Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I have a new obsession - Zentangles. Basically, it is like doodling, but with intention. It looks much harder than it is. I made myself a little book, just for my zentangles. It is 6 inches square, made from Strathmore Bristol smooth paper, bound with my bind-it-all. I made it this size so that I could put a CD envelope in the back with an old CD to trace around to make circles. Also in that envelope is a piece of chipboard that I cut into a 4 inch square and rounded the corners. So those are what I use to start my zentangles. I use a pencil to divide my circle or square into sections, and then I put a pattern into each section. I'm using a size 01 Micron pigma pen. It's very relaxing. You can read more about these at the zentangle official website, or do a google search for them. One of my favorite sites is Sandy Bartholomew's blog, Beez in the Belfry. She posts patterns once a week with instructions on how to draw them. And the Zentangle site has a newsletter where they give new patterns. You can subscribe to the newsletters, and all of their old newsletters are archived.