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Monday, April 25, 2011

"M" Tangles or What I do in meetings!

I kind of chuckled when I first read about Zentangles.  I have been doodling all of my life through school, church or meetings.  It seems that I can't pay attention long if I don't doodle.  It keeps me focused on listening and my mind does not wander.  I thought I would share the doodles I did at the last Church Council meeting that I attended.  (they thought I was busy taking notes!)

At least I got a cross in there! I work at a church as the Business Manager... I attend the meetings but don't vote or really comment so I wasn't being so bad...


I honestly cannot pay attention at a meeting or lecture unless I am doodling!  So I thought I would try doodling with some colored markers one evening while watching TV... it was fun!

I need to put a mat and frame around it!  It really is fun and I have done a little doodling with polymer clay.


He kind of looks like a fish to me!  I do not have a plan when I do this so it is kind of random but is cathartic to me.  So I have seen some comments on other blogs about doodling like this!  Any other closet doodlers out there?

15 comments:

  1. lovely, I so agree, I too laughed when I first read about zentangles, I have been doing it all my life. specially at meetings or when waiting for an appointment, or when I just want to relax...

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  2. Hey Marian, I am not a doodler myself but I sure admire your work, especially the one done with colored markers! Gorgeous!

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  3. LOL I make some great art doodling! isnt doodling just so free and easy no worry for a wrong move. You know your doodles are pretty good; you can do some great things with them.

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  4. Oohh, I love the colored one. I first heard about Zentangles on Lori Anderson's blog, I think. It's a fascinating concept, especially for a non-doodler like me. (I'm the one taking notes at everything, then never looking back at them!) I like your stuff better, at least you get something pretty out of the meeting! :)

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  5. I have seen a bunch of how people have used the zen tangles in their artwork, but never this. Awesome!

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  6. I'm always scared to doodle. You know, like I'll get so involved in doodling that someone will ask me a question and I'll have to say, "Huh?" But I always take notes and rarely refer back to them, so I guesss I should at least have fun!

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  7. I love zentangling! Your doodles are great! That color one rocks.

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  8. I love your Zentangles. Although I am not a doodler myself, it does seem like such an amazing stress reliever! ~Val

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  9. Nice doodles. There is a challenge on the glassbeadmakers site at the moment to incorporate a zentangle in to glasswork. Kind of hard. Looks like you just did exactly that ! Well done,
    jenni

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  10. You should definitely frame that colored one, I LOVE it!!!

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  11. Oh, definitely! I've gotten in trouble my whole life for doodling; even when I've explained like you did here that it actually helps me focus better. Ah, well. It never stopped me!

    I love your doodles. They are so colorful, and it's amazing how you were able to transfer that to the polymer clay. It looks fantastic! And you're right, I CAN see a little fish in there!

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  12. Absolutely wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the visit. :)

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  13. No words can describe it except: Wow! Amazing!

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