Thursday, September 22, 2011

Zentangles on Polymer Clay

I’ve been playing around with zentangles. They’re a doodle really, something you might draw on a pad while talking on the phone for example. However it is structured, and contained and done with intent. It is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.
The term 'Zentangle' was coined by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas when, one day, Maria described her experience, as she created her art, as "feeling timeless, free and engendering a sense of deep well-being". Rick recognised that she was in a meditative state and so Zentangles were born.
So what you might ask does a zentangle look like?
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This zentangle is from a suidoo on how to draw a zentangle.
I thought that the zentangle would look good on polymer clay after reading Julie Eakes book so this week I’ve been making some polymer clay zentangles.
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2 comments:

Rachel said...

These are lovely Pam!

Pam Annesley said...

Thanks Rachel! They are fun to do, I'll post some more pics of some other zentangle doodles on polymer.