Monday, June 4, 2012

Please Pass Me A Fork!

This week's Artist's Play Room theme is Zentangles/Doodles. I started zentangling two years ago when I came across the new idea online. I was taken with the repetitive patterns and meditative process of creating a balanced piece. In that time I've kind of branched out with my zentangling. I really love using tangles in drawings of things instead of just doing an abstract piece.

I was trying to come up with an idea of what to draw for this week's challenge. At first I was thinking maybe a bird, then zentangle his wings or draw a macro flower and zentangle it's petals. I finally decided on two ideas. One was to draw a piece of parchment, an ink bottle, blotter and fountain pens then have the zentangle "flowing" out of the pen nib and moving across the parchment. My second idea was to do a chinese bowl filled with noodles and then have several sets of chop sticks scattered around with the zentangles decorating them. The pen, ink and parchment drawing is only half finished but I do have the chopsticks drawing completed. Here it is...

Title: "Chopsticks"
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  2. Jen, I so admire your work, you crazy amazing perfectionist! I swear it looks like a photo! Beautifully done!!!
    I love that you are writing in PINK today!

    I will be doing my first Zen tangle just for you. (well after I figure out what the heck I am doing) :)

    Have a great week!

  3. this work is amazing, it makes my heart squeeze just a bit to look at it,,,,before I started losing my sight this was the type of work I LOVED to do, I love the challenge of detail, you do this sooo well,
    sometimes it hurts that I can no longer do this but I have the joy of coming here to see your beautiful work

  4. Oh my goodness - not sure I should have said I'll do one now - this is incredibly beautiful! :0))

  5. That is 2 kewl....I love it....o.k...I must try to get here this week for your challenge....focus squirrels....squirrel, someone say squirrel...where's a squirrel....LOL


  6. okay you have inspired me to give a bit of tangling a go.... your is gorgeous and I am going to endeavour to do a decent job before I go completely mad, but if I am found in a mess surrounded by chocolate wrappers and babbling about tangles it is on your head...xx

  7. LOL @ Tracey's comments about tangles and chocolate, she is my kinda girl! LOVE your zentangle work, just beautiful!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  8. Very very Beautiful Jenn !I especially love the chopsticks with green leafy pattern and your noodles look delicious too :)

  9. How very cool is that?! Your Zentangles are a-maaazing, my friend. Now, it's not exactly what I would call "doodling" as you put so much thought into your work. It's hard to imagine this a free-form but I am sure everyone's brain works in different ways. You're the yin to my yang, girlfriend!! Makes me want to try my hand at Zentangling....

    Much love from across the planet,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  10. Oooh, i loved the last theme but never got to it, this one i will not allow myself to miss!! And i love you chopsticks!!

  11. Wow, wow, wow..... and WOW!!! Great idea!!

  12. very creative design and well done ~ Wow! ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

  13. Stunning and Gorgeous!! I'm quite cross eyed from my tangling adventure. I believe peanut butter wrapped in chocolate with a cup of coffee is in order. Best thing for tangled eyeballs!

  14. What a clever idea! Love it! :)

  15. These are so amazing. I tried zentangling a year or so ago; I think it has led me to do some of my own doodling. I won't call it "drawing" LOL I've been following your blog for awhile and just realized we're almost neighbours - I'm in Vancouver! Congrats on the BIG NEWS!

  16. This is so fantastic! Love the composition and colors.

  17. Those chopsticks are so beautiful. I would love some real ones that had those designs. Can't wait to see the pen and ink one, with the zentangles flowing out.

  18. My apologies Jenn because I thought I'd already commented on your amazing chopsticks, but it appears I didn't...maybe my eyes were not at their best with 'tangling' ;D
    I think your chopsticks should be marketed...they would look stunning in any high class restaurant!


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