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  • December 27th, 2009 | 1:25 PM
my first zentangles



DSC02848, originally uploaded by susanwrites.

I have been learning how to doodle. Not draw, just doodle, patterns. These are called Zentangles. Thanks to Zentangle.com for the easy tips!

 

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cartazon
December 27th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
I remember visiting the zentangles site a year or two ago...looked interesting!
susanwrites
December 28th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm having fun with them.
artistq
December 27th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
love them! Wouldn't they make great end pages for one of your books!
susanwrites
December 28th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm working on tiny 3 x 5 cards...I can only imagine how long an end page would take! You artists work hard!
(Anonymous)
December 28th, 2009 06:26 am (UTC)
I'm doing this with my middle school kids. We call it controlled doodling. They find it fascinating too. It's easy, and looks great. Are you doing it on your own or working with the zentangle patterns?
(Anonymous)
December 28th, 2009 06:27 am (UTC)
post was from me, Diane Davis
dianemdavis
December 28th, 2009 06:28 am (UTC)
nice work!
susanwrites
December 28th, 2009 06:46 am (UTC)
Thanks, Diane. I'm starting with the patterns at the website. I printed out all the ones they show in the newsletters. I have never doodled before so this has been really fun and I feel rather artistic when I am doing it. :)

I'm making my own samplers on 3x5 cards (mostly because I'm still too intimidated by the sketch books I bought) and then I plan on taking them with me when I teach the incarcerated poetry workshop next month. I think the boys would enjoy learning them and perhaps illustrated one of the poems with them.
dianemdavis
December 28th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
Or you could even try doing a zentangle first, then having them interpret the illustration with a poem. They are such fun. And putting the cards in your scrapbook later looks great too. Just so you know, there are some great links on youtube to these too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6EIry5xqeg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Nlz4XMxcs
http://www.squidoo.com/zendoodle

more if you keep looking.
susanwrites
December 28th, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
Thanks for the links. I've been doing so much watching of Youtube videos lately with this art journal kick I'm on. What a great resource!

And yes, many ways to work the Zentangles and poetry together.
cynthialord
December 28th, 2009 09:42 am (UTC)
I love these! Very cool.
jbknowles
December 28th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
Oh my! Those are amazing! I bet they'd look beautiful framed. You are so multi-talented! :-)
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