Monday, August 23, 2010

Zentangles

I started a Zentangle journal a while ago. I find it to be relaxing to work in and it's a natural thing for me to do, as I have always doodled when I talk on the phone and at other times when my hands are idle. I've already completed 30 pages in the journal, so I thought I would share a few of them with you.
It is really a mindless style of art because you really are just serendipitously letting your pen go with the flow. I am working in a Moleskine journal because I like the smoothness of the pages and using a Sharpie Retractable Pen (not the marker) to create the designs because it glides effortlessly over the page. You can see more of my Zentangle Journal pages here.
In other news, my friend Brandy Faulkner is one of the guest artists on the Crescendoh website this week. And she was nice enough to feature my little backyard retreat as a part of her featured article. You can read Brandy's touching Art Saves story (as well as Tracy, Rachel and Teresa's stories) by clicking here.
Signature w/rose

12 comments:

Jeannine said...

These are gorgeous!

sugar Creek said...

Oh wow these are wonderful!! I do the same thing when I'm on the phone or waiting for the kids to get out of school in the car! I don't know why I didn' think of taking a journal with me to doodle on instead of any old piece of paper I find!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful doodles!

Ann said...

Never heard of a Zentangle before - thanks for this link. I'd love to start one. Love your doodles.

Jeanne said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comments ladies!
xo
jeanne

Katsui Jewelry said...

Jeanne,
Those are delightful but each one looks like it takes about thirty hours! i do understand the doodling while on the phone, etc.I like to cut out pictures for later use...or punch tags...very therapeutic! This has a more interesting result!
Fondly,
Suz

Beth Leintz said...

I had never heard of Zentangles, but I love the idea. Just looking at yours makes me want to grab a GOOD pen and GOOD paper and start doodling.

mandapanda said...

I used to do this all the time when I was younger! I didn;t know there was a proper word for it though! Thankyou!! I just might start this up again!!!
I love your pages, so beautiful!

paperbird said...

these are so cool. I bought a book earlier this summer but tucked it away- time to pull it out!

Becky Shander said...

I didn't know doodling could be so intricate...thanks for sharing your example, it's very beautiful.

koralee said...

Wow...you do love to doodle..so do I but never thought of doing this with my doodles...love it! xoxoo Pure inspiration here.Thank you

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Beautiful spread !! Love those lines and shapes.
I love zentangles/doodling as well.

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