Welcome to the monthly theme for February. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!

This month's theme is - Zen-sational
 (suggested by Nelson Failing)

This theme is a combination of 2 words: Zen and sensational, so whatever those two words combined inspire in you.

Here's how Nelson describes this theme: "I see zentangles gone wild, intricate, whimsical, beautiful, charming, fantasy and whatever is in your head to create a zentangle masterpiece...tangles within animal, people, flower, abstract shapes...creating stunning zentangle art pieces...your imagination is the limit..."

The theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.

Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.

These should be new pieces completed with this theme in mind. 

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I can't wait to see how you interpret this - abstract, realistic, collage etc... so many opportunities for all. 

Thaneeya

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Oh wow...the artwork in this thread truly is zensational!  Amazing work!

Very nice Jo!

Jo Flockton said:

Zensational Loons. Sakura micron and Tombow paint markers.

Very nice Jo!

Jo Flockton said:

This theme is so versatile! Here are a couple of Zensational Valentine's cards. Both are done with Sakura Glaze pens, black and clear, then Brusho over top.

This is exceptional Audrey!!!...I love your take on the challenge and I think this is good as is...that's thinking outta the box...Fabulous job!!!

Awesome job Audrey!

Audrey said:

Micron pen and watercolor 9"x12":

When I discovered zentangles it was through a search for art therapy styled lesson ideas over four years ago now.  I found that the repetition of line, shape, pattern, and flow was relaxing.  Originally the images did not have to look like anything but over time I saw different zentangles with images of the world incorporated.  I created the above image, because I find water washing over me relaxing and wanted to combine the two relaxing elements. 

However, I think I could have included more patterns and or changed the color or no color.  The color seems to be throwing the image for me.  I may redo the image in the future for my own satisfaction.

Enjoy the response to the challenge.  I have been enjoy inspiration from everyone else's image.

Audrey

I draw mandalas almost every night before I go to sleep as a way to slow my mind down and prepare for dreaming.  These two were done with the theme 'zen-sational' in mind.  I also do music almost every day & here's a link to a song I did about zen just as a sidebar… it's called Cryptic Lullaby (it's about how hard it is for me to get to sleep at  night because of how much chatter is going on in my head and why I love and use zen to calm it all down). Cryptic Lullaby at iCompositions.com

Very cool!

Audrey said:

Micron pen and watercolor 9"x12":

When I discovered zentangles it was through a search for art therapy styled lesson ideas over four years ago now.  I found that the repetition of line, shape, pattern, and flow was relaxing.  Originally the images did not have to look like anything but over time I saw different zentangles with images of the world incorporated.  I created the above image, because I find water washing over me relaxing and wanted to combine the two relaxing elements. 

However, I think I could have included more patterns and or changed the color or no color.  The color seems to be throwing the image for me.  I may redo the image in the future for my own satisfaction.

Enjoy the response to the challenge.  I have been enjoy inspiration from everyone else's image.

Audrey

Are these hand drawn?...they are spectacular Carla!
 
Carla Cryptic said:

I draw mandalas almost every night before I go to sleep as a way to slow my mind down and prepare for dreaming.  These two were done with the theme 'zen-sational' in mind.  I also do music almost every day & here's a link to a song I did about zen just as a sidebar… it's called Cryptic Lullaby (it's about how hard it is for me to get to sleep at  night because of how much chatter is going on in my head and why I love and use zen to calm it all down). Cryptic Lullaby at iCompositions.com

Wow Audrey, you did a great job and love the color in it.

Carla Cryptic said:

Very cool!

Audrey said:

Micron pen and watercolor 9"x12":

When I discovered zentangles it was through a search for art therapy styled lesson ideas over four years ago now.  I found that the repetition of line, shape, pattern, and flow was relaxing.  Originally the images did not have to look like anything but over time I saw different zentangles with images of the world incorporated.  I created the above image, because I find water washing over me relaxing and wanted to combine the two relaxing elements. 

However, I think I could have included more patterns and or changed the color or no color.  The color seems to be throwing the image for me.  I may redo the image in the future for my own satisfaction.

Enjoy the response to the challenge.  I have been enjoy inspiration from everyone else's image.

Audrey

This is Fabulous!!! Love it!

Pat said:

Fantastic Carla!

Carla Cryptic said:

I draw mandalas almost every night before I go to sleep as a way to slow my mind down and prepare for dreaming.  These two were done with the theme 'zen-sational' in mind.  I also do music almost every day & here's a link to a song I did about zen just as a sidebar… it's called Cryptic Lullaby (it's about how hard it is for me to get to sleep at  night because of how much chatter is going on in my head and why I love and use zen to calm it all down). Cryptic Lullaby at iCompositions.com

Thank you Sally!

Sally Widmer said:

This is Fabulous!!! Love it!

Pat said:

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