Some of you may have noticed, I’ve taken up Tangling. Zentangle is a fabulous, relaxing, confidence building pass time. I was just reading a post by my amiga, Lisa, at Zeebra Design’s & Destinations. And it’s true. There’s always time for art. If you have 10 minutes, you can draw or paint or start SOMETHING! It’s calming. It’s productive. It’s FUN.
Here’s some of my art. I never felt like I could really, REALLY draw, but I can.
Take Time Out For Art…
But first stop at Lisa‘s to see the best of the best!
I love the dreadlocks. You’re in Peter Max territory.
Haha. If only. 😊 Thanks, Allan.
Add a splash of color and you are there. Ω
Wow! These are perfect Gemma! You are so creative hon. Thanks for sharing this beautiful works of art. I love it! 😀
Thanks, Sonel. ❤️👍✌️
Wow! These are really stunning, Gemma. I saw a Zentangle kit the other day, in ‘Michael’s’ craft store, and I almost bought it. 🙂
Ad, it is so much fun. Thanks for the kind words.
These are super and you are so right, it’s important to do something artsy every day to stir up the creative juices… how many times have I told myself I am going to sit and doodle for ten minutes then don’t do it…
10 minutes will do it. (Mine turn into 60!) thanks for the visit. 😊
These are fantastic, Gem! Yes you CAN draw, and better yet you have a wonderful imagination. The hair and the peace sign and the girl with the peace sign- just brilliant! 🙂 I love ya!
AGAIN you make me smile big. Thanks, Jo. I appreciate your appreciation. 😉 *hugs*
I am glad you included a CND sign..
How could I not, gerry. 😉
It’s all about me, right? LOL
I agree with Sonel. They are works of art for sure. Of course, I have seen you creating works of art since we were 12. But there was no convincing you… I’m SO happy you’ve finally convinced yourself. I’m amazed.
Either I wasn’t listening, or you weren’t talking loud enough! LOL
Thanks, G. For everything. ❤
(I'm pretty much amazed myself. So's Lillllllly. She still looks at them and says, "You did that?")
oh my goodness, gemma! all of these are fantastic! that finale is really special!
as i wrote about 50 times today at the art class, ‘buen trabajo – good work!’ z
Thank you so much, Lisa. I’m not as good as I’d like to be but I see improvement from when I began, so, that’s good thing. 😊
your work is good! no arguing! i truly love what you’re doing!
I absolutely love it!! Beautiful!!
Thank you, Aletta. I’m having fun. 😊
Wow! Oh my goodness , I love them all !! Fantastic Gemma !
Thanks. I knew you would appreciate my efforts. I’m new at this game, but I’m psyched! This is fun!
These are so cool Gemma !I can imagine working on this creative art being a very therapeutic way to spend some time 🙂
All the books say it’s a kind of mediation. They don’t lie! Very relaxing, poppy.
And thank you!
Yes you can draw Gemma! I love the girl on the slice of moon.. ♥ The girl with the peace sign balloon! They are all very cool.. yes, works of art. I enjoy coloring in color books for relaxation. I think I would love tangling. I will click your Zentangle link. I could never do it on my own. anotherday2paradise mentioned a kit… I will have to google. Maybe tangling already drawn that I could color.
Thanks so much, Pix. There are coloring books out there specifically for Zentangle. I email mine to Genevieve (you follow her, right? Cupcake?) and she colors them and gives them back to me. Fun! You don’t need a kit. My favorite book so far for beginning is Joy of Zentangle (Amazon) which I just bought for a friend and (preferably for me) a spiral pad (Daley Rowney maybe) and some black fine point Sharpies or Micron pens or Uniball 157 black. Also on Amazon there are artist’s tiles. Little squares that are a Zentangle must. Email me if you have any questions. Otherwise, I’ll be expecting to see something soon. 😊👍🎨
Not if I have to draw them myself! Thanks for the info Gemma… I will look on Amazon. Yes I follow Genevieve and Cupcake… they crack me up and make me smile.
No pressure (do you hear my foot tapping?)
Goodness Gemma…what a talented lady you are. So impressed at this moment.
You wouldn’t pulling my leg, would you girlfriend? 😉
Goodness no !! You have me interested. Just spent an hour doodling patterns from the link you had. Gracious…it is really hard.
Are you going to share? 😁
Wonderful stuff! Now I really can’t draw, I could never do these. And my favourite is the partly coloured one that you have on your lap – I think the colour really adds to it – almost makes it jump out of the page. A xxx
Thanks, bud. That’s mom’s favorite too. She doesn’t get black and white at all.
I really love your work – and the message to take time for art – even though for me – I sometimes have to break from doing art and from exploring it – For example, when I went to an art show earlier this month I soaked it up to the core mainly because I had not been to a show since early last summer. That is way too long, but sometimes (for me) it makes me appreciate it more. I also am getting ready to paint this coming week – which I also have not done much of since last summer – so the break has made me look forward to it. Now something I do all the time and never really tire of – is doodling in my notebook. Doodling is not quite the same thing as your tangling – but my pen is swirling, looping, and making circles (onion cells – lol) – and it really relaxes me like you note here w/ your art time.
oh and I like them all – but two fabs are the hair — and the yogi with the sun burst – 🙂
I hope the art makes the blog. Your talent knows no end.
And thanks. Those two are some of my favorites too.
oh you are so sweet – 🙂 xxoo
These are awesome! I love the hippie girl with the peace balloon. Self portrait?
Yes. A Zentangle selfie. 😉 And thank you. 😍
I love it! These are all good. But this is my favorite.