Thursday, June 19, 2014

Putting the Zen in Zentangles

The design exercise this month in my new art quilt group close-to-home was to do some Zentangles.  Don't know what that is?  Remember the doodles you used to do in the phone book while waiting for a call to connect?  I always thought of them as meaningless meanderings.  The Zentangle people had a different idea...doodles that could be art!  In doing them, I discovered they are a great way to draw without knowing all the ins and outs of drawing...really good for beginners as you don't even realize you are drawing...just doodling around.  I also know why they put the Zen in Zentangle.  Hours felt like minutes, completely engrossed in the doodle.  A few of mine are shown below.

Flower Doodle                          Fig. 1
Zio Inspired Doodle                 Fig. 2
Squirrel Fish Doodle                                     Fig. 3

1 comment:

  1. These are fabulous,Connie! You'd never know these were your first tangles ... just beautiful.