When I went to get a sketch book for work to do my Spoon Challenges and other doodles in, I went ahead and got a book on Zentangles. I had known about Zentangles for a while, but never really looked into them. I decided that since I have some sections of my day where I’m not doing much of anything, it might be the best time to do a little meditation with drawing (when I’m not knitting, of course). The book I purchased is called Zentangle Untangled by Kass Hall. I like the step by step format, and it makes it easy to learn the patterns. I made a Cabin Floor Zentangle this morning.
I really enjoyed this process. However, when the phone rang, it made me jump out of my state of meditation and concentration. I guess that’s the price I have to pay.
Ever since I can remember, my Mom always doodled when she was on the phone, usually on a napkin or a corner of a newspaper. Zentangles remind me of those phonecall doodles.
In other inspiration news this week, I signed up to support Lucy Bellwood on Patreon. I kind of fangirl over her…like, more than I normally would over an artist. I think it’s because she and Dylan do similar things (ship stuff, except he doesn’t draw about it, but he can attest for my fangirling). I read Baggywrinkles online for the first time last summer when Dylan was off sailing around Europe on the Gothenburg (Göteborg). I then found hard copies of Baggywrinkles when I was visiting Vancouver at the Vancouver Maritime Museum in May. I had a little mini fan girl moment there, and made my brother read them. So, yeah. Go support one of my favoritest artists!