Sunday, March 6, 2011

Inspired by Karen

Karen inspired me to try zentangle... reminds me of the doodling I used to do all the time. What I need, however, is a finer pen. This is an ultra fine sharpie... that's what I have. I am boycotting new craft supplies at the moment, LOL... as soon as I find the gift certificate my hubby got me for Valentine's Day, I'm off to Michael's. For some fine pens among other things.

Hubby is watching NASCAR and loves it when I watch with him. I have figured out that sitting NEXT to him works even if I am not paying attention. Zentangle doodles seem like a perfect solution. Along with crochet. Or knitting. Anything repetitive.

May never do this again, but I think that I could use some of these ideas when carving stamps/lino cuts or whatever else I do next. It is kind of fascinating. I watched a few videos for ideas. I got the idea to trace the CD from I googled Zentangle and there's a lot out there. Here's number two.... colored. Just ordinary colored pencils.


Auntie Em said...

Love your Zentangle! It is rather relaxing yet stimulating at the same time. It doesn't take long to get involved, I found. I use some Tombow markers in various shades of grey. They have a brush at one tip and a fine point at the other.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Lindy said...

Thanks Auntie Em!! I added a colored one. Just a quick second try... I am going to color it a bit more. Fun to do on this lovely rainy relaxing day.

Karen said...

Your zentangle is awesome! I am ashamed of mine now LOL. I will be adding some of your doodle patterns to my book. You have a few I havent added yet! I hate to admit it... I tend to zentangle at work waiting on the slow computer program we have. I got a pretty good one going so far. I know I am using the wrong pen, I used a ball point but it doesnt matter to me. It is my art and I like it! Love yours too!

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