I have seen a certain amount of Zentangle and ZIA lately and I honestly can’t say that I jumped on the bandwagon with it. However, I received a blog post update from The Daily Marker Blog and Kathy added a bit of doodling (ZIA) to an image that she stamped. Now THAT intrigued me! As with each art form, we all have different tastes – it is so personal. The tiny bit of detail that she added made me want to investigate a bit further. So, the addict in me went to Indigo and bought a beginner book on Zentangles and off I went. I added some doodling to my card below not to mention the hours I spent playing around last night! It is so relaxing!
I opened up this Magnolia Block image from Sweet ‘N Sassy and then drew an extra square around it for the border, with an extra thick line. When I did this I had no idea where I was taking it, but it gave me some options. I printed the image then coloured with my Copics. I added a bit of depth around the flowers with some very light-coloured Copics and my blender. I took a peek through my new Zentangles book and found a few things that I thought would work and this is what I came up with. I just used a fine tip Micron pen and doodled away. I didn’t want it to overpower the gorgeous flower so I added the tiny dots to leave a lot of white space. I printed the digital paper from Doodle Pantry (Grunge Wood), wrapped a very thin pice of lace around it (it’s hard to see in the picture) and attached it. I then added the gold sticker border. I popped up the flower then added the Thank you sticker and the black gems. The flower centers have Wink of Stella for a bit of glitz. I’m playing along in the Twisted Thursday Challenge at The Outlawz (just for fun since I’m on The Outlawz DT). The theme is always Anything Goes with an option to add the weekly twist.
Magnolia Block image from Sweet ‘N Sassy; Grunge Wood digi papers from Doodle Pantry
I’m attaching the pieces I created last night with the first 6 techniques I have learned. I went to bed dreaming about Zentangles . . .
ZIA created by me
ZIA created by me
One more thing I have to add to my post today: pics of my latest tattoo (#3). I decided to get an anklet (and YES, it definitely hurt!!) However, my best piece of advice for someone thinking of getting one – get something that you really want because the pain will be worth it!
The first picture is the drawing A.J. Van De Velde did freehand with an orange Sharpie marker and a pen (with a few specific criteria from me: I wanted it double-strand, I wanted blue in it and a heart or 2 and I wanted it to look realistic). It was very cool to watch the creative process unfold as the concepts turned into a drawing and then turned into this beautiful piece of art. I wore a tiny anklet to the appointment and I’m so glad I did, as A.J. traced the lines of it and then drew mine to follow those lines. I just love how it sits!
Freehand drawing of tattoo outline
Front view of view of finished tattoo
Thanks so much for dropping by today. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. It is a long weekend in Canada so I am enjoying an extra day off!
Sending iridescent dolphin hugs to wherever you may be . . .