Zentangles and Doodles

I dont really use the blog anymore, so if you are stopping  by via a google search, come see me on my FB page   https://www.facebook.com/nzjo.studio

I thought I would try out this new pages option. Not really sure what I am doing yet, but that's half the fun right? You can always count on blogger for fun!!  :/

So I have been doodling lately, not sewing. Not sure where the sewing mojo has gone, but keeping my hands (and brain) busy, definitely stops me from sliding down into a deep, dark hole of boredom and overeating!!
I will add the new doodles to the top of the page so if you want to check back, no need to scroll thru screeds of previous pics.

If you would like to view extra large, or leave a comment on an individual drawing, then check out my flickr .

The style of doodling I have tried to embrace is "Zentangle".
The Zentangle®  was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~




pacifica




Castle Keep

Koru




Worlds Collide





Hooked

 




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24 comments:

Marty52 said...

These are wonderful... some of the waves and things you have goin' on are spectacular! That shell is too cool.

Have you seen this?

http://www.needlenthread.com/2010/04/stitch-on-fish-blackwork-fish-revisited.html

Ideas, ideas, ideas!!!

Debby said...

Absolutely stunning! I spent almost a whole day studying your creations. I have this page bookmarked for some major inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Ruthie said...

AWESOME!!!! I am a "newbie" to doodling / zentangling and just found your blog! what an ispiration ... makes me want to forget the housework and go grab my stuff and just sit and doodle!!! :)

Carole Ohl said...

I love your stuff!!

Catherine said...

I am blown away by your zentangling! I particularly like your circles! Thanks for posting!

Sue Clark said...

Your art is so incredible and inspiring! One beautiful piece after another. Love it!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

This are fabulous!! It got my juices going again - lack of creative activity makes me slide down into a dark and miserable hole. Thanks for new inspiration - I needed this right now.

shawkl said...

An inspiration! This is true of all of your work...love it!

Kathy

ledenzer said...

Your zentangling art makes me happy. I can always tell when one comes along on flickr. You have a unique and clean style. I love them all!

ledenzer said...

I just must say that your zentangle is amazingly beautiful. I love each and every one I see on flickr. You have a clean yet intriguing style.

desertskyquilts said...

This is incredible stuff, Jo. Maybe better than the CQ. This looks like majorly interesting artwork, too.

thisorthatandmore said...

I'm relatively new to Zentangles and ran across your blog. I think it's fabulous! Your designs are wonderful and very inspiring. I've recently started my own blog so it was fun to see what you're doing with yours. Keep up the great job!!!

Kit @ Dreamscribe said...

Your tangles are so inspiring, Jo! I love *everything* about them. More, more, more!!!

ledenzer said...

Jo....you are the one who gave me the desire to tangle....your sense of style and space is amazing. I love what you do!

Gidget-Trish said...

Oh my heavens!!!!!!!!! Your work is amazing. I just found your blog and I am blown away by your awesome creations. I am new to Zentangles and would love to watch you work. Do you draw in pencil first or do you draw with the pen from the start? Your work looks so perfectly done. Thanks for any help you can give.
Trish from Canada

Jo in NZ said...

Hi Trish. I do utitilise a pencil in my work - not true zentangle style, but my pleasure comes from it being "perfect" (to my eye).
You can see much more of my work here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jo_in_nz/

lizzie_anne said...

I am a newbie to Zentangle and stumbled across your work on flickr. It is amazing! 8] When ever it I get stuck with the shading etc. I use your work as inspiration. I was wondering how much of the tangles you "plan" and how much just happens?

Jo in NZ said...

Hi Lizzie. I dont usually start with an idea in mind, but once I start I would probably class myself as a planner. I use my pencil, and make sure the dimensions are pleasing to the eye etc before using the pen (so not strictly "zentangle")
Hope to see you on flickr
Jo

Thearica said...

Jo! You are an incredible artist no matter what medium you are working in! And I too would be like you, I would start with pencil... I have been thinking about trying the Zentangle... but I have something else in mind... I will send you an email.

Shades of Blue said...

Beautiful, I just started do this a week ago and have been enjoying it, it really is relaxing.

crotnem said...

I love looking at all your art here. You really are super talented. I aspire to be like you!

crotnem said...

I absolutely love looking thru all of your tangles. You are just awesome! I've been doing tangling for about 8 months now, would love to be You when I grow up!! LOL, I'm going to be 64 come Monday!!! You totally inspire me!

Ruby Opaltones said...

Wow - I just LOVE your Zentangles, always have, but it was such a pleasure to come across them all at once like that - and they look so good on the black background. I wish Flickr defaulted to a Black background, right off the top in the photostream!!

Well, thanks for the treat!
Best,
Ruby Opaltones

Anonymous said...

ich finde deine creationen echt wundervoll. ich zeichne und male auch aber deine sind echt so gut die geben mir aber auch immer wieder anreiz nicht aufzugeben ... ausserdem heissen diese zentangle ja nicht umsonst heilzeichnen ...also bitte mache wieter so und überrasche mich weiterhin mit immer neuen tollen creationen mit ganzlieben grüßen sweetymaid