Friday, September 4, 2015

Double Zen!

A few weeks ago, I had surgery on my nose.  My recovery was slow and painful.  I virtually stayed in my recliner for one full week.

During that time, I really became bored and antsy.  I couldn't get up and do much and I would only be awake about 2-3 hours at a time.  

I have a small notebook I had made called, "Time to Zen Out!".  It has twelve pre-strung 3.5x3.5 tiles drawn in it and several blank pages.  It also contains 12 patterns with the step out directions.  The paper is a good Bristol vellum. It is a great little tool for beginning students.

At any rate, I tangled all the pre-strung tiles and tangled a couple of the blank pages.  Now what?

 I decided I was going to color them.  This is a big craze now, so I wanted to see what it was all about.

The result:  DOUBLE ZEN!  Once while drawing and then again while coloring.

Try it yourself.
Here is one design.

Unfortunately, the photos didn't come out well.  
I have literally hundreds of tangled pages that I am going to go back and color.  I may make a copy of them and color the copy because I like the black and white version--especially with shading.  I will post some as I finish them.