Zentangles are an interesting challenge…..it’s doodling but a little more. Knowing when enough was enough was a large part of the challenge for me. My husband’s reaction was “You did all that?” Here are my first three attempts at this Zen doodling……for me it was an exercise of filling in the blanks and leaving some blanks and then filling in some blanks again……
I must go cut some more 140lb weight watercolor paper. The pens I’m using are from Germany, by Staedtler. Pigmented Ink, Archival and Acid-free. They are also waterproof with no scent to them.
Oh, did I mention that not adding color is a huge part of the challenge for me!
Inspiration comes from so many places. Zentangles were sparked for me by a Yahoo Group. It is a fun and sharing group that focuses on ATCs and techniques!
The group moderator is fine collector of quotes. She shares them on a daily basis with the group. Here is one I just had to pass along, as I really feel this quote!
“Art is in the doing. It isn’t important how it turns out. The process is where
the pleasure, the learning and the experience take place. A day without some
sort of creative endeavor is a wasted day.”
Myrna Wacknov, “Splendid Over 60″, article from the latest issue of The
Thank you Sherre!
Speaking of ‘the process’, it turns out my first Zentangles were not finished afterall. Here are my completed cards! This would make a nice project to take along on a trip or for waiting at a doctor’s office even.