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Friday, 15 May 2015

Doodletastic journalling - Journal Heart Week 20

Goodly morning Bloggers!!

Welcome to another Thursday ( thank the lord the its not a BH holiday this week - I have all the days in the right order!! )

So this week our journalling is back to doodling dont all run off in horror!

Zentangle (or posh doodling!) is still a really popular and relaxing past time and anyone CAN do it. 
I always try to do 20mins a day normally 1st thing in the am / last thing at night as it helps clear my head for the day ahead / get my head into sleep zone which as an insomniac is vital!

Zentangle is simply about using repeating strokes to create patterns and images.... the image above is one I have drawn and then filled in but you could as easily use an open stamp ot stencil to practice.

Here is a close up of the detailing - this is NOT a process to be rushed. I like to work on full pages and do a bit each day and it can take a week or two to finish each page. A good tip is to make sure that your patterns always join with the lines around the edge. Gaps make your patterns look unfinished.

Now I DO NOT expect a full page BUT try drawing a 3in square on your page n fill that in and have fun...

Now the purists and white.... Well I break rules ooooh!! Arrest me :-P! 
Here are pages with added colour use specific pens (Micron etc) or use your biro/pencil. Those Memo blocks are REALLY handy - esp like me if you have spent the last millenium on the phone/on hold, it can be done any time. A habit I picked up from my Dad, who as well as being an all round medical guru was also an artist with several exhibitions to his name.

This page started off as just 7 circles doodled around a jar lid.....again add colour if you want BUT you can also add dimension with shading once your page is finished

The shading I have added with a soft pencil (2b) gives the layered effect on the circle....

So there it is pick up your pen/pencil/biro and add it to this week's page....

Happy Journalling

Crafty cheers for now





  1. Gorgeous zentangle work Take. I am right back into this at present xx

    1. It is so enjoyable! Glad you are in the zone hon xx

  2. Stunning Rae you have the patience
    (I dont have) ...and talent you should sell this xxxx

  3. Beautiful Rae, it is stunning. I love doing zentangle I haven't done it in a long time. You can tell how much time and care has gone into this project x x x

    1. Thanks Clare hope its whet your appetite! xx

  4. this is amazing Rae and will be a real challenge for me!!! Hugs rachel x

  5. Fantastic, loving the splash of colour as well 😊xx