"Oh!" I thought, "a Zentangle!" It was drawn by my oldest son at the age of seven. Of course, strictly speaking it's not a ZENTANGLE. But it does really look like one at first glance. Those who visit me regularly will know of my obsession, with ZENTANGLES, Doodles or just Tangles.
I looked at this drawing carefully and was quite impressed with his skill here.
It set my creative juices flowing. What if....
.....I reproduced the basic shapes he used in this drawing -- just the lines, They are a bit like what Zentanglers call "Strings" and on which you hang your various designs....
So now I had a blank sheet of paper with lines on rather like those drawings children used to do by taking their pencil and letting it wander all over the page. (Sometimes called 'Taking the Dog for a Walk') Then they would fill in the resulting shapes with color. But my lines and shapes on this paper were my son's lines and shapes.
Then I filled each shape with the various designs and patterns I have used when doing my Doodles
(my version of ZENTANGLES).
After that I decided to color the designs in each shapes using only the colors my son used in each shape of his original drawing.
And this is what I ended up with:
A curious variation on a ZENTANGLE.
His lines, shapes and colors; my designs or patterns.
Not a masterpiece I will admit, but a mingling of a child's mind with his mother's forty years later.
_______________________________________________________________________________My sincere apologies to the owners of the word Zentangle. I should have noted that the word Zentangle is a Registered Trade-mark. _______________________________________________________________________________
This is my entry for ABC Wednesday, for the letter Z. Congratulations everyone. We have just completed the twelfth round of this project so ably led by Mrs. Nesbitt and Roger Owen Green. Please click HERE to visit the inspiring efforts of all who made it to the letter Z. Why not consider joining us in the next round?