Friday, 6 January 2012

I'm back for the year! (aka Zentangling fun)

Hello!  I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and new year's with family and friends.  We have had a hectic time with several family get togethers as well as catching up with old work friends and various relatives whom we do not get to see very often.  It has also been a fairly emotional time for me as Christmas marked the six month anniversary of my dad's passing and it was this time last year that we first had inklings that he was seriously ill.
But, after a few weeks away from blogland, I'm back on a semi-regular basis!  I say "semi-regular" because it is still summer holidays for the two cheeky monkeys, so I am spending a lot of time crafting with them or otherwise entertaining them.  Although I haven't been blogging, I have managed to spend some of my free time trying out craft techniques and projects which have been on my "to try" list for some time.

image zentangle rectangle first try
My first zentangle which I drew while I sat on the beach watching the cheeky monkeys family playing in the ocean on new year's eve.

My favourite by far has been zentangle, a technique I was introduced to about 18 months ago but which I have only just had a chance to try.  Although zentangling seemed a little daunting to someone like me who does not draw well, it is not that different from the doodling my sister and I used to do to while away the hours (of course my doodlings were never so elaborate).  I've had a lot of fun with zentangling and have already started thinking about what designs to try next!  Have you tried zentangling?  If you have, I'd love to see what you've done!

zentangle toadstool stylised
A stylised toadstool zentangle (I have a thing for toadstools).


  1. I've been playing with it too. Isn't it fun? :) Love your toadstool!!

  2. Glad you've had a wonderful Christmas Deb - sounds like it was busy!

    Daughter & I love Zentangling as well. I'm hoping to get back in to it a bit more this year as I find it quite relaxing after a day at work (school).

    Enjoy the rest of your holidays and I'll see you around this year!


  3. I thought, at first, zentangling was a word you made up but too many people know about it for that to be the case. It looks amazingly intriguing. I'm just going to have to try it.


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