Have you ever heard of Zentangle? Don't feel bad if you haven't...I had never heard of it and when I found out it had to do with doodling, my heart started to race and I must admit I panicked a bit. I actually don't even like to sign my cards with my poor handwriting and I never get further than a stick figure when I draw. I won't even play Pictionary, it is that bad, but this week's challenge on the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog is all about doodling, but in a very deliberate and controlled fashion as that is what Zentangle is all about. If you want to see some examples of what Zentangle "should" look like, here is a link that explains it all.
Now prepare yourself. Here's my attempt at Zentangle along with a Serendipity Stamp.
I think I can hear you laughing all the way to California! Why do you think I like the nice, crisp, precise stamps from Serendipity...because they look nothing like my doodles! I used Serendipity Stamps Half Sun because it reminded me of something hand-drawn. The sentiment is also from Serendipity (Just Living). I popped up the large panel and added a little bit of yellow stickles to the flower centers and sentiment. When you have recovered from your fits of laughter, I hope you will follow the links to the rest of the Zentangle projects by the Serendipity Stamps Design Team. I have had a peek at them, and believe me, you will see much, much better examples of zentangle than I have shown you. After you see them, I am certain you are going to want to break out the pens and give zentangle a try. Make a card using at least one Serendipity stamp or die, add a little bit of doodling to it and enter it into the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog #13. There is a special prize this week: A set of 30 alcohol ink based markers donated by Marvy Uchida. Isn't that a great prize for a little bit of doodling?