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Thursday, 3 February 2011

Zentangling!!! Totally Tangled...


OK!!! I have found yet another new passion, and a new project to get involved with!!! From somewhere, the other day in bed with a poorly tum after coming home from Gran Canaria!!! I found  a zentangle... never seen them before and got hooked straight away... well many of you know JUST what I'm like!!!



I had to have a go so sat and looked at different tangles, after I realised they had names and everything!!! And got completely engrossed in their beauty and intricacy...


The tag was made for TIO DragonsDream challenge this week... but as I demand at least one real stamp, I used the face as the centre and tangled round it... I wanted to try colour so used a big and juicy pad with a brayer to add some... think I should have left it black and white... (???)


As I looked at the web more and more, I found challenge blogs and Certified Zentangle Teachers who make up these tangles, and the latest is ixorus, apparently... so here are my goes at interpreting it!!!I shall try again and make them even more adventurous, but I am really pleased with these first efforts...



This last one is full size, that is a square of  about 5" x 5"... Apparently, there are conventional sizes too, but I think you can please yourself for a start!!! Well, I am anyway!!!... Here I tried some more shading to try to get the rolling feeling my pen strokes have created.. clearer IRL than on the scans... I also want to get a little more free with the form, and not be stuck with the square format... that's for tonight, sitting in front of the TV!!! At least I can craft and not leave Freddie by himself... off to get an SD card reader now, as the one I have keeps killing my computer, and I want to download the hols photos, so I can get on with a painting of a great village we found, called Aguimes...
Thanks so much for looking
Love and light
Frankie
xx

PS why not have a go and leave your efforts over on my TIO challenge???!!

9 comments:

ElizabethR said...

Think you are going to be joining me at the next zentanglers addicts meeting LOL once you start there's no stopping! Love and hugs Elizabeth x

Netty said...

Fabulous work, Annette x

Von said...

I just love Zentangles and your tag is yummy :)
Von x

Jen said...

These are fabulous. I think I like black and white.
Jen x

Faye said...

These are beautiful zentangles, Frankie. They have a rhythm and a movement to them. Some zentangles I've seen have a downright evil look to me, but not yours. One other way to do them is while sitting in the doctor's waiting room. And as you say the required materials to do them is minimal.

oneoff said...

So strange to see this on your blog, as I stumbled across the books on Amazon earlier this week, and was intrigued. Must have a go! (And I love what you've done with the tag...)

Claireliz said...

they look wicked, will have to try Zentangles
C
xx

Beryl K said...

Just stunning Frankie,
Beryl x

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

WOW these look amazing. I've never heard of them before but now - I'll have to look into it.