Friday, August 22, 2014

Flower Friday + Zentangle


Dwarf Poinciana Blooms taken August 19, 2014. we also had 12 big Night blooming cactus that day. the Heat and Humidity is not good for us, but the flora loves it. Record heat for 2 months now.

Zentangle Flowers by MadSnapper


My friend Carole emailed she had signed up for Zentangle Class.. Say What?

Here are two links to videos that will show you what Zentangle is.. I watched the video's and want to learn the Aura tangle, this is one I created in my head.
 I found the outlines in The Color Book on line.. you can use a color book if you have one. Or draw it yourself. Zen can be used on anything, not just flowers.

watch these videos if you want to learn.. Zentangle helps exercise the brain and helps to meditate and ease stress..


MadSnapper challenges you to Fun by Zentangle next Friday
From questions in comments here are two updates
Update 1: Mine look like doodling, but if you watch the video you will see this is art.
Update 2: What is Zentangle? The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create 

beautiful images by drawing structured patterns


26 comments:

Willow said...

I will check that out ~ as I love to relax now and ZEN :)

Deb said...

I accept the challenge

crafty cat corner said...

Isn't that what they used to call doodling?
Briony
x

LindyLou Mac said...

What a stunning bloom, I took part in a flower meme as well today!

Blackberry Lane said...

Thanks for the info.

Molly The Wally said...

LOL Doodling back in the day. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

From the Kitchen said...

I thought zentangle was a form of yoga!!

Best,
Bonnie

Montanagirl said...

Love the bloom in your first photo - and the zentangle flowers are pretty cool!

Kathy said...

I have never heard of this. It looks fun but I have to wait until I have more hobby time in my life!

Miss Debbie said...

Beautiful blooms! I understand about the heat and humidity...I don't care for it either! We've had a relatively mild summer, but August has been awful!

TexWisGirl said...

i follow a blogger that sometimes does zentangles. they're beautiful.

barbara l. hale said...

It is mesmerizing to watch someone do that on YouTube. I like yours. I think it's art.

Stacey Dawn said...

Gorgeous bloom!! So vibrant! I'll have to check out that Zen drawing thing! Cool!

SweetMarie said...

I think I would enjoy zentangle. you share the coolest stuff!

DeniseinVA said...

I've never heard of this before, it sounds fascinating. I'll check it out.

Chatty Crone said...

I do go thru the videos - I am not sure if it would be fun for me - they say it will destess you but I think it would stress me more! It is amazing though.

Madi and Mom said...

MS before long you will be a Master of all the online artsy programs
Love this one.
Hugs Madi and mom

Ginny said...

Your is so cute I cannot believe you did it all. You colored a coloring book page right? Tonight I will look these up and see, they sound like fun and I may try one!!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely blooms and the Zentangle Flowers are pretty too. Thanks for sharing the link! Happy weekend!

pattisjarrett said...

Apparently, we haven't had enough heat and humidity for lots of blooms. Our garden looks rather sad this year, except for the fennel "jungle." Haven't had caterpillars to keep it in check, but I saw the first one earlier this week. Most of the Zentangle I've seen has been black and white. Your colorful version is nice. It does look like fun to do.

Scott said...

Loved your comment about the heat and humidity. I was driving by a church the other day and the sign board by the street said: "Tired of the heat? Better make eternal plans to avoid it - details inside" I thought that was pretty clever. Keep those beautiful flowers coming.

Ann said...

I've seen a lot about zentangles and think they are fascinating. I like the ones you did. Now I need to know more about this challenge of yours. It sounds like my kind of fun

EG CameraGirl said...

Thanks for the links, Sandra. I'll have to try doing Zentangles.

Eva Ason said...

Looks very interesting, very colourful drawings

Ida said...

What a gorgeous and unusual flower. I've never seen that one. Also your Zentangle flowers are very pretty and colorful. I have a friend who does Zentangle. I've never tried it.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful flower. The Zentangle looks like fun and I know someone who does the Doodling one!