Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It's a Tangled Web...

One of the "artistic" endeavors that I have wanted to try for a while is Zentangle.  So, when Sherry started sharing her creations, I decided to use it as a swift kick in the pants to give it a go.

Let me share just a couple of insights before I show my first attempt at this art form.

1) Zentangle or inspired by Zentangle takes practice.  And in my case, quite a bit more is needed in order for this to be a relaxing form of art versus a death grip on the pen.

2) I would recommend getting some type of beginning book on Zentangle.  I, being the impatient one, tried to skip that part and just pull up Tangle patterns from this site.  While this is a WONDERFUL resource, I think that my first tangling adventure could have gone so much smoother without trying to look through so many different patterns then follow the various links to the directions.

3) I also learned that leaving some white space is not bad.  My "tangle" is a quite busy for my taste!

4) In keeping with what I learned in #3, I would also say that it is fine to repeat a pattern to give some cohesiveness to the final outcome

And most importantly
5) Zentangle is VERY addictive.  Proceed at your own risk!



I think I might have another go at this particular thread that Sherry provided.  Maybe I'll find it more relaxing then next go around!!

'Till then......weave in some creativity into your day!


10 comments:

Sherry Cheever said...

ohhhhh COOL! Look what you did with the thread PLUS you've got a couple of tangles I've tried and tried to do and can't them at all . . . mine look nothing like them. Fabulous job, Starla!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I'm amazed at your creativity and your sense of adventure! Always trying something new. Love this!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I'm amazed at your creativity and your sense of adventure! Always trying something new. Love this!

Dawn Mercedes said...

ooh..I love how this flows! excellent job!

Katy said...

I think this is soooo cool! Thank you for the advice too because I see the books and then I think-no I can do it on my own. LOL-Not! :) Awesome job! :)

Glenda said...

Go girl!

Sylvia said...

Your first attempt at this type of art is fabulous, Starla, I am afraid holding a pen with a grip for very long would leave my hands and arthritis numb! I admire anyone who can do this type of drawing. Have a wonderful Thursday!

CuddlyBunny said...

This is your FIRST try? Way to GO! It's fantastic!

Micki said...

Ohhhhh it's perfect..... I don't think it's too busy and if this is your first tangle, it's amazing. I on the other hand completely suck at it. And it kills my hands..... girl, you don't give yourself enough credit. (Love ya!)

Carolyn King said...

how cool! i wanted to try to do this too but i don't think i could do anything nearly as good. So fun!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my running post. (ps..yes...get your thyroid tested...not just levels but ask to test for hashimoto's for the antibodies.) Hope your energy returns. I know EXACTLY what you are dealing with, believe me!