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    Zentangles!

    Zentangles. Or..doodles with patterns. I've discovered a very relaxing hobby. Something that forces you to take a time out from life. I plan to start a notebook of my zentangles. The great thing is you don't have to be an artist of any sorts. Can you draw circles, lines, squares and own a pen? Then you too can make a zentangle.

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    What is Zentangle?
    And a cool video of a zendala (a mandala zentangle)
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Nlz4XMxcs[/youtube]
    and how to start a basic one..
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hscfey5N-pY[/youtube]
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    Re: Zentangles!

    I just wanted to say....I do zentangles too and I love them!

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    Re: Zentangles!

    I saw someone doing these recently and incorporating the designs into a quilt, very cool!
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    Re: Zentangles!

    Reminds me a bit of Hindu henna patterns ...
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    Re: Zentangles!

    I'm always printing out those mandalas and coloring them in. There aren't enough of those in the world. I like the idea of zentangles, but only because I would want to color them after I was done. This actually would save me the trouble of finding them online...

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    Re: Zentangles!

    That looks like so much fun.
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    Re: Zentangles!

    I do this all the time - I didn't know it was "official." This is how I get a lot of designs for things I make later - it is, to visual art, what "freewriting" is to writing.
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    Re: Zentangles!

    [quote author=OpenHands link=topic=1473.msg31023#msg31023 date=1296186298]
    I saw someone doing these recently and incorporating the designs into a quilt, very cool!
    [/quote]

    Its perfect for a crazy quilt.

    ...or embroidery
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    Re: Zentangles!

    Thanks for sharing! I really love them...especially the mandala idea. Great for folks who are afraid of their creativity....lol. Easy for everyone!
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    Re: Zentangles!

    [quote author=B. de Corbin link=topic=1473.msg31069#msg31069 date=1296211669]
    I do this all the time - I didn't know it was "official." This is how I get a lot of designs for things I make later - it is, to visual art, what "freewriting" is to writing.
    [/quote]

    Me too! Never knew it had a name, though we used to sometimes refer to it as doodling years ago. I like it because I can let my hand draw (or mind is it?) draw what it wants. I try not to intentionally interfere with what happens on the paper.
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