Most of what I do (and much of what shows up in a Zentangle search) is actually Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA).
I haven't felt up to writing, but I've been drawing some. Here are a few of my recent ZIA pieces, all on 8.5" x 11" linen paper.
|I asked my son (17) to tag this wall and then cleaned it up a bit and added details. It was fun to include him on my project and he did an awesome job!|
|One of my favorite patterns is Widgets. I've used it a lot. It's usually small and used to fill a space. For this piece I used the Widgets shapes as the design to fill. It was fun to work with them on a larger scale.|
|This one was by far the most time consuming (I just might have stayed up until three in the morning with an obsessive need to finish it), but was also super fun. The globe idea was inspired by a piece by Erin at The Bright Owl. I saw it months ago and have wanted to try it ever since. Again, I tried the no-actual-border-line thing. The shading creates the border and helps the circle become a sphere. My daughter said it reminds her of art from people on drugs, like The Yellow Submarine movie. Art that looks like I was stoned? Hm. Not sure if that's a compliment, but she captured the feel of the craziness of the background. I'm kind of picturing it in psychedelic colors now in my head. Far out, man.|
And that's what I've been doing lately. I'm feeling much better. Oh, so much better. I'm still having some anxiety moments and hurting a lot, but I feel like myself again. Everything is easier when my brain and I get along.