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Escapist Coloring Club – July

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Escapist Coloring Club July

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The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – July 1, 2019

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Well, looks like I never got around to posting anything for June, and here it is already July!

I did finally finish these two, just last night.

The first one of the big chicken and little yellow chicks…well it was fun to color, but tedious with all the little bits and pieces. I think I probably used several different color markers and also different colored pencils on this.

I always want to use yellow, but it’s so hard to get it to show up. I like the multicolored chicken though.

The second one is one from a regular kid’s coloring book. I find that the larger pictures are much easier, and fun for me. I used blue and red Crayola crayons on the birds, and a brown one for the bird bath. The flowers are red and blue, with green stems and leaves.

The pages shown are regular size, and then a part of it is enlarged.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE…APRIL 30, 2014…LETTER Z

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A to Z CHALLENGE

Today’s letter is…Z

Thank you for visiting! Comments welcome! Happy reading!

THE ART OF ZENTANGLES

Have you heard of Zentangles? It is a very creative form of art that anyone can do. All you need is something to write with and some paper.

Basically, all you do is make designs of any kind. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Your design can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be, and it will look great. For some, I think this is a new fad. I’ve just recently heard it had a name. I’ve done them for years, for fun, before there was a name for the drawings. I just figured it was a form of doodling on paper, which is also fun and relaxing.

The name Zentangle is taken from the word Zen…meaning peaceful and relaxing. Tangle would represent the line drawings that weave around the page in repetitive patterns.

There are really no rules to this. However, there are websites that do give step by step instructions, and show lots of patterns you can try to replicate. There are other sites where you can share your creations with others. Some artwork is done in color, but most are done in black and white, with pen or pencil.

For me, I just like to let the pen flow across the paper in whatever shapes come to mind. Thus, the Zen-like quality of the excercise. You are creating a design that is totally unique to you. You will be pleasantly surprised by how cool it looks.

So, grab a piece of paper and your pen/pencil. Try to free your mind of stress, and just let the Zentangles flow across the page.

If you’d like to see more examples, and read about Zentangles, you can find the information here… http://zentangle.com

Thank you for reading! If you’d like to, check out my other blog for the letter Z at… http://ghostmmnc.blogspot.comImage