One of the classes I'm taking through Wanderlust (see my side bar) was on Zentangle - which is like a meditative doodling but you doodle specific patterns - each pattern is called a tangle. A Zentagle is a mix of several tangles that you draw with a 1.0 Micron black pen on a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of card - preferably Fabriano. There are rules for this art form - but, of course, you really can do whatever you want!
I loved the on-line class (you can see some of my Zentangles here) and wanted to learn more. I ended up purchasing the book by the teacher of the class - Beckah Krahula - the book is called One Zentangle a Day.
So here is my first tangle from the book - it's called Poke Root - and I made it on a 2" x2" piece of Fabriano card. This is the first time I've drawn this tangle - it's my practice piece (but now I'll have to make another since I put this one on my card! And you, obviously, get better each time you draw it.
I decided to make a note card with my tangle - I cut the front flap of the card smaller than the back and adhered the tangle half off the edge of the front - just to kind of spotlight the tangle. I drew this very simply - just doing the Poke Root repeatedly and filling in the spaces with tiny circles - it's really easy using the 01 Micron Pen.
I could either stamp a verse inside behind the front panel - being sure I didn't go past the edge (!) or I could write a note in the same space. The card back measures 4 1/4' x 4 3/4" and the front panel is 2 3/4" x 4 3/4" so it fits into a regular envelope.
It is really fun to Zentangle - and I'm looking forward to practicing and using all of the Tangles that are in the book!
I'm linking my card to:
CASology Cue Card - Doodle
Paper: Fabriano Card
Accessories: 01 Black Micron Pen - Sakura, pencil, Blending Stub, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.