Friday, December 17, 2010

I Made a Doodle!

I recently discovered my long lost Zentangle kit that I had bought a year or two ago. Okay, maybe it wasn't too long lost, as it was under the end table next to the spot where I sit in front of the TV. You know, that spot where I keep all my creativity things handy so that I always have something to do on a whim. So last night I took out one of the blank paper tiles from the kit and drew this:


I can tell I haven't doodled or Zentagled much recently as I was often at a lost as to what design to doodle. Another name I like to call this activity is zen-doodling.

So after I created this little doodle, I decided to make it into a greeting card:


This is a great way to use these small doodles. The receiver gets a small piece of unique art work and I, the doodler, don't end up with umpteen thousand doodles laying around. Okay, that's probably an exaggeration.

The paper tiles that came in the Zentangle kit are 3.5" square. They would be easy to create from any type of paper you desire....watercolor, handmade, etc. You could even give them a pretty decorative edge with some of those cool scissors or one of those cool blades you put on a rotary cutter.

I follow the blogs of some people who do a lot of Zentangling and they are very inspiring. Here are some of my favorites:


Are you a doodler/zentangler/zendoodler? It's a somewhat mindless thing to do when you are sitting in front of the TV and need to keep busy. Especially when hubby is watching one of those shows you don't particularly like watching...like car stuff and such.

REMINDER: Don't forget to add a comment to this blog post if you'd like to be in my drawing to receive a Christmas card from me. I'll be drawing three winners on December 18 (tomorrow), so you still have time to enter, if you are reading this in a timely manner, that is.

Also, over on the Three Creative Studios blog, you can leave a comment to enter a drawing for a lovely book by Noriko Endo. See this post. That drawing will be held late on the 18th as well. Hurry hurry! Go comment and enter.

Oh and one other reminder, my Etsy shop sale is still going. It lasts until Dec. 25. For more details, visit the shop here.

11 comments:

  1. That's a good idea to pass them along. I tend to do them in a little book but I see possibilities for these background papers I've been practicing making. Thanks

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  2. I like your own twist on the Zentangles. Cards are the perfect use.

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  3. I love your doodle and your card! And I like what you said about something to do while you watch something on tv that you aren't particularly interested in! I think I need to start a little 'station' for that. :) thanks

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  4. I've tried Zen Doodling, better to do on a journey, than while watching TV. I'd ratjher do some boring "joining together" sewing while watching TV - it doesn't require as much concentration.
    best wishes

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  5. Your "Zen-doodle" is terrific!

    What I love most about doing these is that I never know what I'll end up with.......just start with a shape, a pattern and then keep adding and filling in spaces. I do many of them while the Zamboni cleans the ice, or at ball games when there are delays,waiting rooms......it is a great way to fill otherwise unproductive time.

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  6. That is just wonderful. I love all your creativity! Merry Christmas darlin...!

    auntie jude

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  7. Love the card! Please share how you constructed it -- stitching? glue? I'm always interested in the methods that artists use when working with card stock -- this one's a beauty!

    Diane

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  8. Beautiful doodling.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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