Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Art of Zentangle

Apparently I can't seem to get enough of doing zentangles. I found a workbook on Amazon, THE ART OF ZENTANGLE 50 inspiring drawings, designs & ideas for the meditative artist. Margaret Bremmer has a blog Enthusiastic Artist that is very inspirational. I thought that she was the author. Well, there are three other contributors, each with a different perspective. The first action, however, was to take the book and have it spiral bound. I need flat pages for drawing.

This silly page shows three examples with my creation in the box on the lower left.

Again, there is an example at the top of the page with my hummingbird in the lower section.
The hippo is reverse zentangle and I deliberately left if unfinished so that you could realize the need to fill the entire page. What a delight to see the image emerge.

There is a step by step description of how to complete the fairy.
The mandalas are actually part of Margaret's lessons. I've complete about 50 of the 140 pages, so there is much to practice!


Cathy Holtom said...

Looks fun, I like the birds!

Alex said...

Looks like a great find! :D I like the fairy Zen

Dan Kent said...

What a beautiful book! I have looked over your last few posts because unfortunately my time has been limited for visits. I love Potpourri and can see why it sold! To me it is less the trinkets than the beautiful visual patterns and overall abstract that you created. Very beautiful work.

I am really amazed at how far you are taking your zentangle art - the garage is amazing, and will be quite a work when it is done. My thought: Keep an eye on the overall composition and don't overdo. Next you should photograph it and seek out a public art project - a wall on a building! Yeah!

And I can totally relate to the multiple direction problem - it is my problem too. But I assume that there are much worse problems in the world, right?

DS said...

What a great idea to have it spiral bound!