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Thread: Zendoodling.. my new fun for when I can't sew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindi View Post
    Yobrosew, save your money on books and patterns. Go to www.tanglepatterns.com - they've got hundreds of free patterns that are featured in the books, and links to dozens of other tangle sites with even more patterns. And don't buy the Micron pens that are labeled for Zentangles. Get the pack that's got .005, .01, .02, .03, .05 and .08-sized pens. It's a better value and is all you'll need for tangles. Unless you want all of the "official" Zentangle patterns. Then you have to take a class to get those. Many of their patterns are in their newsletter online and at tanglepatterns, though.

    I use the white 4.5x6" cardstock paper from Hobby Lobby in the scrapbooking section to draw on. They've got it right now 50% off (which means about $3 for 100 sheets!), a nice thickness, and a much better value than the "tiles" Zentangles wants you to buy. While those tiles are nice, throwing them away when you make a mistake is costly! Or just get an inexpensive 4x6 drawing tablet. I'm all for saving money when it comes to drawing, LOL!
    Thanks for the info, particularly about your paper choice. Pen info good, too. What about gel pens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindi View Post
    Judy, I just look for royalty-free cartoons. Or, if I find I cartoon I really like that's not royalty-free I'll try to draw up my own from the pic. Because the cartoons I use are so simple and free of extraneous detail, it's pretty easy to change it up. I mean, really, how difficult is it to draw a simple thimble? Or a thread spool? Pretty much a couple of curved and straight lines! Sometimes you just need the inspiration or idea!
    Hi, Neighbor. You are a very easy one-hour drive from me.

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    Yobrosew, any pens will do when you're first trying it out, but the Microns are the best I've found overall, and I've tried a lot of them. Gel pens tend to smear, and Microns are smooth and dry instantly.
    Tenacity is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with the absolute certainty that what we are looking for is going to transpire. -Oswald Chambers

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    So far I have been using pencil, regular pens and inexpensive color pens from the dollar store. I've been drawing on printer paper and the backs of lined index cards, also from the dollar store.

    I guess by now I'm hooked enough to get myself some good pens. I am tired of dealing with the little blobs of ink the cheap ones all seem to drop now and then.

    Are the pens a special type that dry instantly? Do they come in color? I hope to visit Hobby Lobby on Monday... fingers crossed the drawing paper is still on sale.
    Attaching a couple newer tangles. Come on and share some of yours, you guys!

    I'm having fun getting others to draw the string for me. My DH drew the string that became the Grumperfish. My daughter drew the string for the Musicaltangle.
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    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    OOPS, sorry, I see on review that I already posted the hearts one. My bad!!!
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    OOPS, sorry, I see on review that I already posted the hearts one. My bad!!!
    No worries. We were just able to enjoy your work a second time. Please
    Keep posting.

    I will look into Miro pens. I have been using Pen, India Ink and
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    Having some fun with 3-D shapes, too!
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    Hi, WildYard, I like what you do... this zendoodling. May I have permission to put a couple of your images on my FB page? I'll give you a codename like North of Syracuse. I think this should be shared with others who are housebound, hibernating, and otherwise unbusy this winter. thanks.
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    yonnikka, please feel free to share with others. Just use my nic, wildyard, as that is what I go by most places. It isn't my facebook name but that is ok.

    Doing the zendoodling is great for me as it distracts me from my pain and occupies my time. I am happy if it helps out anyone else who can use it to their benefit! Hugs and smiles!
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Cindi. Love the 3D doodles. You are awesome. More new ideas.

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by judy363905 View Post
    Cindi. Love the 3D doodles. You are awesome. More new ideas.

    Judy in Phx, AZ
    Thanks, Judy! I got the templates at http://www.korthalsaltes.com - they've got a LOT of them. Just print them out on the heavier cardstock paper, score the lines on the back of the paper (I used a tracing lightbox) and glue them together. I like these because they have little tabs to glue. I used a gluestick on mine, and it sees to have worked very well!
    Tenacity is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with the absolute certainty that what we are looking for is going to transpire. -Oswald Chambers

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    Looks fun. I love to doodle.

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    these are so creative
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