Sunday, June 19, 2011

"Zentangle Tiles"

In the past several months I have completed many drawings using Zentangle Techniques.  It didn't hit me until this weekend that I have not completed one true Zentangle Tile ... that being a picture that is pure design and patterns, there is no up or down, it has no subject matter that is discernible and is created purely to please the creator and the viewer.  A Zentangle Tile has a universal size of 3.5 inches by 3.5 inches. 

I had hit an artistic block this past week and my "Inspiration GPS" just wasn't working ... I think I needed to charge its batteries.  That being the case I decided why not try some of these Zentangle Tiles?!  I proceeded to cut myself up a small stack of 3.5x3.5 squares and settled back, relaxed and enjoyed creating the following four Zentangle Tiles.  These will be listed in my Etsy Shop shortly, but I wanted to share them with you first.

Since Zentangle Tiles do not have a subject matter I was having trouble with giving the pieces titles ... I finally decided to just give them numbers as I progress.  So here they are:

Zentangle Tile #1

Zentangle Tile #2
Zentangle Tile #3

Zentangle Tile #4

Best of all, after finishing these 4 little drawings, I found I had recharged my "Inspiration GPS"!   I now have several new ideas I can't wait to get started on tomorrow!

Moral of this little story:  If you are having trouble recharging your "Inspiration GPS" ... try recharging with a few Zentangle Tiles!

Happy Day!
Karen Anne aka IrelandBrady


  1. Hey Karen Ann!! Wow my friend ;o) It's hard to say, which one is my favorite, but I like number 1 ;o) I see a butterfly, some snails, some rolls of scrolls. Maybe some important messages on them ;o) Number 4 to me, is a Christmas decoration! I could look at these forever! Fantastic!! Take Care ;o)

  2. Hey Stacy! I love your comments and observations! I am delighted you can see so much! Number 4 does look like a Christmas ornament, doesn't!
    Happy Day dear friend!

  3. Karen ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,(lol my dog just did all those commas with her paw!)
    So...I was saying that I really love the way you do your have a style that is very unique...I can always tell your work when I see it on Etsy.
    Number 3 looks like a big icecream cone slanting with scoops on top of scoops!

  4. Hey Deborah....your dog must have been trying to e-communicate with my dog! LOL! Danny Boy is always putting in his two paws worth when I am on the computer too! LOL! I love your take on #3! I'm craving an ice cream cone now! Wow! I guess I am developing a signature style? Hope that is a good thing! But happy to hear you know my work when you see it ... I've tried to emulate other artist's I admire ... but my work always seems to look like my work so I guess that is what I am meant to do.


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