Smiley from millan.net Good morning y’all!  It’s time for another Tangle Tuesday.  From the comments left and some emails I received, I can tell lots of y’all are interested in Zentangle.  I’ve been sitting on my fingers trying not to upload more over the last few days.

Let’s talk about some different links that you might find interesting:

The Zentangle website

TanglePatterns.com

plus there are so many zentangle/zendoodling blogs out there all you need to do is search on zentangle, doodle, zendoodle . . . you won’t believe the hits you come up with.

My friend, Micki Harper, mentioned in her blog post that she had cut up some watercolor paper to use for her doodling.  I tried it . . . I used hot press watercolor paper because it is smoother and doesn’t have all the grooves of regular watercolor paper . . . I cut it up in 3.5” squares and tried a couple of those.  It works great!

What I’ve learned over the last little bit just practicing.  I like to have a fine 01 or 03 pen for drawing but I like a broader tip, 05 or 08 for coloring in the black areas.  I have only one paper stump that I use over and over, but I can see where a couple would be handy.  If you are a golfer (or someone else in family is), those golf pencils picked up at all the pro shops are perfect . . . they are small so they can go in your pencil or Zentangle bag easy.    Zentangle doesn’t have to be perfect . . . none of my lines are . . . and I’ve messed up my share of squares . . .  things can be fixed by shading or maybe changing your design a little.

Here are a few of my tangles from the last week:

This is one done on a Zentangle Square:

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This is one done on 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper:

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This is one of my favorites done some time  . . . can’t remember when  . . . but I think done in a doctor’s waiting room with my mom.

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Thanks to everyone who played along and linked up last week.  Hopefully we’ll keep building on that number so we can see what each other are doing.

Thanks for stopping by today and remember . . . it’s one line at a time!

SHERRY SIGNATURE

I guess I don’t need to tell you that I’m totally hooked on Zentangle.  It has become relaxation and quiet time for me, whether I’m home or away.  When I’m working on a project, and remember to breathe and not grip the pen sooooo tight, I can feel my shoulders relaxing and a calm come over me.  Which makes it a perfect craft for taking along in your purse or tote.

Instead of bombarding you with tangles that I’ve done throughout the week, I thought it would be a great idea to start a new feature here on the BAD Side.  From now on (well when there’s not a hop or frenzy the same day), Tuesday will  from now on be “Tangle Time Tuesday!”  I hope you enjoy the projects as much as I enjoy making them.  I also hope that some of you decide to join in on the fun.  I’ve read that some of you have tried Zentangle, want to try or actually love it as much as I do.  So let’s try this!  (Spur of the moment decision here)  I’ll put an InLinkz collection at the end of this post and then you can play along with me and post a link to your project below.    We’ll try this for awhile and see what happens . . . sound like fun?

Here are a couple of my favorites that I’ve done over the last few weeks.  The first is one of my journal pages (I purchased a new Moleskin journal to carry with me and basically to practice in.)

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The next one is also from my journal.  Sadly it looks like I got a little carried away with the stump when I was shading.  I’ve been using a paper stump (like we use with Gamsol and colored pencils) for shading my pencil marks to add depth to the Tangle.

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That’s it for me today.  Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing what you create and link up!

SHERRY SIGNATURE

 

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