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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

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