My first zentangle
I was thinking about taking a zentangle class, and then a conversation started about zentangle on the stamping forum on twopeasinabucket.com. I decided to go ahead and try it myself first to see if I would enjoy it. I read up on the subject at www.zentangle.com . They say, "With Zentangle, anyone can create beautiful images from repetitive patterns." It is fun and relaxing! And I don't even pretend to know how to draw. That's why I like rubber stamping so much; the drawing is already done for me. But zentangle is a series of repetitive strokes, easy strokes! The zentangle above is my first attempt. I learned the patterns from the zentangle website. I looked under their Newsletters tab and a few of the patterns actually had video demonstrations. Tips on shading were particularly helpful! The patterns (or tangles) I used above from top left to bottom right are mooka, betweed, cadent, (un-named filler of circles/dots), and paradox. I think I will definitely try this again! I hope you'll give it a try too. There is lots of good information at the zentangle website linked above.