Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Many of you may be wondering what I have been up to. Well, lots of family issues and the broken foot have killed my mojo. But I have found something to keep busy and I thought I should share it with you in case you'd like to try this. It's called Zentangle. It's an art form, doodling at it's highest level, a form of meditation and therapy and I LOVE IT! Below are some of the "tiles" I have done in a small journal I've been keeping. They start with my current drawings and go back to the beginning of this when I got into it last summer. I CAN'T draw and a lot of people can't but ANYONE can learn to Zentangle. I'm living proof. For info you can just Google Zentangle or email me and I can send you some of my favorite web sites. There are very few tools, it's very inexpensive (when's the last time you could say that about a hobby??) and it has marvelous benefits. Give it a try. It has wonderful "side effects" if you are stressed out.

13 comments:

Diane said...

Mary, my hubby bought me a very special sketchbook with a Van Gogh engraving on the cover last year when we took a trip with our daughter and son-in-law to the Adirondacks. My sketchbook is now almost totally filled with Zentangles! Aren't they fun! They are so relaxing and it's amazing how they make us STRETCH our creativity further than we imagined we could!
Yours are WONDERFUL!
Hugs,
Diane

Whimcees said...

Hello !

I love your Zentangles! I have been interested in this art form for some time now - ordered some books from Joggles. I am working on some designs and yours are an inspiration! They are simply beautiful! :<)

I am so behind with my visiting but wanted to say hello and wish you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Barbara said...

Very nice Zentangles. I'm addicted, too. But what a wonderful addiction!

Neet said...

What a fantastic array you have shown us. Obviously you love doing this form of art - it shows in your work. Off for another peek - could spend ages looking.
Thanks for joining us at JFF this week - Hugs, Neet x

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful tangles have so enjoyed exploring these. Thank you for sharing your tangles with us at Just for Fun this week. XOXO Zoe

Suze Bain said...

Wow, you are an expert doodler. My favourite has to be the one with the little girl's face in it. Good luck with the challenge. x

Jaqi said...

Out of this world what a stunning collection you have here , briliant pieces all of them

Carla said...

what a great zentangles you've made

Von said...

What great Zentangles you are sharing with us at Just For Fun :)
Thank You
Von

sam21ski said...

WOW What fabulous creations and I personally like them because you haven't added any colour, I love to see them left in black and white.

Thanks for sharing with JFF this week.

Sam xxx

http://sam21ski.blogspot.com/

Ang C said...

WOW!!!! fantastic Zentangles

florenceandfreddie said...

These are stunning! It is obvious you enjoy doing them. Thanks for sharing.
Regards Florence.

vinny said...

Wow, these are just stunning and make me want to do a LOT more practice to improve on my paltry effort Lol x Lavinia