I have never been an artist. Crafty, yes. But able to draw more than stick figure people and mystery animals (is that a dog or an elephant?) for my kids, not so much. That's why I love Zentangle...it is simple to do yet has a beautiful and complex result. So far I haven't ventured much beyond the traditional paper and black pen method, but last night I went to the monthly Artini Hour at the Mystic Arts Center and the topic was metal embossing. The metal piece we were given was a 4-inch square, so I immediately knew I had to try tangling it. When I finished, I actually felt like something of an artist for the first time. A trip to the craft store is in order for the weekend to further my experiment with new media.
Patterns used: Ixorus, Zander