Monday, May 29, 2017

Zentangle Circles and Squares

Hello Everyone!

I hope you're all doing well and enjoying your holiday! I have something a little different to share with you today. While I am an avid paper crafter and card maker, I also enjoy other forms of creativity as well. One of my favorite things to do is to create pages with intricate designs sometimes in color and sometimes all in black and white. Now, I think this is referred to as "Zentangle" but I'm a little hesitant to call it that because I'm not sure that's exactly what it is. Still, it sounds better than "doodle art" so, we'll stick with "Zentangle"
I have quite the collection of these that I want to share with you; but I thought I would just start with these two for now.
For this first one, I drew a whole page of interlocking circles on a piece of plain white paper. Normally, I use grid paper but when I work with the circles, I like the blank paper better.  I then set out to fill each circle with "doodles" When you look at it, there doesn't appear to be a pattern; but when I was doing it there was, and that is what I love about it!


For this second one I decided to do squares in a variety of sizes and to fill them all in. Sometimes the pattern lies in the design, and sometimes it lies in the color pattern. It's probably best to point out that when I make these, I actually do them in "portrait" mode; but they photograph better in "Landscape" mode. So this design went black, color, black, color etc.


One other quick note before I go, maybe you've noticed a few subtle changes to the blog? There's more to come....stay tuned!

Hope your day is great!

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