What I like most about Zentangles is that if you fuck up a pattern, or do one that ends up looking really shitty, you can just move on the next part of the ‘tangle and start a new (hopefully better) one.
I started Zentangling after my dear mother took me to a craft show in early September (at 7:30 in the damn morning, on a Saturday. She’s heartless.) There were some pretty stale-looking booths. Card making mostly, which is a bit more for the older, bored, retired lady – sorry, Auntie Susan, but it’s true, there’s a minimum age limit to decoupage, and I’m far from it. Then there was this booth just screaming black and white at me, and I couldn’t resist, really. I kept going back to that booth. Of all the many various booths, this one was just cool. So I had to have a go. Mum was pretty adamant about buying me something (only child, what can I say, even at 26, I’m a brat) and I thought a pen and a stack of cards would be cheap enough that I wouldn’t feel too bad! There was also a book that cost £14.99 (with pen and cards included), but I bought that on Amazon for 97p. Bargain.
The following are all the little cards I’ve filled out since I started. As I said in my previous post, I’ve moved on an A5 sketch pad, because I like the bigger size. But I’m still pretty pleased with these little cards.
Enjoy, hope the inspiration douses you through your monitor.