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A couple of years ago, I got really interested in Zentangle. I like to draw, but I’m not very good at it. Zentangle is a mix of doodling and drawing and I found out that was right in my sweet spot. I found tons of designs on the interwebs and started doodling. I call it doodling with a purpose 😉 I even took a class at my local Hobby Lobby with Bethany Bennett, CZT, here in Arkansas. Taking what I learned, and also a fascination with Day of the Dead masks, I used some head shots of my friend’s children and basically doodled on them. I printed the photographs on white cardstock in black and white. Then I went to town with my Zentangle supplies, which basically comes down to various sizes of Sakura Pigma Micron Pens and Sharpies. You can create the designs in many colors, but I find myself being a purist and sticking to the straight black.

You can buy an actual Zentangle kit of pens here:

https://www.amazon.com/Sakura-Zentangle-11PC-Set-50011/dp/B007FEBJX6/ref=sr_1_13?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1502218849&sr=1-13&keywords=zentangle

Or you can just collect the various sizes and colors you’d like to work with. Get an art box, you’ll end up with a zillion pens.

I love the results, they’re a little kooky and a bit different



If you’re interested in getting started with Zentangle – check out this site http://tanglepatterns.com/ I picked up so many ideas here. Later I’ll post on my sketch books and how I practice and store designs.

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I love my doodles and some are more personal to me than others.  Here are some of those:

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Hey Chirpers.

I combined my love for decorative crosses with my love for doodling in this project.

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I had a friend that loved the prayer from the movie “The Boondock Saints”.  I found this description of the prayer here:

“The Boondock Saints prayer is also known as “The Family Prayer”. It is an oath to God. Basically, the boondock saints are saying that they will do all they can to help rid the world of evil, and help the weak.”

Here is the prayer that I wrapped around the edge of the cross:

The Family Prayer

And Shepherds we shall be For thee, my Lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from Thy hand Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands. So we shall flow a river forth to Thee And teeming with souls shall it ever be. In Nomeni Patri Et Fili Spiritus Sancti.

Several “M’s” worked their way into the project quite accidentally, but it really was very cool since “M” is the first initial of my friend’s surname.  I framed the project with a black frame and a dark grey mat.

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To read more about the prayer — check out this site:

http://www.prayers-for-special-help.com/boondock-saints-prayer.html

I have been playing around with all sorts of shapes in my doodles and decided to go full on dork with these.  I hope you enjoy!

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Hello chirpers!  I’ve found a new obsession.  I’vealways liked to draw — but I’ve never been really good at the traditional drawing — shapes and shadows and things…..but I recently found these books….

http://www.amazon.com/Doodling-Papercrafters-Leisure-Arts-4313/dp/160140560X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395112480&sr=1-1&keywords=doodling+for+papercrafters

http://www.amazon.com/Art-Zentangle-inspiring-drawings-meditative/dp/160058358X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395112513&sr=1-1&keywords=the+art+of+zentangle

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Lettering-Techniques-Tips-Artists/dp/1454704004/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395112531&sr=1-1&keywords=creative+lettering

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Doodling-Beyond-Stephanie-Corfee/dp/1600582478/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395112552&sr=1-1&keywords=creative+doodling+and+beyond

And COUNTLESS pins on Pinterest!  I’ve found DOODLING — who KNEW it was an art form.

Here’s some of my first scribbles

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