Many bloggers do weekly round ups, one word or one picture posts, link-ups and plenty more. I’m considering the idea of a “Flash Friday.” A snapshot of my life, whether in words or images, that illuminates some of the smaller moments of my life.
So much of my life, volunteering, and hobbies revolves around using the computer or writing words. I’m highly word oriented, and love using the computer, so I’m not complaining that screens dominate. But every now and then I remember that I should perform less pixelated activites.
In April I picked up a book called “Zentangle a Day” and I’ve been doodling in spare moments or just to relax. Zentangle involves combining “repetitive patterns of deliberative strokes” into a single image. All you need is paper and an ink pen, though of course, there are certain recommendations given by the experts. I’ve had a lot of fun progressing through the book, learning some of the ‘official’ and ‘unofficial‘ Zentangle patterns, which have funky names like “Pepper,” “Verdigogh,” or “Hollibaugh” and am on “Day 16.” To me, this art form is the perfect combination of structure and creativity.
You might consider tangling yourself up in this idea too.
PS. Feel free to check out my lil’ Pinterest board about Zentangle, and explore others designs there too.