So when not much stamping is getting done, and not much of anything else is getting done either… it’s probably due to this fun doodle art form that is popping up in so many of the art/stamp/craft magazines! This particular style is called Zentangle and I learned how to do it in a class.
I’m really liking the art journals that I’ve seen in magazines that utilize this fun zen-doodle-thing. One lady even did her furniture!
Why the coffee cup? Well, I am glad you asked! I was in a local coffee shop the other day and saw that they had a shelf where they were collecting doodled on cups and it inspired me to save mine and see what I could do with it. I am going to take it back to them next time I go in!
I just cannot get the hang of zentangles. Many people take to it instantly. I wonder why?ReplyDelete
Your coffee cup is masterful. And gorgeous! If the coffee house does not want it, you could do another giveaway...hee, hee!
I can't draw, can't even do a decent doodle--that's why I have to stamp!ReplyDelete
Your coffee cup is just awesome--I am just blown away--haven't seen this before--guess I need to look at some different mags the next time I make it to Barnes and Noble--which is over 2 hours away. Darlene
OMGosh girl...How is your hand after???I already know beauty as that's a given!ReplyDelete
This is fabulous!ReplyDelete
It doesn't look like something you just learned about... It certainly rivals the pieces I saw recently in a magazine article.
This needs it's own little niche with a gallery light to show it off at the coffee shop.
I have never heard of zentangles doodles! Where did you hear about it?! Looks like fun!ReplyDelete
You’d be surprised how EASY it is to do actually….. this particular technique (or take on an OLD art form) is from a company called Zentangle www.zentangle.com they break it all down step by step in their kits as well as add more via their newsletter every month. This cup used every tangle I learned in the kit. Next time I’m going to try some of the more advanced ones!ReplyDelete
Here is an artist blog who does new and exciting things all the time with Zentangle. She had an article in the November issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors: http://beezinthebelfry.blogspot.com/2008/12/and-were-off-no-wait.html
Love your zentangle art! I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for the info, Suzanne. I also love all the shaker variations lately on the blog. Great inspiration!ReplyDelete
This cup is fabulous, Suzanne! How do you work on a rounded surface, though? That boggles my mind.ReplyDelete
Wow, great cup. Guess I am going to have to work on upgrading my doodles during our Thursday team meetings at work.ReplyDelete
I am another Suzanne who loves doing zentangles! Your cup is fabulous! I carry a small moleskine journal in my purse where I do zentangles whenever I have a spare moment waiting. Keep on "tangling"! Suzanne (not of the original post!)ReplyDelete
It would be awesome to get one of those markers made for ceramics and tangle on a mug.ReplyDelete
I found your blog through the Zentangle eletter, what a fabulous piece you've done!! On my bucket list for this year! So is a journal, they go hand in hand!ReplyDelete
Zentangling is a great way to relax. Your cup is great...You've showed me that we can zentangle on just about anything. I've only done it on paper while sitting before the TV to keep my husband company. I posted a few on my blog back in November 2009.ReplyDelete
Love the cup...it reminds me of the pic I sent you of the one I saw in the deliReplyDelete