Linda, from TanglePatterns.com, issued a new String, #58. I was eager to grab my pencil and draw the String on 8.5″ x 8.5″ white card stock. If you look closely at the picture below you will see the fine pencil line of this String.
I was inspired to use the tangle Lightbulbs by Suzanne McNeill because it was a featured video by The Rainbow Elephant’s, Paint Lady. She shared the step outs and tips on how to draw this interesting tangle. You can check it out for yourself at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVpM6MYdkK8
I then proceed to surf the web looking for other interesting patterns. I stumbled across Carolyn Boettner’s Facebook page “https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doodle-Daze-Designs-Zentangles/146843615370106” and found some beautiful artwork. The designs to the right of Lightbulb are inspired by Carolyn’s artwork.
I also added Purk, by Maria Thomas, from Zentangle.com and a free-hand butterfly. My title was inspired by the butterfly. Actually, Butterflies Are Free is a 1972 movie with Goldie Hawn. Most of you may be too young to remember it. You can see it on Amazon. It’s a cute movie about a boy trying to break away from his overprotective mother.
The tangle on the bottom left is called Maelstrom, by Linda Dawson, and was a recent addition to the TanglePatterns.com site. The other tangles I drew are not official patterns, they just seemed to flow from my pen. I shaded this ZIA using graphite pencil.
I felt the piece was not finished until I put some color to it. I just seem to like my artwork in color, even though “official” Zentangles are suppose to be black and white. I used my Prismacolor Pencils and fine-line pens to add the color I thought it needed.