Thoughts from an Average, but slightly neurotic, woman
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Zentangles and Zendalas
I decided to join a challenge this week, a zentangle challenge. The post ,if you would like to join as well, is attached to that button-----> The Diva Zentangle one. She has a great blog.
So here is the finished product :
Let me tell you my fascinating process. First, I discovered Zentangles, worked a bit with them on my own ( some old post of mine has links to the official site and a pattern site), and brought them to the classroom. Both fourth and sixth graders seemed to enjoy making them.
Then, I saw a zendala. a mandala+ zentangle. I couldn't just make one right away..I had to make a kit and buy all of the supplies!
Then I made a pattern to separate the circle into however many equal bits I wanted it to be. I keep this pattern in my big book of everything.
Today I placed my circle on the pattern and made 16 bits.
I added another circle, some squares, and an octagon. Then a smaller octagon.
My first zentangle was Brayd around the outside, because that was the challenge! This was my first Brayd.
Then I added a version of Betweed ( sticking with Bs here)
I added Bubbles .
Then Boomerangs around the bubbles and a quilt star thing in the middle.
I love it, and I think I will take the Zendala to the classrooms!