… doodling about

Zentangling and the Olympics make nice partners … I have been doodling away the last couple of evenings and have created more than two dozen artist trading cards (ATCs)

here is a sampling

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I like starting out by stamping an image with permanent ink  … I am using Bristol board which is nice and smooth along with Copic Pigment Ink pens … adding words is  something new for me this time around … I was hooked for awhile last February (see below) 🙂

these were all photographed within minutes of one another  and in the same location … interesting that the middle batch has a blue hue to it?

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Sherry Goodloe got me going again with her wonderful Zentangle cards recently … you can visit her here and here for examples of her inspired doodling

it was last year around this time that I tried my first Zentangles … if you’d like to see some of those … type the word “zentangle” into the “search” spot on my sidebar which is located just above the

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a warning should come with this activity … I dare you to make just one 😉


44 responses to “… doodling about

  1. Patty Patty Patty . . . . SMILES
    But it is soooooooo relaxing isn’t it?!

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  2. In my books you are the Zentangle Queen of all times. I love these very much and am so impressed. Hmmmmm what does “zen” have to do with “tangle” as in dangle as in tangle it up girlfriend! You are the best, hugs,

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  3. oooh I love these.. this looks like so much fun.. am going to have to try this..
    thanks.. I think..xoxo

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  4. Patty; I would say you are the Master of Zentangling! Awesome! xxoo

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  5. Great idea to start with a rubber stamped image (I need a reason to pull some of mine out!) These are very cool, Patty!

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  6. How can I ignore a good dare… I was doodling away last week for my workshop and these zentangles have my attention… OK, I WILL TAKE A GO THIS WEEKEND! I’ll let you know when I have one (or 2, or 3….)

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  7. Woman!!!!! Amazing as always! I, too, like the idea of starting with a rs image! I could do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe?

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  8. Oh wow your zentagles are stunning.
    This is technique that I love it to see, but I cant work this. Love them all Patty.

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  9. these are spectacular! my sweet, I adore these! how much??? xoxox

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  10. mmmm these are stunning tangles…I like doing tangles toooo…I especially like the bottom group with the faces…just great!

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  11. You find a way to add a stamp to just about any project you make. Now these I might actually get into, since they begin with something other than a blank page. I’ve often read that people who start an altered book are intimidated by blank pages, but I am with Zentangles. Never cared for them, because I just don’t doodle. Thanks for this inspiration.

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  12. Hi Patty,
    I love your zentangles very much. Wonderful works.

    Rosie

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  13. Stamping first is a great idea to get something on that blank page. A lot of zentangle I see I don’t much care for. These are terrific!

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  14. Are you kidding. It is all I can do to complete one. Patty your Zentangles are gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. I like that blue hue makes them look wonderful.

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  15. ah the Olympics! I’ve been an Olympic widow (lol!) …. now I know what to do about it 🙂 zentangle my way through it 🙂

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  16. They are lovey, fun to do I remeber;o)

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  17. Each one of these is awesome, Patty! I love the idea of starting with a stamp – it’s a nice jump off point. We’re leaving on vacation soon, and this just might be the ticket to keep me occupied during some down time. BTW – I LOVE the blue cast. These would look lovely, too, on tea or coffee stained backgrounds! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  18. These are fantastic! I especially like the idea of beginning with a stamped image.

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  19. Fascinating. I never know why some images that I photograph are certain colors and others that I take at the same time have a different hue. Guess that’s the interesting part of our cameras- they have a mind of their own! It’s their way of making sure we never take them for granted! 🙂

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  20. Wow! I can’t even imagine how long it took you to do these! They are really fascinating… and beautiful… Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a large frame full of them on a wall??

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  21. Gorgeous!! You are going to drag me back into it – I pulled out my zentangle box the other day, and then put it back…………….guess I’ll have to pull it out for real!!!! LOL

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  22. Wow, you are the Queen of doodles. I find it so hard to doodle. Just can’t seem to let my mind go, but you have done so well. Bravo~

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  23. these are awesome…I love to doodle though I have never tried this type of thing…one more thing to add to my ever growing list!

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  24. Love your doodled ATC’s – they are amazing.

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  25. those are doodles ??? Patty they are super !
    I must use my stamps – I must use my stamps….

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  26. They are gorgeous! I have to try again, maybe starting from a stamped image, it ‘s a great idea and a nice start!

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  27. Oh you do bring back happy memories of your last foray into the world of zentangles. You and Pat both did such great ones, and these new ones are even more intricate I do believe. I picture you working away, zentangling your way thru the Olympics!

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  28. So there really is no end to your talents Patty, these are fantastic! Mx

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  29. These are fab Patty….but I can’t believe you did 24!! Yep…you’re hooked!
    🙂

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  30. I am blown away by these. All I can say is WOW, Patty!

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  31. Beautiful work…brings back memories of my trying them…was fun….you have inspired me to try again.

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  32. OOOHHH MY!! Fabulous doodles!!

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  33. I enjoy looking at your Zentangles, great way to spend an evening! Good idea to start with a stamp, it sets a theme and then you just took them to the next level! xoxo C

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  34. These are so cool. I have not really tried doing these. I love the way you used the stamps with these. Fantastic!

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  35. gosh, you have been busy!! way cool! i’m just not an organized doodler hehe

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  36. really really beautiful !!! I love with the faces

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  37. oh my gosh,

    these are amazing i must try the stamp first it gives a starting point.

    how many atc’s? lol

    thanks for sharing
    chriss x

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  38. This is the first time I’ve seen zentangles. Love them. I was given a link to your post from Altered Book Lover. Thankyou~!

    Healingwoman~cheryl dolby

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  39. Patty, these are probably the best zentangles I’ve ever seen! You have a natural knack for this. Maybe you ought to publish a book of them.

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  40. Oh these are awesome!!! What a great idea! I’ll have to try Zentanging with stamping an image first!

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  41. Love these Zentangles Patty!!! Yay! I’ve got that stamp of the “wistful lady” too… 🙂

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  42. Patty?????????? I want to try this!!!!!!!
    Did I sound excited? LOL
    I LOVE your doodling or Zentangles , I just love them so much, and I like how you stamp something as a starting point. That’s my problem when I try to doodle, is where to start… BRAVO

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