Monday, February 9, 2009

My first zentangles




I heard about Zentangles thru Teri but thought it was a made-up-word for her neat artwork. Recently she mentioned the website, so I went and review the theory. What is funny is that I have been doing these for years - mostly in boring meetings, but never knew what I was doing had an official name.

So today I cut up some paper to 3.5 x 3.5 - grabbed my pen and started. Here are my first 4

It really is relaxing and fun.

12 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wow Mim, these are great. It must have been a weekend of zens because I did a few of them too.

Fern said...

I still don't understand

Call Me Cate said...

I also do these all the time and had no idea there was a real name for it. I learned something! And it's still so early in the day, maybe I can just go home now?

Mim said...

Fern - it's official doodling. Meditating on paper - something like that.

Teri C said...

Isn't it exciting to 'officially name your 'doodles'?! These are just great. Welcome to the zentangle club :)

Artist Unplugged said...

Hey, those are neat...it is like very nice doodling! Thanks for sharing!

MuseSwings said...

Very interesting! Meditative doodling - that actually ends up being beautiful...nice!

studio lolo said...

Wow, I love these! I just bought a pad of bristol paper in a square format. I was so excited...I adore square formats! Yes, I can cut my own but why bother?
I started a zentangle sketchbook a couple of months back. I do them while watching TV. They're not good enough to share :/
I have a friend who (like you) has been doing these for years and never knew there was a name other than "doodles" for them. Her lines are so intricate and meticulous and fantastical. Some of them blow my mind!

Uh-oh...are we going to have a zentangle club soon?

I adore your fish!!!

Lynn said...

Mim yours have your own personality showing through, quite unique. I do believe the Zentangle people are simply profiting off of the doodling people have been doing since time began...by giving it a new age sounding name and selling kits! OHMYGOODNESS. I like mine on brown paper bags from the grocery store!

soulbrush said...

yes they are quirky, mimsie quirky, love em. 'everyone's doing it, doing it'....

katie jane said...

It does look fun. I will have to give it a try.

Anna Lefler said...

Those are so cool!

And they look fun to do...

:^) Anna