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New design: Zentangle-inspired Art

Wow it's Friday! Wherever has my week gone? Time flies when you're on Spring Break!!

Yesterday I discovered a very fascinating art form called Zentangle. It's basically divvying up shapes into sections and then adding a basic repetitive pattern to each section. You can find out a lot about different pattern options on YouTube, or you can just make up your own!

Here's the first one I did. It took about three hours and was done mostly with fine-tip Sharpie.

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  1. Wow! That looks so cool! Great job! :)

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  2. That is amazing! I bet you could sell prints like that on Etsy.

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    1. Yes I think I probably will. I'd like to scan in these larger pages to sell as printable coloring pages and then make some smaller prints to sell as ACEO cards. :)

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  3. you made that with a Sharpie? wow! just. wow! :o

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  4. I've seen these before but had not idea they were called Zentangle! Well done Jennifer, it's gorgeous.

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  5. Wow that looks great!! Very interesting patterns.

    xo, gina

    anythingimaginableblog.blogspot.com

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