Musings and Amusings

Memorial Day 2014


Memorial Day Musings – Red, White and Blue

Memorial Day Patterns done 5-23-14


* Inspired by the Zentangle® method of pattern drawing

Comments on: "Memorial Day 2014" (30)

  1. I think these are fantastic. I’ve never heard of “Zentangle” but I think it is quite intriguing! You’re very talented to do something like this!

    • Thanks, Kelli! That’s the beauty of this art – there’s no steep learning curve. Fancy doodling and coloring!

      • Hmmm…maybe I’ll have to look it up. I wonder if they let artistically challenged people like me give it a try ?

      • Well that is most definitely me. At least drawing-challenged, so patterning is less intimidating for me right now. Give it a go 🙂

  2. Beautiful! I love the two on the left – floral ones. I used to doodle when I was young, but nothing as interesting as this!

    • Thanks, Jude. It was fun to do all four in succession to see my flow. Of course you’d be partial to the florals 🙂 i am, too, although I really like the scroll-y pattern on lower right. That one is fun to draw.

  3. These are lovely. How long does it take you to draw each one?

    • Thank you, Eileen. I don’t know! Partly because I find myself drifting for moments . Sometimes I work on one for a few minutes then come back to it; sometimes I do a whole one in one sitting. I did these four in two evenings – maybe three hours total? The squares are about 4″ x 4″.

  4. Happy Memorial Day! Thanks for sharing these. I love the little bursts of color. 🙂

  5. Woweeeee oh my those are stunning esp bottom left love it xx

  6. I really like those. Can you direct me to a website so I can start learning? I’m big on doodling, it helps me listen better. I take notes, too, but never look at them since they are just a concentration tool.
    Tina @ Life is Good
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    • Hi Tina – is the site for “official zentangles. It’s a little too complex for me. I was able to get a few books through my library, so you probably can too – the one I liked best was by Beckah Krahula, and the other was by Kass Hall. Books are also available at Amazon.

  7. Awesome, Sammy ! I am soooooo glad you introduced this to me. I am having a blast. It is the perfect break in between the intensity of other projects. Relaxing, peaceful, flowing. I will post a few more soon.

  8. These are beautiful. I’ve never heard of this. Some truly fancy doodling
    Whenever I doodle I come up with stick men. Thanks for the introduction. I must look this up.

    • 🙂 that’s me, too with the stick men! Read my response to Tina in comments if you want website and books to look at. So many ways to pattern. Even stick men !!

  9. Those are beautiful, Sammy. Especially like the ones with the splash of red. Zentangles are so popular now. Happy Memorial Day to you. 🙂

    • Thank you, Debbie. The tangling is a new find for me – probably, as you say, because many are discovering it. We’ve had a crazy weather weekend with hail and tornado warnings, but sun is shining this morning and we’re headed to the cemetery. I always appreciate hearing frim you 🙂

  10. Sammy, these are beautiful!

  11. So glad you discovered tangling – loved seeing your drawings! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Thanks, Laurel. It’s hard not to become “crazed” about this artform as I try to transition from my lifelong left brain to my right brain and coax the hidden artist. Your blog has been such an inspiration, and I haven’t even read your written posts yet because I can’t tear myself away from your tangle posts. 🙂

  12. I LOVE these doodles! I will have to check out – I’ve hit a roadblock with my work doodles and I need some inspiration. Good work! ;D

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