Thursday, June 13, 2013

Crafty Mondays

In the summer, my friends and I renew our creativity by meeting each week for Crafty Monday. We gather around my dining room table, working on our current project. Each one of us brings something different: we have photography, knitting, crochet, scrap booking, quilting, and sewing.

This year, our group has a bit of focus: zentangles or doodling. What is a zentangle? In short, it is a meditative way to doodle. You divide your paper into sections and add different repetitive patterns to each section. The zentangle website has more information. A purist might use the itty bitty papers the website calls for, but basically we create shapes and/or pictures and add patterns with sharpies, watercolor paint or markers.

This photo was taken by my friend Jean Christian. She is a Tulsa photographer who is quite talented behind the lens. Her portfolio is on her website. She has a great talent for color!

Janine has a Pinterest board devoted to zentangles. I also love her "things to make" board.

Next week, we might use this art as inspiration for our doodles:

It's from Elizabeth Caldwell of ecdesigns. I found the print on etsy. I love her moleskin journals!

There are TONS of places to look for doodle art inspiration. Tammy of DaisyYellow, is a great place to start. She has a whole part of her website devoted to just getting started.


Happy doodling!


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