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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Thread Tangles and Zentangles....

I have been working on the sofa. See the bottom of the back? One section done...

Incidentally, the stitches that I am using on the sofa are the same ones that I showed you in the chair tutorial. So if you are crazy enough to want to do a seven foot sofa, you have all of the information in the chair tut to do it....

After I worked on that for a while, I made the mistake of going to look at dashboard and the list of blogs that I follow.

In one of the blogs, I found an interesting bit about a technique called Zentangle. I went to this site.http://zentangle.blogspot.com/ And that was all it took....Off on a tangent I went.

The inner six year old got sidetracked. I think that it was too much chocolate mocha cake that made me do it. I have been doing things similar to this since college, but I never knew that there was a legitimate name for it.....Until now. What it is, is a form of meditation whilst doodling. They are even teaching classes in how to do it!

Next I looked at some people doing it on U Tube. After that, I went to Flickr and put in "Zentangle" and got a group with thousands of examples. http://www.flickr.com/groups/zentangle/pool/ The mind boggles!

I grabbed a pen and a sketchbook and I was off....In more ways than one...


That kept me busy until Walter arrived home from Detroit at 11:something.



These are in the order that I did them. When I took photos this morning, I could see some areas that needed a bit of fixing, but all in all, I was happy with what I did.

It's funny that you don't see the flaws until you take photos....At least I don't.

Anyway, the birthday is over and I am back to reality now.

The witches are meeting here today, so I have to go fix something to eat and clean up a bit.

Meanwhile, go look at the pretty doodles. The flickr site will keep you busy until your eyes are crossed.

I promise to put the pen and pad away and get back to work on the sofa after the witches are gone.

Do try Zentangling. It is fun and easy to do and there really aren't any rules.

See you tomorrow.

12 comments:

Teresa said...

Those sketches are so cool!

Merri said...

Zentangle...omg now you've done it. Life will never be the same for me. I'm hooked.

Kathi said...

Your drawing are wonderful! My daughter would love this. Me, I'm not that creative... My doodles consist of stick figures and houses with four walls and a roof. LOL

jeanuhlik said...

This is sooo wild!!! I was "shopping" on the Herssherners site on Sunday, up in the top margin what did I see?? Zentangle. Of course I had to check it out. I found the same thing that you did!!! I went to Amazon and checked out the books and the nice pens, etc...then off to youtube to see what I could see. I'm not as motivated as you are, it didn't get any further (I don't have the nice pens, perhaps I have a sketch tablet around here somewhere.) Thanks for the links!!!! ((HUGGS))

Kim said...

I love zentangle too. I just bought a zentangle calander off etsy- here's a link if you want to check it out. I think zentangle is very calming :)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91579428/2012-tangle-a-day-calendar?ref=pr_shop

Cote said...

Genial el sofá!!
Besitos

Lucille said...

My goodness, Casey, you are so multi talented! Those sketches are fabulous! They're beautiful! You should frame them. I can't get over this. To think that you did this in such a short period of time. I'm just amazed! Such fun!

Tabitha Corsica said...

hehehe...I've been doing this sort of thing since I was a child. How exciting to discover it has a name...and a following!

Heather said...

Whoa, this is absolutely amazing... I can't believe you're weaving a couch from the ground up! I'm blown away!
Your sketches are lovely too!
New follower here!
My dolls just started their own blog and I think your blog will be filled with a lot of helpful info!

Caseymini said...

Susan, I think that somebody just named it because nobody else had. It's still a form of doodling....In fact,look up Zendoodle. You get the same results....Just think! We were way ahead of our time.LOL

Caseymini said...

Jean, I don't think that the nice pens are necessary. I have been doing them with an extra fine, black sharpie. Works just fine. I saw some on the flickr site that were done with Crayola color changing markers! I think anything that you have will work.

Heather said...

I love zentangling! We taught that at the elementary school! I ended up zentangling the word "zentangle" to help decorate the bulletin board their work was going up on. :) Love yours!