Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It is now Wk43 ... definately hooked on doodles/Zentangles.

No you are not going mad.....I am ....and you didn't sleep through Tuesday ....IT iS ONLY TUESDAY TODAY....well at least I'm early this week and with a bit of luck I might be able to get an early link No when JD lists TOMORROW lol


I have had quite a good week craft wise and my desk shows it ..there is a finished LO...two tags I think I have finished and a 12x12 I'm working on .... not sure what to call it as I feel I'm not going to add a photo ... this is a piece of art ....I think...lol and will show it properly when its finished.


I think I have worked out the difference between basic doodling and Zentangle... the latter is from a more ordered mind ...one has to be more focused and it helps if one is more artistic ....which I am not LOL ....my art teacher shuddered when I entered her class and C- was a brilliant mark for me ...except when I got B- for a collage. I was a failed artist ....aged 14 ... and I really did agree with her when I left her class to concentrate on my Physics.
How many of you had a similar experience I wonder and yet enjoy ...and produce good and even amazing work?
I will never manage the great Zentangles I have seen but I will continue to enjoy this art form ... with my less than perfect lines and shading ...I think it is safe to say that I am a nearly Zen Doodler .... it really does de-stresses you... your mind, although focused, can escape from the pressures of life ...I highly recomend it.

So ... after all that waffle ... here is my desk ...not a lot to nose around really but my this weeks creations are there.

Here are the two tags I was playing with and are lying on my cutter... the flower one is using my new stamp on a background of TH DI Broken China , Forest Moss and Chipped Sapphire on a silicone mat and then the tag was pressed on top. After stamping I gave it a quick squirt of Pearl Glimmer Mist...dropped it ... and then quite liked the effect lol
The 'Storms' one has Barn Door added from the mat after blending the other inks first and some doodling to suggest water and debris. (maybe I should have called it 'red sky in the morning')


And this is the LO I was working on last week ... ended up with the photos at an angle as it made me think of the Helter- Skelter ... the citrus green bling and the brads echo the lights ... and the frosted trees on the right side edge are there to remind me that it snowed this Christmas... just an insight into how my brain works on a simple LO.
I think I am happy with it now ... except for the LO photo, which has managed to be skew wiff.


Other than working on my Zen Doodle, I am planning a vintage LO of my Great Aunt ...the creative cogs are whirling into action at the moment as I found an applique lace piece in our local Haberdashery...in the sale ... not sure how I'm going to use it yet but I should have something to show next week.

Take Care xx


39 comments:

Glen said...

LOL at you Angie. Life passes us by far too quickly as it is. You are soo creative. Love the Zentangle 'doodling' and your tags. TFS. ~Glen~

Cardarian said...

Oh you have done some lovely work, so much interesting projects on your desk - I still don't have the courage to do anything Timholzian! I must try it some day! Your doodling or zentangling is just fantastic!
Cardarian

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Angie
hate it when that happens wrong day ah well. love the page and the tags great creative doodling
christine x

Dan said...

I love those two tags!

Jocelyn said...

Look at you goooooo!!! What a creative week you have had...love the Lo and those tages.....PERFECT!!! I just love the doodling!!!!

Wishing you a great week!!!!! SMILES to you sweet friend!!! :-)

Sarah said...

Love your tags, especially the one to the left, beautiful colours.
Look forward to seeing your Zentangel/doodle art work.

Julia Dunnit said...

Gah, you nearly got me there..have been MiA because of a bad back and you bring the desk thing forward! PAnic!! Love the LO, it really is gorgeous, and the doodling is just fab. I'm a failed art student too - about the same age I seem to think. Lucky we werent totally put off trying to express ourselves with paper huh!

Jennie said...

there is a little gift for you on my blog:)

Ann said...

Your 12x12 is looking great. The tags are lovely too. I think you under-sell yourself. You are an artist, even if you're a late developer ;)

my5bratz said...

love the zen doodling on that bit of marbled paper, fab tags

the bunny boy is a digital stamp from Karens Doodles...cute aren't they?

Linda Elbourne said...

LOVE your latest works ... fab tags ... full of yumminess and that desk ... well it says desk with a purpose to me this week and that ... I like! Coz I get to look at loads more of your yumminess in the days ahead X

Linby said...

Only just heard about zentangle this morning - what a small world. I love what you have done on that paper - you are very creative. Those tags are fab and make me want to do some.
Linbyx

Twiglet said...

Love that left hand tag - so beautiful!

helen miles said...

lots and lots of loveliness going on there!

Rosie said...

Keep right on doodling Angie as you obviously have a talent for it! Can I ask a question which has been on my mind lately - what do you actually DO with a tag after you've made it???

Wipso said...

Love your tags and the Lo is really lovely.
A x

Spyder said...

I want to come and doodle...and you've given me some ideas...and you have my pens

(Lyn))

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

That page is absolutely fantastic Angie ;) even though it's 'only'Zen doodling I don't think I could produce anything as attractive; though I'm going to try! Love the tags and the one you've doodled on is fabby :) Still not sure I understand the difference between Zentangles and doodles though :-/
Anne xx

Pam said...

Love the tags angie Hugs Pam

voodoo vixen said...

Just shows how much teachers really know, doesn't it? You stick with your doodling/zentabgling wotsits, they are beautiful!!
Had to laugh at you losing a day... hope you caught up!!

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

great desk! I LOVE what you are doing with a 12x12! beautiful tags too!

{{hugs}}mandyxx

Clare said...

Gorgeous tags and a lovely layout.
Clare x

Hels Sheridan said...

Loving your Zen-Doodles x

Helen said...

Love the tags, the layout looks fab - and I'm going to try a Zentangle too - but I can't draw, so reading your post makes me think - gulp! what have I taken on. Still, give it a go...!!

peggy gatto said...

Delightful doodles!!!
They are very pretty!

Cher~ said...

Your work is so beautiful. I love the Zendoodle page you are working on and can't wait to see it finished. Your tags also came out great as well as your layout. I also noticed you colored your ink labels; what a great idea.

Darcy said...

Love that storm tag, very atmospheric. I am a fan of zentangles too, they are very relaxing.

Toucan Scraps said...

beautiful tags, wonderful layout

Paula Gale said...

my goodness - you've been busy Angie. I'm interested in the zentangles you mention - i read it on another blog earlier but it was a zentangle to be so haven't seen a finished one - i'm intrigued.

love the tags. really need to have a go at doing some as the lovely Anne (liverpool lou) sent me some for my Birthday.

Thanks for your comments on my WOYWW last week.

Paula x x x

butlersabroad said...

Love the Zentangling Angie, great work, hubby says he thinks it can be like a form of meditation too for a cluttered or stressed mind. Love the tags, especially the lace flower one, I've been drawn to that type of stamp myself recently too! Those snippers are actually ergonomic tweezers and they've taken a fair bit to get used to I can tell you!!

Brenda

Nikki said...

Your desk looks fab love that paper you've got out there it's sweet
I had an art teacher that said
" Art is an aquired skill that all can learn if given the right tools to know how to do it and I believe him it was amazing to see what was created that year while he was teaching and if you couldn't draw he could teach you "

Paula Gale said...

Hi Angie - couldn;t e-mail you direct but no OH didn't smuggle food in, i did take in some of my faves - jammie dodger - but came back with them all. Suppose i didn't feel like eating - i might have done if it was more appetising... who knows? :O)

Paula x x x

craftytrog said...

Love your zentangling Angie, & those tags are fabulous! A good week's work! x

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hey Angie, e-mail me so I will have an e-mail address for you. I don't want to have to keep coming back here to respond to the comments you've left me on my blog posts ok? Thanks sweet lady!

But since I'm here *smiles* . . . thanks for stopping by again.

Kate said...

Lovely inking and I like the layout with the trees. ** Kate **

Kathy said...

Your desk looks fab and so do your tages

Peter said...

I love the word "Zentangles", I'm sure it could be put to all sorts of creative use. I've just been enjoying catching up on your blog. I've been missing in action for a few days with all the work going on getting ready for my pottery exhibition, but it has been nice "sitting by your fireside" and seeing all the good things you have been up to.

June said...

Beautiful work on all of these, i adore those tags
hugs June x

Pam said...

wow Angie-you have been busy-and you are making amazing art too!