So, the girls & I have been experimenting with some of those fun craft projects & ideas that can be found on Pinterest, and I thought I’d share one of them with you. I found this idea over at http://imaginationsoup.net/2013/07/diy-summer-art-school-zentangle-doodles/ but it’s been around for a while.
Do you doodle? Sitting in a (boring) meeting at work, sitting in class at school, sitting in a waiting room… there are so many places that we find ourselves just… sitting. And doodling while listening to information actually helps some of us retain that information better. Retaining info is good, right?
With that in mind, I give you the Zentangle.
It’s not hard to do, even though it looks like it. It’s just some curvy lines on a page that have been filled in. In this case, rather colorfully.
Take a blank sheet of paper, and draw some curvy lines like this:
Add a few more lines,
and start to fill them in with anything.
A checkerboard pattern is an easy way to start, but you can doodle anything into these open spaces.
Continue filling spaces until they are all full, and voila! You have a completed Zentangle!
I love them, in part, because they remind me of a crazy quilt sampler. And I do love crazy quilts!