I have been having a ball with my Zentangle art. I have been going strong since the beginning of this year doing a piece here a piece there. I have acquired a few books from various CZT's and have even take a class from a neat CZT artist Deborah (www.facebook.com/Zentangle.and.Reiki.etc.withPeaceofSpirit) that went out of her way to make sure myself and another lovely lady were able to take one of her classes. I have branched out of the typical Zentangle "tile" and done larger pieces and have incorporated my Zentangle in my art journals as well. It's all been so much fun, but I have hit a slump and have had a creativity block!! All of a sudden, everything I come up with in my small creative mind seems to lack a little luster on the page!
I follow so many blogs of other artists from all walks of life and they ALL give me wonderful inspiration, but sometimes I look at "their" work and then look at "mine," and I get the big old frumpy frown! Their work seems so full of life and mine looks like I'm struggling! LOL! So, I press ever on!
With Zentangle, you start with a "string" on a tile, which could really be any shape and then tangle inside the string. Linda Farmer has a wonderful website at www.tanglepatterns.com where you can find sample strings along with a mountain of "official" patterns for your Zentangle art. I comb it DAILY!! I also comb Pinterest for patterns to peak my creative juices and mind. It just seems like sometimes even with ALL the wonderful help out there, I come to a stale mate and nothing looks good on the page!
So since I seem to be bound in the creative chain, my Zentangle for today expresses my crazy mind wrapped up in chains!! Hopefully I will get a breakthrough soon and get a good Zentangle flow a going!!! After all......Zentangle is supposed to be STRESS FREE!!! LOL!!