My First (and Maybe Only) Zentangle
I watched Kass Hall's webinar last week to learn more about the zentangles that I see on some blogs. I was immediately curious about an art technique that required "certified teachers." So I searched out the originators of this process to learn more.
I've already confessed that I'm not much of a doodler, and take a doodle notebook with me each week when I visit my elderly Mother so I can try more playful drawings - including lots of one-liners - when we are sitting having coffee and talking for an hour.
In my research I discovered that zentangles are drawn on 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 ' tiles, using a "string" or random set of pencil lines to divide the area, and that there is a growing collection of patterns used. I tried some of the patterns as part of my usual "learn it by myself" strategy. And then I suspended my judgement, and with the Olympics in the background did my first zentangle. Serious tanglers are going to recognize the patterns I copied.
I'm going to have to wait to see if my brain and drawing hand returns to these patterns as part of my doodles.