Zentangle was created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Their moto, "Anything is possible one stroke at a time." I won't go into detail about what Zentangle is, you can click on the link and find out much more. It's mainly doodling patterns. It's been around for a while now, it's just new to me.
This week I had a Meniere's attack, complete with horrible vertigo....
I've also been fighting migraines.
The doodling didn't help during the Meniere's attack (nothing does!), but it helped afterward. And I'm surprised to find that while I'm doing this doodling, my migraines are more tolerable. (It also helps if I wear sunglasses while I'm drawing.)
So here's what I've been up to this week:
|I was trying out some patterns a couple of days ago, then I came back to this yesterday...|
and it turned into this. I like it.
|The night after the Meniere's attack I couldn't sleep...|
I was desperately afraid it would happen again...
So I started this. I finished it the next day.
Most Zentangle designs are not colored...but I like color!
|One of my first....It was turning out great...until I got to the lower right hand corner.|
That just didn't work...I kept trying to fix it..and just made it worse.
|This is going to be a birthday card for a friend of mine.|
She loves animals, especially her cats.
If you just want to relax and loose yourself in your drawing, I suggest giving this a try. There are a lot of patterns out there...some times I use them...sometimes I just make up stuff as I go.
I'm sure you'll be seeing some more designs,
but next up.... something I've been working on...a Self Portrait.
Have you ever tried Zentangle? What do you think?