Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year My Fellow Crafters,

Hope you all enjoyed your holidays and time off from work.  It looks like I enjoyed my time off from blogging, but I have a lot to share with you.

I have added a new form of art to my resume. I have been so happy and content rubber stamping and designing cards with my Cricut expression that I guess I had blinders on to all the other creative art that is out there.

Back in November I took a Zentangle Class at an art shop in Jacksonville.  You might be asking what is Zentangle?  I asked the same question to my nephew Ryan who showed me this really cool piece of art that he was working on for his art class.  When I started asking him a lot of questions he told me to “google it”  and I am so happy that I did.

Zentangle is an art form and method that was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.  This type of art is fun, relaxing and also provides artistic satisfaction and increased sense of well-being.  A finished Zentangle is an unplanned abstract approach to art because you have no idea what the result will be.  If you want to learn more you can check out Zentangle dot com.

Anyway, I have been so excited to sit every night (really I have been doing this every night since 11/15) with a blank piece of cardstock that is cut into 4×4 and a Sakura micron marker. You don’t need anything else, unless you want your design to have color.

11-15-14 zentangle

This is my first Zentangle that I made in class.  I am going to continue this daily and see where it takes me.  I will be sharing more of my Zentangle art with you in other posts.  That’s not to say that I am not going to be doing all the other fun paper crafts that I love as well.  You know me, I need my Cricut and Rubber Stamps LOL 🙂

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!