Wednesday, 31 December 2008

MY NEW INSPIRATION FOR 2009 - ZENTANGLES


As the main images wont enlarge, Ive added these small clopseups from each of the zentangles.

Ive been reading about these abstract penwork images all over different blogs and decided it was time I had a go (apart from one tatty one I tried last time I was at Anitas). So yesterday I decided to share the warm cosy sitting room with my husband during the afternoon and simply let the pen flow. I was hooked - went to bed with my moleskin and a set of pens and started another one - when the village church clock struck 2 am I had finished two more!!!!

This is number one I created in the sitting room with sepia pens of different thicknesses. I started with curvy shapes and filled them in one by one.


Number two was created in bed and where the shape of the horn, viking boat or whatever it looks like to you, came from I have no idea... but it speaks of growth to me.

Number three took me on to 2 am in the morning with a sore wrist and thumb. .. but this time I deliberately started with the five petal shapes and moved on from that. This is my favourite as its less heavy. Its strange as you can change focus and see different shapes appearing. Looks like the world is cracked but there is a safety net around it and there is still clean fresh growth sustained by a small pot of soil. Some of those shapes at the bottom look like patterned enormous prawns!!! Great fun.

WISH YOU ALL A MARVELOUS NEW YEAR FULL OF HAPPINESS, LOVE, FAMILY MOMENTS, AMAZING ART RESULTS AND GOOD HEALTH.

6 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

These are amazing and so beautiful! You really were in the zone for these.

Teri C said...

Your zentangles are beautiful!!!
And welcome to the world of zentangling. It is SO addictive. I am glad you joined us with these beauties.

Shirley said...

WOW! And these were the very first ones that you did? I love looking at each of them and seriously wonder whether I could loosen up enough to just let the pen flow! Happy New Year and a great 2009!

Robert A Vollrath said...

I like these drawings. Pure fun!

Margaret Ann said...

WOOOO...WHEEEE...Ms. Joanie!!!! These are spectacular and so very organic...I love the idea you were up into the wee hours of the morning draing these!!!

I just sent you a personal email reply before coming to your blog and seeing these...sorry for the duplication of ideas....

OOOOOH MY!!! I think you've been hooked for sure!!!! :)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Hello everyone on this lazy New Year's Day - thank you so much for your encouragement with these early Zentangles of mine. When finished I seem to be able to 'read' them as if the were talking to me. Im so inspired by the idea that I have opened a new spiral bound sketchbook just for zentangles but much smaller than my moleskin. Ive already finished a square 4.5 inch and a circle 5 inch diameter. .. but these dont seem so wild.