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21  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: (Lots of) Zentangle pictures on: May 11, 2014 05:36:51 AM
My favorite is the swirl with the tentacle-like shapes coming out - looks like a cool sea creature!

As to the brand, I like to call mine "zendoodles", though they kinda mock that, but it gets around the copyright thing, and I don't have to worry about their rules.  I actually started doodling completely free-form, then tried to follow their steps/rules in a book and it killed it for me.  I lost all the enjoyment, and I'm still trying to work back to where I was.

I know some people like rules, and there are times when rules are necessary, but... not in this case, and not for me!
Thanks!  I like the tentacles, too.  Wish I could be more intentional about making things look as I want them to!

I have always doodled, and what I liked about the Zentangle stuff was three-fold. 

First - it talked about using the small cards to work on, so that projects do not seem overwhelming at the outset. 

Second - they do not start out with an image in mind that they are trying to achieve - it just grows as you do it, which was very freeing for me, as I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to drawings, and so never wind up finishing anything! 

And Third, I am a therapist, and I liked having a different tool to help people enter into a more mindful state - with the small scale and "no wrong mark" philosophy, it would be an unintimidating, fun way to be mindful.

So, while I don't like the idea of the copyright and all that, I can credit it with opening up a new and fun art form for me!  I just won't follow all the rules!  And ZenDoodle sounds just fine to me!  Smiley
22  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Loki, white on black sketch on: May 11, 2014 05:30:39 AM
That's awesome!
23  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Invictus: Gallifreyan Papercutting on: May 11, 2014 05:25:39 AM
Very cool!  And I second the question - how did you translate it?  I'd have a hard enough time translating it to French or German or something, let alone a sci-fi language that is written in circles!
24  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Nananananana BATDRESS! on: May 07, 2014 10:51:54 AM
That's fabulous!  Great job, mom!!  Smiley
25  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Hermoine Granger doll with her school trunk on: May 06, 2014 07:38:10 AM
That's fantastic!
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Simple Kaftan Blouse on: May 02, 2014 05:32:15 PM
I really like that!  Did you use a pattern, or just wing it?  And if you used a pattern, could you post what it was?
27  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: (Lots of) Zentangle pictures on: April 24, 2014 06:43:37 PM
Maybe we should do a zentangle along? No hard rules but just for relaxation and enjoyment? Maybe a swap?
That could be cool!  I've never done an "along" or a swap, but could get into one with the zentangle doodles . . .
28  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: (Lots of) Zentangle pictures on: April 24, 2014 04:37:19 PM
Thanks, both!  And no, I don't really buy into the copyrighted thing, but if I'm going to call it "zentangle," I figured I should make mention of what the rules are "supposed" to be.
29  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / (Lots of) Zentangle pictures on: April 24, 2014 07:39:06 AM

This is my first post on this board - just recently got into the Zentangle line drawings and am having a lot of fun with it! (The Easter Bunny brought me a book and some supplies!)  Here are my first completed drawings, in the order in which I did them.

The first ones were on ATC's:

True Zentangle is supposed to be on a 3.5"x3.5" tile and include only black, white and gray, but . . . I like color!

Next I tried some 4"x4" cards:

And then a 6"x8" pad of paper:

Thanks for looking!  Would love to hear any thoughts you have!
30  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Re: Magic Beans on: April 20, 2014 05:43:02 AM
I love this idea!  Might have to do it next year for my kiddos, even though they are probably too old for such stuff.  Smiley
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