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments are always welcome and appreciated.
I found a packet of store bought blank cards, so I’ve been working on making Zentangles to put on the front of the cards. I think they will come in handy for birthdays, and other celebrations, as well as Thank You notes, when needed.
Just joking…. I’m not literally “on a roll,” I’m just been keeping very busy Zentangling. Below is this week’s Zendala Dare from The Bright Owl. I did not alter the original template, so I’m not posting it. You might enjoy checking out the other entries. It’s amazing how each entry is unique despite using the same template. That is what makes doing the Zendala Dare each week so much fun.
I used a Micron .005 pen to outline the template and draw the tangles. Fine-line pens and colored pencils added the color. I shaded with a graphite pencil. I do hope you’ll take a minute and leave a comment. Thanks so much for viewing.
It’s been a while since I’ve drawn a Zentangle Inspired Art piece for “I Am The Diva.” I love doing her challenges but of late, I seem to have been very busy with other projects. However, today I produced a piece using the new tangle Aquafleur, created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. You can see the instructions on how to draw this beautiful tangle by going to: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs119/1101168872594/archive/1116292742131.html
The name they gave this new tangle intrigued me. Of course, I had to Google the word. The results were lots of sites related to aquariums and decorating them. Some of the greens known as “Aquafleur” look like this:
This water plants are a far cry from the tangle drawn below. Despite the fact that the tangle’s name has no bearing on the real life plant, I loved Maria’s creation of this organic and flowing tangle. My rendition is far from the lovely pieces created by Maria, but I enjoyed drawing my own version of this tangle, shown below:
I used Micron .01 pen to draw this tangle and then added color using Prismacolor pencils. It is shaded with graphite pencil. Zinger is the name of the tangle on the outer rim of this ZIA. This one is drawn on 8″ x 8″ card stock. Do hope you like it. I look forward to your comments.
The weeks whiz by so quickly. Here’s the new Zendala Dare from Erin at The Bright Owl. It’s her birthday and she’s requested that we tell her our favorite tangle and then use it in the template. It’s a hard choice. There are so many tangles and most all of them are so much fun and sometimes a challenge to draw. I finally chose Paradox, an official Zentangle pattern. Whenever I see a triangle shape, this tangle immediately springs to mind. I like to draw it using a .005 pen to achieve the fine lines that make the pattern so interesting.
In fact, this entire Zendala was drawn with Prismacolor .005 fine line colored pens. (I got them for Christmas). The other tangles used are Sand Swirl, Merryweather (on outer rim) and N’Zeppel (in the middle). The shading was done with a #2 pencil. I hope you enjoy viewing this Zendala. Your comments are always welcome and appreciated.
“I remember being spellbound when I saw my first seahorse as a child. It seemed as exotic and remote as the seahorses of myth and legend and equally enthralling. Ever since, these extraordinary fish, and their relatives, have fascinated me. Seahorses have captured the imagination of humans for thousands of years and have a powerful presence in myth and legend.”
Finished more Twinchies. This Swap will have 50 participants so I have a long way to go to complete enough 2″x2″ Twinchies to send to everyone.
(Left to right) – “Oof” and “Quib,” official Zentangle patterns; “4 Corners” by Barbara Finwell; “Bask-It” by Anna Houston,CZT; “Poser” by Beth Snoderly; “Dex” official Zentangle pattern; “Cruze” by Caren Mlot; and “Mr. E” by Shawn Hayden, CZT.
(Left to right, top row) – “Fassett” by Lynn Mead; “Eke” official Zentangle pattern with step outs by Sandi Bartholemew; “Drip-Drop” by Debbie Perdue, CZT; “N’Zeppel” and “Cadent” official Zentangle patterns; “AA’s” by Judy Murphy; “Cayke” by Rose Brown; and “Linked” by Bicki Murray, CZT.
(Left to Right) – “Cyra” by Beth Snorderly; “Archer” by Chris Gerstner; “Kuke“, by Katy Abbott, CZT8; “Fiore” by Jane Rodgers; “Betweed” official Zentangle pattern; and “Navaho” by Caren Mlot.
And here is the last group of the Twinchies. Hurray!! I finished them all!
(Left to Right) “Pina” by Carol Ohl, CZT; “Efilys” by Sandra Strait; “Bumpkene” by Beth Snordly; “Sindoo” by Sahron Robinson; “Japan Diamond” by Laura Linlet; and last but not least, “Ixorus” an official Zentangle pattern.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed looking at these Twinchies as much I enjoyed making them. Would love it if you left a comment.