I have been quite busy this week and haven't had much time in my art closet, so there are unfinished projects on my table. So I thought I would borrow a phrase from my daughter that she and her pals use on a social network..."Throw Back Thursday!" I'm certain they use it for something different, but I am going to use it to pull from a past project that I haven't shared because of my slackness this week.
During my art journey I came upon a form of art called Zentangle. I really found it by accident because I was looking for something else regarding my nature journaling. But when I found it, I was so intrigued that I had to try it. When I did, I was smitten. It's an addictive form of art because it's really just patterns (how easy is that) put together and the end result is usually wonderful. In fact you look at it and go..."did I do that?" I love to Zentangle and I have a whole journal dedicated to it as well as a "tile" book with all the tiles I have done. It's an easy fun thing to do just sitting around watching T.V. or sitting outside. You can also get as intricate as you want to with larger pieces. I did a large piece last year for my mom who lives in Santa Fe, NM of a Kachina doll that turned out so nice. I was in such a hurry to get it into the mail before Christmas that I forgot to take a photo of it. But maybe one day I can get a good photo to share.
So as a part of Throw Back Thursday, I wanted to share one I did last year at some point and time. It is on a 5x7, not your traditional "tile."
I found it on my art table when I was shuffling through scrap sheets for my art journal. This one probably took a little more time to do than some because of the size and some of the small detailed Zentagle patterns, but I liked the result. It was fun! I haven't done as much Zentangle lately as I would like to because I have so addicted to my art journal, but maybe this will jump start me! LOL I enjoy seeing all the areas of creativity that God has placed in me. I think it kind of keeps me balanced in the art world and not just stuck on "one" thing per say! LOL Sounds good anyway doesn't it! LOL!
Do you Zentangle or have some other form of art that maybe you have put to the side briefly? Don't let it die! Pick it back up and dust off the cobwebs! It's just one of the facets of the "whole" that makes you uniquely creative you! I'm thankful for ALL His many Gifts in Me!
Blessings to you today!