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.