Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My ordinary life - zentangles

Life is being very ordinary, lately.  I should be very happy about that -considering I’ve had a lot of very unordinary things happen in my life.  Kept thinking that I’d blog when I had something interesting to blog about.  Well, instead of never blogging again (cuz nothing interesting was happening) I think I should start blogging about my very ordinary life.

In my ordinary life, like a lot of you, I am interested in all different manner of this and that.  Today I found Zentangles.

I don't know if you are aware of Zentangles.  Robbie has some examples on her blog --
http://robbiespawprints.blogspot.com/2009/06/zentangle-time.html

Be sure and check out Robbie’s “wolves” --  her thread painting is awesome --
http://robbiespawprints.blogspot.com/2009/08/art-of-nature-quilt-pictures.html

She suggests to do a search on youtube for Zentangle.  I did and was most fascinated by
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Nlz4XMxcs -- how to do a Zentangle Mandala.

There are other Zentangle videos that I want to view.

I doodle when I am on the phone.  Usually on the newspaper that is on the table.  Or on a scratch pad.  DH can usually determine how long I've been on the phone by the amount of doodle on paper!

This would be good practice for free motion quilting.  I have heard to draw, or doodle, on paper, the design that you are going to be FMQing in order to get into the Zen.  I guess Zentangles would get you into a Zen.

1 comment:

Robbie Payne said...

Be careful with Zentangle's! They are addicting! But at least now I don't feel like I'm wasting time doodling! They do make great quilting patterns as well! Glad you enjoyed my blog and some of my art and my world!