We have come to the end of the alphabet for Round 5 of ABC Wednesday!
This week the letter of focus is Z. An art form I have had fun with seemed the perfect choice for this week - zentangles.
Squidoo describes what a zentangle is and the origin:
"What is a Zentangle? In a word, a doodle. A structured, contained doodle. The term 'Zentangle' was invented by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas when, one day, Maria described her experience, as she created her art, as feeling timeless, free and engendering a sense of deep well-being'. Rick recognised that she was in a meditative state and so Zentangles were born."
The official website for zentangles has a great description of the different techniques/strokes. You can even sign up for a newsletter.
I have created a number of ATCs for zentangle swaps and thoroughly enjoyed it. Try it out - you might find it becomes addictive!
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