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Zentangles…Or, Why Didn’t I Think of That?

A while ago, I talked about coloring as a type of meditation.  Then I remembered, there’s another art based one..zentangles.  While we were browsing at Michael’s, there were books on it featured.  In case you never heard of it, this is the website:  Zentangle

In short, it’s a type of doodling that incorporates mindfulness.  Sort of like my hooky-doos.  You don’t know what I mean by hooky-doo?  Here’s a couple of examples.

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Those are abstracts..again from the Namaste series.  Here’s an example of Hooky-doos in my representational work.

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Anyway, Zentangles became a thing…so, why didn’t I think of that.  Not too late, maybe I’ll start marketing my hooky-doos as Koan-Go-Rounds.  Let’s not forget the mindfulness aspect.

Speaking of Zentangles, this is an excellent segway into a work-in-progress detail of my current project.  Foliage again …so much foliage.  This shows, much like zentangles, the mindful doodling I do, when I’m drawing.  So, a sneak peek:

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I’m Hiding Something….

I like to hide things in my artwork.  Just about everyone has seen the flowers in this one:

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But did you know there’s a cat in this one?

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Yes, it’s a very abstract cat. I wanted to put a cat in a window in this, but decided it would take away from the subject matter of the woman holding flowers. So, I hid it.

The fact that I am trying to hide something in “Mud” is keeping me going on the project. Honestly, I’m pretty bored with it, but I am keeping on, just so I don’t fall into inertia with my artwork.  So, I’ll keep on keeping on.

I’m off for a while from my day job! Hurray…but, I’m getting the feeling it’s a good time to look around….