Wednesday, August 15, 2012


If you are a doodler you randomly draw on phone books while talking on the phone, can't resist doodling when a piece of paper with a pen are just laying there, or if you ever covered your peechee's (you know, those old yellow school folders with the athletes all over them) with scribbles and doodles then you will appreciate that there is now a name for this madness art form.  It is called ZENTANGLE, ZENSPIRATION OR ZENTASTIC. 
Who knew?

Below is my first "official" zentangle project.
You just start with random and simple lines that intersect at different points on a paper.  Once you have your sections you just start randomly filling in with patterns.    There really are no rules and you are limited only by your imagination.

Here are some links to some very unique patterns and ideas.

Joanne Fink Zenspirations.  She does some really cool things with letters.

YouTube has great videos on Zentangle.  Put in 'ZENTANGLE' in the search box and several video tutorials will pop up.

Here is one that inspired me when I made mine.  I used the concept of some of her designs in mine.

I am seriously intrigued with this stuff and can't wait to try different things with it.


Patricia said...

My first thought was that your blue and white pattern would make a terrific fabric for quilts or totes. Red would be pretty for Christmas.
I end up doodling hearts on my shopping lists. Zendoodle huh. Good name for it.

Saimi said...

I agree with Patricia, that also was the first thing that came to mind. I have a friend that designs scrap booking paper but she does her 'Zentangle' via the computer.

She makes money doing this, see Connie see what you can do with all your creativity!!

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Wow Connie, that is beautiful. You're an artist!!