Friday, June 4, 2010

Bird and Artichoke. . . . . Zentangles

After a very long day at work today, I need some relaxing down time. My favorite thing to do for that is art work and more specifically Zentangles.

I have been hooked on them ever since I found out about them almost 6 months ago.

The first one I did was this little bird. Maybe that comes from my part time job at PetsMart !!!!

Whatever, it just seemed like a fun idea.

Thanks to Valentino Ramos for the inspiration.

I must give some credit for this Zentangle to where I first saw it which was on the blog of Valentino Ramos .
She is an amazing artist who's work I just happened on to here in Blogworld.

I love her Zentagle works that at 3D- different, unusual and just amazing. I was so inspired by her Artichoke Zentangle I had to try one of my own.

SO, a big thank you to Valentino even though she has no idea who I am, for giving me this inspiration. You can go to her blog which is linked above to see her work.


  1. This is so gorgeous!!! I went over to Valentinos version, and it is very different. I like your more loose style with a few sections you gave some flair to. I love the addition of the green. Awesome artichoke!!!

  2. Thank you so much for this post! :) I *LOVE* your style!

  3. Those are some very cool zentangles!! I really like the way you did them in the shapes of known things/animals!! Off to see her blog, found her on flickr and you're right she is amazing!

  4. What a great way to relax, Martha!! Love the bird!

  5. Very neat dear sister


  6. oooh, I love them both!

    I have a friend who's been doing freeform zentangles for years. I showed her the zentangle link and she said "Oh, there's a name for what I do? I thought I was doodling!"

    I'm off to the link to see her artichoke :)

  7. Your Zents are fabulous! My mind doesn't think in that direction, so I am not so good at these, but yours are great! Especially that artichoke!

  8. marthann! i am so glad to see your "artie" zentangle and birdoodle. you have totally inspired me, and valentina's work does too. what fun, i've always loved doodling, but this is the best! i'm gonna play tonight!

  9. OH I LOVE your zens! They are wonderful!