Laura Harms, a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT), posts a Zentangle challenge every Monday morning on her blog IAmTheDivaCZT.blogspot.com. I have always admired the work of Zentanglers and have even tried my hand at it a few times myself. I have a few books and magazines on the subject and I’m sure if I had more free time that I would want to do more of it. I decided that I would give the challenge a whirl. I found the experience of drawing the piece below to be a very soothing exercise indeed–more so than even I was expecting. I have been watching the coverage of the events in San Bernardino, CA and I am pretty upset with the whole situation on a MULTITUDE of levels. I figured a good Zentangle challenge would do me well and it did. I’m sure I will be doing some more very soon…whether they make to posts on this blog or not. I could use a little more peace in my life at the moment!
I’m not one to always follow the rules and so it was with this piece. it was done in a 3.5″x5″ Handbook journal with a 6B graphite pencil. I’m not versed in the patterns but I like how it turned out. As I looked through some of my periodicals I found designs and patterns that I thought I could draw without too much difficulty and that would work with the vision that I had for “my” tree. I’d really like to add some color to it and I may still go back and do that. I feel the watercolors calling my name…
I am also going to link this post to the following blogs:
- Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s regular Friday post Art Journal Everyday
- Carolyn Dube’s regular Tuesday challenge Let’s Play!
- The Craft Your Passion blog challenge issued on Mondays
- Leah Piken Kolidas’ weekly blog challenge Creative Every Day
I hope you are enjoying a beautiful, art-filled day! 🙂