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26 January 2011

A Zentangle Challenge!

Zen Doodling was a technique I discovered last year during CED2010 and I played with it frequently. I wasn't making them quite the way that I now understand that zentangles are supposed to be done but I sure found the doodling to be fun, very relaxing and very zen. I have since discovered a few blogs specifically about zentangles: I am the Diva CZT, BLOG Zentangle, Open Seed Arts and the great index of zentangle ideas Tanglepatterns.com. Plus Eden of Draw, Doodle and Decorate Blog is another great source of colourful pattern ideas.  

I am the Diva CZT has started up a weekly challenge based on a specific pattern. This week the pattern is IXORUS (yes these patterns have names!) and this is what it inspired from me:


If you like playing with zentangles/zen doodling you might want to try this weekly challenge out! 

I couldn't decide which direction I liked best so I'm spinning it to see the other perspectives. Silly and fun!


And there are lots of participants to visit and see how this pattern  inspired them!


22 comments:

  1. this is beautiful! and i love the magenta!

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  2. This is very fun....and well composed. I am enjoying your take on ixorus!

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  3. beautiful! I love spinning them too! :)
    Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Very flowing and beautiful, I love the filler orbs in the spaces created by the basic tangle and of course the magenta really makes it sing!

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  5. love love love the color of love. gorgeous! love the pink spin.

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  6. headkerchief taken by a soft wind...beautifully done!

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  7. Whispering lovely to look at ~ from any point of view

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  8. Beautiful & oh so colorful :)
    (It looks good any which way)

    xo
    Kristin

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  9. so cool!!! Eva you are so good at zentangles, I have never tried one! love your colors, here, too! xo

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  10. Ohhhhh I love Zentangles!!! Very good!!! Love the color!

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  11. This is fantastic! I love the color and the sweep of the lines. Thank you so much for all the info in this post. I'm going to check out the sources.

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  12. OOOOO, love the magenta! Orientation #1 is my fave but they are all great. Full of fantasy and whimsy.

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  13. I love this tangle, so beautiful. The colour is fantastic!

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  14. Beautiful - both the execution of the tangle and the addition of the colour!

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  15. WOW! Love this joyful tangle… Magenta is MY color ;-).
    And the circles are stunning. Have to look several times to detect all the variations!
    Great work.

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  16. I first discovered zentangles here at your place last year and have been inlove with them ever since! This one is perfect!!!

    Love it!

    Smiles and thanks for the continued inspiration!

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  17. This is really beautiful! Love the color!

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  18. OMG! This is fantastic! I love the color and the patterns. I've just been trying to learn how to do these Zentangles, too. I don't feel that I'm doing them right. So this is great information to have. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Your zentangle is beautiful in every direction. The pink is great.

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  20. First I've seen zentangles. I'm intrigued. I want to try it. Terah

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  21. Wow! That's all I can say. Words don't do it justice. I'm in ♥. [smile]

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Looking forward to hearing from you!