Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Doodles or Zentangles

Sometimes you doodle on a piece of paper and some call it doodling and sometimes you can call it art.  A friend of mine a couple of years introduced me to Zentangles.  It is not a new idea and has been around for a while.   I just wanted to share with you the fun thing to do even while watching TV.   I got a wild hair the other day to do the alphabet.   Why ?  Don't know,  just seemed like the thing to do.  Maybe I can use it in some of my paper painting collages I am doing right now.   It could happen. 


The supplies ?   A pen (fine tip type is preferred ) and a piece of paper.  That is it.   There are several sites to go to  just type in Zentangles and see what all comes up.    There is a lady on youtube, her name is Milliande.  Wow she is good and makes it look so easy, I need to remind myself to watch her videos more often.    Her site is  http://www.zentangle.com/gallery.php or just type in youtube milliande.   Such inspiration to see and spark your pen to just mess and play.  There is no right or wrong with it---so just play my friends. 

Here are a few of the letters I did, nothing fancy and the first round one I did forever ago.   Hope you try it and just escape into your playing.



Here you go the letter A, now I feel like Big Bird telling the alphabet to you, but you get the picture and I am not even yellow




Guess who is next ? Yep the letter B.   Some of the little do hickies look like someone with hair.





Now after doing 27 of these little things I was running out of ideas and should have watched milliande's videos, but I was not near a computer.  Just pen and paper.  I know how can I function without a computer with me at all times.   Guess what, we don't even keep a phone-gasp-with us at all time.  



Now this piece of work was my basically first one and you can tell I did get inspired by milliande, some are her designs.   I didn't have a black pen can ya tell ?   

Well, that is what is going on in my world for today.   I do have another paper painting to post but will save for another day.  

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world. 

3 comments:

  1. These are just fun and beautiful! The "B" is my favorite of the letters (Bounds?), and the blue one looks a lot like some Asian paintings on porcelain I've seen. Well done as always, my busy little friend. Thanks for the link.
    Hugz!
    cat

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  2. These are just the coolest Annette! I've done doodling but never this cool looking & it looks so relaxing. You are a woman of many hats you little busy beaver you! I'll check the lady out you mentioned now. Luvz, Colleen

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  3. very cool good pass time doing the alphabet too..

    bev

    xoxoxo

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