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.


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

    The E looks pretty cool!

    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.

  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!)

  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!

  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!!

  5. These look great - so unusual.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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

    Marie @ &

  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!

  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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