Tuesday, September 18, 2012

WOYWW 172 - Zentangle

It's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!  Woo hoo.  It all starts at Julia's at Stamping Ground.   I must thank Julia for getting us all together.  I was fortunate to meet my first fellow WOYWW -- Di from Pixies Crafty Workshop.  I'm hoping to meet more of you as time goes on. 

I took a Zentangle class from Suzanne McNeill.  The only experience I've had with zentangles is admiring the work of fellow WOYWW Neesie over at Neesie Natters.  I was lucky enough to win a set of her beautiful cards.  She does amazing work and is such a sweetheart.

We were given a pencil outline of a girl with a head wrap.  We then loosely followed the outline with a Micron .01 pen.  After that Suzanne showed us a zentangle and then let us choose where we wanted to put it.  We colored in the zentangle using a 1 Micron pen.  She also showed us how to add watercolor to our image.  I decided not to do that since I had lots of zentangling left to do.   I've been working on this the last two nights.
I've always wanted to be a hippy girl

Unfortunately there were some things that I didn't learn in class - scale being one of them.  Also, I think it would probably have been easier to work in "squares" when learning rather than all these crazy shapes we were given.   Having said that, I did enjoy the class and am excited to keep going.  I am really looking forward to combining the zentangle method with my doodling.  

The example supplied by Suzanne
I will try to visit those that leave a comment (please leave your number) and those that end in the same number as me.   I hope you are enjoying the week.  I know Wednesdays are one of my favorite days!

Peace,
Kay

53 comments:

Deb said...

wow, that is amazing, such an interesting class!
have a great week, Debxx

Joynana said...

You did really great for a 1st lesson. I love zentangle, but mine never look like that. #21

Krisha said...

I love to 'tangle, this is a great piece, and hard to learn on I'm sure.
Keep it up, I try to zen for 15-30 min. everynight just before bed. I'm still working on the same one for 5 nighs now, little by little it will get finished
Krisha who thought she was #18, then refreshed and became #30

Lisa said...

I find i can't hold a pen long enough to zentangle but yours looks fab!!
Enjoy
:D
Lisa
#40

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I have not done any zentangling but it looks interesting! One day I'm going to make my own design! Patsy

sandee said...

I'm sorry, I know I need to play catch up with you on your posts, been so busy with the opening of the store, I am a bad friend indeed! I do however love the zentangling you are doing and it sounds like a fun class, I can't wait to see yours all finished! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

VonnyK said...

That's gorgeous and you have put so much work into it. My eyes get really blurry when I tangle, so haven't played with it for a while. Yours is great and you're so lucky to be going to classes, plus meet another WOYWWer. You've had quite a week. Can't wait to see the tangle finished.
Have a great week.
Von #49

My name is Cindy said...

I think you did very well. I like zentanhles but putting them in a project that is also coloured (as per the example you've shown) is surprisingly effective. Something to think about. Happy WOYWW Cindy x #77 (but that will probably change!)

okienurse said...

WOW! Love the zentangle project! I bought a book to try and learn how to do it but have been so busy the book sets on the shelf. Maybe when it gets cold and I don't go out much I will have the opportunity to give it a try! Vickie #73

Claire said...

oh my! she's stunning!! her headdress looks very african...
happy WOYWW!
no. 67

jill said...

Love what you've done with your Zentangle picture. Sounds like you enjoyed your class , will you do another one. Jill #77

Lunch Lady Jan said...

There is nothing like doing a proper class, is there - so much more hands on than trying to follow a Youtube tutorial! You have way more patience than me to do Zentangling..I tried it and nearly drove myself mad!! I thought I would have loved the process but it's so not for me. You still find out things about yourself, don't you?? I've discovered I'm an impatient, slightly OCD neat freak at the grand old age of 51!!!!
Hugs, LLJ #75 xx

Helen said...

Your Zentangle is a joy! Have a good week, Helen, 5

Lynn Holland said...

A massive WOW Yvonne it's stunning. I think the Sunnybank gang would have been impressed with it. I will have to get them trained up

Sunshine Girl said...

I think it looks amazing already! must be very therapeutic to do (i havent had a go at this yet). Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 68

Tertia said...

That is very impressive for a firdt time. I met Suzanne when I weny to CHA last year and was lucky enough for her to draw a little tangle in my travel journal. I remember how surprised I was at how quickly she actually does it.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #47

donnalouiserodgers said...

I'm pretty sure I am a hippy, so your zentagle is very appealign to me, I'm sure you are very much enjoying doign it.
Dx 97

Annie said...

I was away from my desk last week and couldn't leave any comments so I'm trying to get around as many of my blogging friends today.
Love your zentangle....I used to do something similar when I was at school but we just used to call it doodling back then :-)...and yes I was probably supposted to be listening to the teacher at the time hehehe
Hugs,
A x #86

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow what a smashing sample your were given for inspiration at first thought it was yours! and yes things often look deceptively simple! but that is really hard, a great share! Shaz in oz.x

Jackie said...

It looks great! The inspiration is spuring you on look forward to seeing it finished!
Jackie 31
http://scrapbangwallop.blogspot.com

May said...

I can't believe this is your first time Kay you are a natural.. amazing creation so much work. I would love to see the finished piece.. Brilliant piece... Have a fun week, Hugs May x x x#7

sandra de said...

Looks like you had some fun doing the zentangle ... I am definitely a hippy at heart.
Sandra @105

Glenda said...

Girl, this is wonderful! I love zentangle, but what I do is definitely doodling compared to this lovely piece! Well done! Glenda 109

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I don't know where to look first! Fab tangles, and the cards below are just stunning.

Happy WOYWW

MA (2)

Rita said...

Wow Wow Wow Kay, what fantastic Art. I just love your Zentangle picture. Hugs Rita xx 4

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

wow! that looks difficult actually! great job !

lisa said...

Wow, Kay that looks fantastic. Zentagles are a bit of a mystery to me but I always admire Nessie's too. I love the effect you can get with them.
Glad you had such a great time with Di.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #93

Sandy Leigh said...

Love your hippie girl, so cute! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #36

Roudi said...

Oh my! I love your girl! Just splendid. ♥ Happy WOYWW! xx
Roudi #112

Eliza said...

You are off to a flying start far better than the one that I tried. I do love your girl and the color background is lovely. Have fun that is the main thing.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza #45

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

WoW! Absolutely amazing!
I had never heard of zentangles until joining in on WOYWW.
I think they are so fascinating!
Mary Jo #115

Darnell J Knauss said...

Good job on doing the Zentangle, Kay! I love looking at them, but am afraid to try it myself because I have a feeling I would become hopelessly addicted and never get back to my cards. (I loved making doodled, filled-in, patterns as a kid.) I so admire you guys who can hop back and forth between crafts, but I'm sort of a one-thing-at-a-time person. With my unbelievable good looks, I try not to be too disappointed that the brain is a bit limited! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #132

Twiglet said...

Wow! I am impressed. It looks like you will be a natural! x Jo

Anne said...

Wow that's very impressive Kay. Something I've not tried and wouldn't have a clue where to start. Happy WOYWW Anne x #149

MiniOwner said...

Oh wow! That is amazing. I'm a doodler at heart - I need to give this a go. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my workdesk this Wednesday.
Sue (MiniOwner #86)

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning work Kay and fabulous example too.
Have a great and creative end to the week. Happy WOYWW.
hugs {brenda} xox

fairy thoughts said...

great work, I love this look, I think you were right not to colour in they look much moreimpressive in black and white, just add colour to the background, much more effective
happy WOYWW
janet #45

Queen Lightwell said...

Glad you are enjoying your class and learning something new! We're never too old to learn something new, eh? :)
Thanks for making it by my desk already and leaving me an encouraging comment...you're such a sweetie!
Deeyll #77

Bernice said...

Wow - this looks like it has taken ages to do - well done!
Bernice #3

mamapez5 said...

You've made a fantastic start on your lady. Zentangles really facinate me. I've only just discovered that are actual patterns. I used to think they were just free doodling within a space. i wouldn't be able to see with such a fine pen right now, but i shall have to have a go one day. I'm just a little afraid I might get addicted! Kate x

Di said...

Fabulous Kay! I do hope you continue and also show the end result - told you, you'll have an art shop on The Plaza someday.

Been out and about a bit today so need to catch up with commenting tomorrow - Autumn seems to be on the way here. Ha, I just spied the hedgehog having a night time drinkies and wander round the garden - no time to run and take a photos though. They're very shy and run away at the least disturbance :(

Take care my friend, love and hugs. Di xxxi

~Rasz~ said...

Wow Kay! I wish I could incorporate my tangles into my artwork like you are doing. I'm excited to see the completed "hippy".

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow you Zentangle is turning out gorgeous. I think that would drive me batty...you must have lots of patience-but the finished project will be gorgeous!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I admire your patience...I don't think I could do Zentangle designs. Thanks for stopping by, I peeped about your other posts and some great inspiration. I am hoping Oct will settle down and I have more time to visit and create. Have a wonderful weekend. Definite fall weather has arrived and I am loving it.

Neet said...

Hey Kay - I am so impressed by what you have done/are doing. Love looking at these Z's but doing them, I have not a clue. I guess the way you did it (section at a time marked up) is the way forward. I might try now - inspired by you. Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs, Neet xx 33

Erika said...

Wow Kay that looks like fun. Loving Suzannes example too. Have fun.
Bit late here but have a happy Thursday instead.
Hugs Erika.

butlersabroad said...

That's an amazing project for a beginner! Looks very technical. Really like the sample provided though, and I love those cards in the post below, even though they're sympathy ones. Love CAS! I'm so looking forward to October when I'll have practically the entire month to myself!

Hugs
Brenda 1 <--- Yeah, finally!

Jojorenee said...

Her head piece is awesome!!!Tamika#137

RosA said...

Love your zentagles! I'm going to have a go at this one day! Happy late WOYWW!

Nan G said...

Your zen tangle looks pretty awesome to me! I'm still WOYWW hopping. Nan G 134

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Wow Kay . . . your Zentangle is amazing. I recently got into Tangling and there's lots of info on the internet. I have some great links on my blog too - scroll down my sidebar a bit. There are even challenges you can enter.

Being in the UK there are no classes I can take . . . but I now have a book to browse on Tangling.

It's very addictive isn't it?

Hugs
Sarn xxx

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Li'l Pidge said...

ooh your zentangle is looking fab. I think they always look so intricate and effective.

Thanks for visiting my desk already
kyla

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I laugh that there is a zentangle class! I mean I get why, but ultimately isn't it just doodling?! It is coming together well.