A Doodle By Any Other Name Is Still Fun

Have you tried art doodles yet?

They’ve been called (and trademarked…) Zendoodles, meditation art, Zentangles®, and Yoga for Your Brain ™. Whatever you want to call them, they are really cool to get into.

Patterns with simple shapes

Patterns with simple shapes

Patterns on coloured art paper

Patterns on coloured art paper

Hand of Fatima pattern (Y., age 14)

Hand of Fatima pattern (Y., age 14)

It’s not really all that complicated: You’re essentially using repeating patterns with varying degrees of complexity to create some wonderful designs.

They are a great exercise to add to your practice, even if you’re not a “drawer” – you can use simple shapes like lines and dots, and still achieve something you’ll be proud of.

The upside is that you’ll also be practicing pen or pencil control. You’ll also be surprised at what your hand-left brain connection can come up with. The bigger upside is that – probably because the human brain really likes patterns – you’ll find this kind of drawing blissfully relaxing (hence the meditation, zen and yoga part).

Art doodles are great for relaxation and flexing that creativity muscle. If you’d love to give it a shot but don’t know where to start, or if you want to try out some new ideas, sign up for one of our doodly-do workshops.

Printing Workshop Fun

Printing 1Last week’s 2-part printing workshop was as fun as it was messy (so lots 🙂 )

After learning how to make inked block prints with deep, rich colours, we switched it all up with another ghost print and some pastels.

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And we’re off! (sorta…)

Art Just For Me Poster

Art Just For Me Poster

Well, I’ve been dragging my heels long enough on launching this website… but here it is, for real, all flesh and bones (or pixels and dpi and soon with some really pretty pictures 🙂 ). Just in time too! Sunday is my first official Art Just For Me booth at the very first official Many Feathers Market . Come say hi!