Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Have You Tried ZENTANGLES?



After reading an article in the Nov/Dec Cloth, Paper, Scissors about the art of Zentangles, I was intrigued. I have always loved to doodle, with my journal the perfect place to do so. I gathered my Pitt pens and started off, enjoying the mindless joy of doodling. As I understand it, most Zentangles are created strictly in black and white; but then again, there really are no rules to doodling, so I indulged my need for color with a little punch from Prismacolor pencils.

There is a Zentangle site which explains all one would ever need to know about the art form and even more intriguing is the Zentangle Flickr group with oodles of patterns to satisfy your curiosity. As I compared my first attempt with the fine work at the Flickr group, I see there is a long way to go before I reach that level of intricacy, but I surely did enjoy my first go-round.

© Nancy Lefko

9 comments:

WindandHoney said...

I love your zentangle!

Glenda-TwoCoolTexans said...

Oh no, oh no, now I am going to HAVE to do this. This is just incredible Nancy.

plumblossomlane said...

I saw that article too. And I've tried them. I'm not as good as you are though. Love yours.

PCarriker said...

Very nice Nancy!

whyte said...

I am so fascinated by Zentangles, and so intimidated to take up another art form. But I love them! That's a great piece Nancy!

Ginger*:) said...

This is really lovely and interesting. I like to take a pen and sketchbook with me to watch tv and then draw randomly from the things I see on the TV... the results look nothing like the pictures on the screen but are a mixture of objects, faces, furniture and architecture in no particular order...but somehow the piece has a bit of form to it.

Now by adding the Zentangle methods of patterning, I think a new window has opened. Thanks so much for sharing the piece and for the link you provided.

Erin Butson said...

I read this article & loved it. Looks so great! Makes me want to jump in...

ArtSnark said...

looks like you had fun, Nancy

Kathy said...

Great job, I tied this one time and it made me a bit nervous...lol