|Uh, oh - not Zentangles!!!!!|
She has been creating Zentangle art and posting it on her blog.
She even sent me a Zentangle birthday card!
The nerve of that woman!
At first it just looked interesting – a harmless enough observation.
Then it looked more interesting, but I decided it looked too involved to try.
Then I decided, “well, it DOES look INTERESTING and it couldn’t hurt to look into it a bit more.”
Then I bought a book on Zentangles from Amazon, but only because I was already on the Amazon site for another purpose and I could use an additional item to get up over that free shipping point.
Then I received and opened the Zentangle book but didn’t have any Micron pens, so I was still safe.
But yet another email from Jerry’s Artarama boasting yet another sale prompted me to place an order, and, of course, just a bit more would get me to the free shipping point, so a set of Micron pens would put me over the proscribed total and, it couldn’t hurt, right?
Then I had the Zentangle book and the Micron pens, but no appropriate Zentangle tiles. So what, I’ve got more than a fair share of watercolor paper which seems serviceable.
So I cut out a few 3.5x3.5 pieces of watercolor paper, picked up the Zentangle book and Micron pens, and sat down to begin reading.
It didn’t take long and I was learning my first “tangle” pattern. Then another. Then I tried them both again, and began to learn a third, into which I incorporated circles, which may or may not be another “tangle” pattern, I’m not that far along in the book. But, I can’t let that stop me, now, can I?
|My 2nd and 3rd Zentangles.|
“I wonder if I could create a chicken Zentangle?” (I bet I can . . . .)
“Could I incorporate some words into a Zentangle?” (We shall see . . . . .)
I put down the Zentangle book, but it called to me every day.
I don’t think I’m addicted, I mean, I CAN put that book and pens down any time I want to. I really can. I don’t have to pick them up and “doodle”. No, I really don’t . . . . why are my eyes and fingers twitching? . . . why is drool coming from my mouth . . . . why do I have to draw more. . . MORE . . . MORE . . . could it be that I’m addicted to Zentangles? Oh, say it ain’t so!
Ginny Stiles, I’m coming to get you . . . . . you are a BAD woman!