At Inspiration Avenue, there is a weekly challenge for different art themes. This week’s pick was something completely new to me. It’s called “zentangles”. It’s no secret around here how much I like Celtic designs, ‘tribal’ design such as the Samoan tattoos and the art of the NW Pacific Native American tribes, and graffiti art. Zentangles so reminds me of those patterns. For the challenge I had to first learn exactly what it was and how it is done.
I started with a design called Auraknot. Aura is the word meaning you form the design by going continuously under the line before. It is easy and challenging at the same time.
My first effort.
I kept at it and these are some of the patterns I have made since.
I really like doing these. I have a new way to doodle while I’m waiting for some time to pass.
Then I moved on to playing with more random patterns.
This leaf is my first attempt. I kind of like it. Can’t you see using these as an embroidered quilt?
I haven’t had a chance to do a lot of these as it’s been a really busy week out here at The Sticks. But I’ll definitely be doing more.