Monday, November 16, 2009

A Pause

The creative wave I have been surfing since September seems to have run its course, so all I have to share this week are a few of my favorite time fillers - Zentangles. I discovered Zentangles while blog-hopping last summer, and I find them to be a wonderful way to keep up an artistic habit even though I may be unspired to create bigger things. They are also a great way to kill time during boring meetings. (Shhh... don't tell my boss.)

This is the first one I ever made - I was delighted with how well it turned out, even though I had only the barest clue as to what I was doing.

It didn't take long to start experimenting with less "traditional" formats. I have even seen some done in color, though I haven't tried that yet.

You can learn more about Zentangles at the website, as well as purchase their
official starter kit. The price seemed a little high to me, but I was glad to have the instructional DVD, and the pens and papers included are of very high quality, as is the box they arrive in. It would make a splendid gift, even to yourself.


Serena said...

I love working on zentangles too, Judi. They really stand up to their name too as they really do put in a Zen-mindset while working on them. These ones you did are fabulous!

HElen said...

I always called it doodling :) but now I will know official name, :)

You did wonderful job! Love both works!

Judi W. said...

Fun, isn't it! I love to doodle and I've always filled boxes with shapes, just never did much on the shading side. Your's are fab!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh how lovely. Amazing what doodling can create isn't it.

Jennifer Rose said...

i always called it doodling too, still looks like doodling even with the fancy name ;)

you have a great range of linework here, the patterns are well done :D

Linda Fleming said...

Wow- those are great, Judi! I've been meaning to ask you if you had done anything with Zentangles after we talked about it awhile back, but kept forgetting-LOl

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...


I love both of you Zentangles. They are lovely!


Sandy said...

great zentangles. I've often wanted to sit down and do them, but time gets in the way.