Monday, March 7, 2011

So It Has a Name!

Last weekend when I put up my Sunday Sketch I put up a  doodle I did when my cable was out. I just did it with a couple of pens. No big deal. Just doodling.

After I posted my link to my Sunday Sketch, I had a couple of people tell me that it was a zentangle.....who knew? I had no idea what a zentangle was. Turns out it some sort of mediative drawing or doodling. According to zentangle.com  "Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being"
 

 They also call it a "elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life" and also "mediative". You can buy kits and books...they've taken doodling to a whole new commercial thing. I was amazed people would pay money to doodle!

Then I did a search on Etsy. There are a lot of  zentangles on there. But for me, it's just a doodle. I do that when I'm bored. I always have. When I go to meetings my notes are filled with doodles.  So inspired by the beautiful doodles or zentangles in color, I decided to do another this time with the DAWG Team Ocean Quest in mind, and enhance it with watercolor and here it is. I


It is available in my Etsy Shop at this link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/69525379/mixed-media-aceo-original-sea-of-life

8 comments:

♥Jan♥ said...

Joann this is very interesting. Very nice! I love the colors and the design. I have an idea that I would like to try someday too...

Heather said...

i like this one! nice - love the ocean so this to me is just beautiful. i have never zentagled before, but it does seem like it would be relaxing!

Lee said...

FUN! Great little ocean quest response ;^)

art2cee2 said...

HMMM zentangle...sounds good and you really have a knack! :-)

Lenora said...

This is colourful adn fun too - yes zentangle - so funny how things we've done for years are now labeled and have become styles, trends whatever - who would ever have known scrap booking would become such big industry - my great grandma scrap booked with just stuff she had around as did grandma and my mom! Who would have thunk it?

Marlene said...

This is great Joann, I love to zentangle it is great fun and very freeing.

Tammie said...

this is wonderful. I love how you designed it! looks almost like a woodblock print.

Beth said...

Very interesting! And I like it!

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