Entangled With The Diva

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!

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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…

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I hope you are enjoying a beautiful, art-filled day!  🙂

20 thoughts on “Entangled With The Diva

  1. Really nice work. I have zero patience to do this zentangle thing in any form. Some folks make it look so easy….thanks for the visit. xox Corrine

    • I have the patience to do the patterns (as a practicing engineer by day, this is hopelessly attractive to my more OCD side of the brain LOL)–I just am not patient enough to take the time to be still long enough to complete one. I feel the need to paint something or print something or stamp something or glue something…..and that all seems to get in the way of sitting still long enough to Zentangle! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments!

  2. Just noticed you have a heeler. We have two, a red and a red mix. Both rescues. Love these two so much, such SMART dogs. xox Corrine

    • Yes! Frodo is our second and he is a rescue. Most wonderful loving dog ever! Sasha was our first and we had her over 13 years when she passed away this past end of March. We still miss her. Without a doubt, she was the smartest dog I have EVER had the opportunity to know. We will never have another breed of dog as long as we have dogs… 🙂 Oh, and did I fail to mention that Frodo is fabulous and gentle with our 18 mon. old grandson? He runs around with animal crackers in both of his hands (that we normally use for additional dog treats LOL) and Frodo just follows him–hoping that he will drop one or leave a crumb. He doesn’t snatch or try to take them from the baby. He just wags and follows. They are amazing dogs!!

  3. I do love your tree, it’s really beautiful! And you are right about peace in our lives, we all need that.
    I hope to see you here again!

  4. I like your tangled tree. It’s a very different look when you use graphite! I’ve tried zentangling a few times but I find I have no patience for it. I’m too excited about smudging paint around instead. On the hand, if I was away from home with only a notebook and a pen, this could be the ideal creative outlet!

  5. (Take two – I’m not sure my first comment went through!) I like your tangled tree. It’s a very different look when you use graphite! I’ve tried zentangling a few times but I find I have no patience for it. I’m too excited about smudging paint around instead. On the hand, if I was away from home with only a notebook and a pen, this could be the ideal creative outlet!

  6. I’m having a devil of a time posting a comment…so if this shows up multiple times…just ignore it. I love how your tree turned out and I don’t follow the rules either! Thanks for sharing with Let’s Play!

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