Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Zentangles, my newest hobby obsession, are basically doodles on steroids.  I've been a doodler for years, but Zentangle takes the patterns I draw in the margin of the phone book while talking, and makes them into artwork.  The variety and possibilities are endless, as are the websites, Pins and books available.  I picked up this book, The Art of Zentangle by Margaret Bremmer, to get me started, but I have found plenty of inspiration online for free.

I have a long way to go to create some of the incredible drawings I've seen, but I'm having a lot of fun learning.  Here are some of my creations:
My first attempt - started with the bird outline

Started with outline of dress - lesson on more intricate patterns

Learned some lessons in perspective and shading from Art With Mr. E.
My favorite so far.  I love incorporating words into the Zentangle.
I hope this inspires you to try Zentangles.  It's the perfect summer passtime - fun, relaxing, easy to take with you to the pool, the baseball game, in the car . . .


  1. What??? This looks awesome!!

  2. This looks like so much fun! I'm no artist, but a doodler? Yep! Yours are amazing.

  3. These are great, Tami! Wow!

  4. Totally awesome. I have looked around a bit and love Zentangles (after being introduced to it by Heather). But my few tries are not as stunning as yours by far.

  5. Seriously, these are amazing. You are so talented. I love this!

  6. Hmmm... Yours are beautiful not sure I could do it.

  7. those are wonderful Tami. I do like the idea of the bird and the dress. I am planning to use a donkey outline, it's from a cookie cutter I bought in Las Vegas but haven't been inspired to make cookies from it, so a drawing instead....