Saturday, January 3, 2009

Zentangles & Mandala Zentangles for your relaxation

First I went to Barbara's Blog and saw some Zentangles - I really liked them - I had seen them before but did not quite get how to do them - mine just didn't look right . Barbara gave me a link to the Zentangle site where I could read about them and it helped me to see how it's done so I did a little page with just boxes to practice making some of the designs


So here is my first Zentangle - it was very relaxing and kind of meditative to do it I added color with pitt pens I like the bottom half better than the top halfThen I found another site how to draw a Mandala Zentangle I enjoyed making the mandala design. I will make more-- this is the perfect kind of art for those times when you don't want to do something big but want to do something relaxing and fun . Thanks Barbara.




9 comments:

Ann said...

These are very cool!
I like your self-portrait below too.

Jan said...

Thanks, as always, for the inspiration. I love your self-portrait. We do look better with shades on the older we get, huh? What's with that?! Anyway, I also want to thank you for posting your dulcimer music. I love being able to access it anytime I want.

Kathleen said...

Thanks Jan -how very sweet -I miss & Love you LOTS - Kath

purplepaint said...

Oh these are awesome!!! I love the circle one! I have some on my blog but they're just black and white. Thanks for your comments on my blog. :) Marva

Barbara said...

Wow, you've really taken off with them, haven't you!

Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

Hi Kathleen

This looks like heaps of fun. I love Mandalas they are just so beautiful. I'm just reading Jan's comment. How neat. I haven't played my HD for a few days and really need to. Love the ones you've done wonderful.

Liz

Starr said...

These are fun! Wow! I'm going to have to visit this site. I need something like this, especially when I am in school and can't do anything 'big'. Thanks Kathleen!

kazumiwannabe said...

That's cool! Love the last one you did, it's beautiful! I'm going to try that!

Ingrid Dijkers said...

Love the way you used color in your Zentangles! They are just beautiful.
Best-
Ingrid