Everyone who is scared of doodling/tangling/Zentangle, repeat after me: THERE ARE NO MISTAKES IN DOODLING/TANGLING/ZENTANGLE. Say it until you believe it.
It's true. If you go to the Zentangle blog, you will hear those words in their videos. Even if something goes a bit awry, when you're done, you can't even see it. And if you can see it, you need to let it go. I am a rather messy Zentangler, I think it's because I truly get into a rhythm and forget what I'm doing. But it always works out in the end. And it doesn't take forever. Please, give it a try. Zentangle has really changed my art life.
Background is several colors of the shimmer watercolors, wet on wet. When it was dry, I drew the leaf and started the Zentangle process. I wasn't intending to add the organic stuff at the bottom but it just happened. I love the organic patterns. I couldn't decide on a sentiment or if it might need a bit more of something, but I will by the time I mail this. I had a blast, but then again, it is in my comfort zone.
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 GMT Views: 478
Registered: November 7, 2006 Location: Willamette Valley Oregon Posts: 2009
Tue, Aug 27, 2019 @ 10:56 PM
Love the shimmer bg...so rich in how the colors flow! I can see how it can be a great stress reliever. It's the patterns that are so interesting...and new ones to be found as the lines flow on your papers. Cool!
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Registered: November 20, 2007 Location: Northumberland, UK Posts: 5162
Wed, Aug 28, 2019 @ 1:07 AM
Fabulous! Love the zentagling (the little mushroom shapes at the bottom really caught my eye - glad you were moved to include them!) and the combination with the rich shimmery background works so well for an autumnal feel!
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Wed, Aug 28, 2019 @ 3:21 AM
Every day I think it's so fun to see who's up for each challenge and who is stretched. And you are all so familiar to me now that I know who will embrace things and who will be uncomfortable. Yes, this is definitely a Jean challenge and you rocked it! Oh, that shimmer! Such a fun card!
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Wed, Aug 28, 2019 @ 9:29 AM
That is a real work of art, Jean. It reminds me of some of the Unity stamps. I've tried zentangling, but truly it's just not me. I never was a doodler, even in school copybooks. I think the shimmer looks just marvellous and I especially love the little sprouty things growing from the bottom of the leaf - they remind me of honey dippers and little mushrooms.