Welcome to my (Zendoodle) s~A(R)T~urday linky party!
“There is no line between fine art and illustration; there is no high or low art; there is only art, and it comes in many forms.” James Gurney
For the past couple of weeks, since I returned home from my trip to the west coast, well, actually even before the trip, I have been so busy at work that when I got home I did not want to work at my computer, for too long. I have read this again and again from other bloggers with an office job. But this is honestly the first time in my life that I have felt this way. I love my computer and I love working on it. Just lately it has been too much. Which is why a little while back I picked up my painting brushes and colors again and started drawing. I’m sure you remember ‘The Green Lady’.
Unfortunately time is very limited on weeknights and therefore they are not suited for watercoloring. That is when I discovered zendoodling. Like many I used to ‘doodle’ as a kid and even as an adult when you are on a seemingly endless phone call (a.k.a. conference call), don’t tell me you are not doodling with your pen and notepad?
There are many variations of zendoodling, even a registered form: Inspired by the Zentangle® method of pattern drawing, which is actually how I first found it. I really have only scratched the surface of zendoodling. But I will say that it is a lot of fun, can be done with very few supplies and for just 5 minutes or 5 hours. And, important, it is oddly relaxing, some even say meditative. Just what I need at the moment.
~ Zendoodle ~
The top image derived from me sidestepping into lettering, which I combined with a quote challenge in this previous article. I added four of my favorite quotes, handwritten with dropcaps to some of my pictures (find the post here). The second zendoodle is a work in progress. I have been working on this on and off for over a week, always adding a bit here or there. Next is the sky.
How do you like to relax?
I hope you are having a great weekend. I suspect that my husband wants us to go bike riding later, despite the frigid temperatures – brrrh – wish me luck!