Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Something to do - other than housework :)

As if I don't already have enough distractions throughout the day, I've now become hooked on Zentangle.  For those of you  who don't know what Zentangle is, here's a brief idea:

Start with a square about 3 1/2", draw a random line through the square, and fill in the spaces with pattern. 

Robbie sparked my interest in this art form when she posted a picture of her Zentangle fish that she then turned into an amazing piece of beadwork ( go check it out and then come back, ok?).

I ordered myself up some books on Zentangle and a pack of these Micron pens that were recommended to use when Zentangling and got to it.

I actually did my first couple while on our boat - I couldn't help it, the books had just come in the mail before we were leaving, and I just HAD to get it at.

It's very addictive and relaxing.

If any of you are interested in learning this art form, let me know by leaving me a comment.  I'll draw a name from the comments and send you this beginning book and a pen to get your started.  -- Just don't call me when your dust bunnies start turning into tumbleweeds :)  hmm, maybe it's possible to Zentangle in dust??  You know that a house becomes a home when you can write "I Love You" in the dust, right?

I'll pick a name next Wednesday (July 21) around 6 a.m. (eastern time).  Please make sure you either leave your email address in the comment or check back on the 21st to see if you are the winner and then let me know your email address so we can connect.

Bead Happy - and Often!


Carol said...

Hi Lynn
I have been wanting to try this. Where did you get the book? I saw a couple on a web site, then lost the link. I am not much of a doodleer. Flowers are all I ever doodle. But I want to try Zentangle on a pair of shoes, and on a purse and everything. I won a bead from Amber Dawn that was Polymer Zentagle!! just amazing. I keep looking at it waiting for the flash on how to do it proud ~lol~ Send me info please!

Your work looks pretty darn good for a beginner. and...dust bunnies..never heard of them..unless that's what all that gray stuff is under the bed ~lol~
Have a great day!

PS If I win, I'll pass the book on in a drawing when I am done with it.

Its All About Creating said...

Count me in! Would LOVE to win. I am so into the abstract meaning of shapes I know I would be lost in this book for days on end. It's a great giveaway and thank you for the opportunity! -Marlene arteveryday(at)msn(dot)com.

Anonymous said...

Lynn your zentangles have been so great! I have been thinking about getting this book! It looks like it would be relaxing!

Copper Diem said...

I'd love to win - I'm totally intrigued by Zentangles

beadyjeannie said...

You don't necessarily NEED the book. there.s a great website where people share the doodles/tanlges and a lot of info.
Pretty much, you just have to jump in and doodle! It's very relaxing.

Lindsay said...

Hey Lynn!! Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate the kind words. I'm keeping an eye on your blog! I'm slowly going back through the archives. So great! And count me in for this-- it sounds and looks so interesting! I can't believe I've never heard of Zentangle before.

I'm at mythicalantiquity[at]gmail[dot]com

judy said...

Wow, Lynn this looks cool! Thanks for showing us what it is, and for the chance.

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i love robbie's zentangles and her fish too...and yours are awesome. is there anything you put your hand and mind to that you can't do??? this looks like lots of fun. could be very addictive! i would be very happy to win this.

FloridaBird said...

I didn't know there was an actual name for this! How cool! I enjoy your beautiful work and your blog. Thanks for the chance to win!