Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Z is for Zentangle

 
 
Z is for Zentangle
 
 
 
Zentangle is an art form that uses structured patterns to create beautiful images.  It's a form of doodling which is made up of  simple patterns.  I just discovered it recently and I really enjoy the simplicity of it.  I especially like the booklet "Zentangle 8" because it was about using it for monograms and alphabets. 
 
 
 
I thought it would be fun to make a monogram to hang on the wall.  You need a wooden letter, available at craft stores and a black sharpie.  I chose several zentangle patterns out of the two zentangle books  I decorated the letter E for my daughter's room.  It was my first attempt , but I think it came out ok.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you do this craft, provide a link in the comments so I can come see.   This would make a great Mother's Day gift. 
 The photos are for the same item which is a white letter with black designs.  But in the one photo the light reflected so I added another photo with different exposure so you could see the design.


11 comments:

  1. ohhh so that's what it is called, I am going to look up that book.

    The E looks pretty cool!

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    1. Thanks! I'm not crazy about the bottom of the E. I think I could have chosen a better design for it but I was in a hurry to finish up the Z post before midnight.

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  2. I keep seeing Zentangle stuff on Pinterest but I had no idea what it was! Your E came out great. I'd love to make one for us too, also E, since that's my fiance's last name (and mine too someday!)

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  3. You blog is adorable! Newest follower here via the blog hop and I was kinda hopin' that you'd pop on by my neck o' the woods and like me back (if you like what you read!)

    Have a great weekend!
    Sarah
    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

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  4. I've learned a new term today!! So that's what those patterns are called. Your E looks great. :)

    Dropping by from the Fun Friday Blog hop!!

    http://bobbedcurls.blogspot.com/

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  5. These look great - so unusual.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  6. What an awesome site! I love crochet, counted cross stitch, knitting... Will follow.

    Marie @ http://123craftcafe.com & http://asatisfiedspirit.com

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  7. Who knew that had a name?! Learn something new every day, huh? I love how your E came out. I have to take a look at that book. I love monogram letters! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by our Let's Get Social Sunday. Have a great week.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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