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05-12-2010, 10:54 PM
Welcome to the May 2010 Zentangle-a-thon, May 14-16 (ZAT)!
The ZAT is open to everyone . . . .so just jump in.
No sign up needed. Just create art and play!

We'll start 12 noon Friday May 14th (where ever you are on this planet when it is 12noon Friday)
We'll stop 11:59 pm, right before midnight, on Sunday May 16th (where ever you are in the world when it is 11:59 pm Sunday)

There will be three OPTIONAL challenges, just for fun....always optional...any zen doodling can be posted and traded all weekend.

Friday challenge: Try a pattern that is new for you in your Friday zentangles.

Saturday challenge: Colorful zentangles...use lots of color in your backgrounds or use different colored pens and markers.

Sunday challenge: Work words or letters into your zens in some way!

Zentangles are basically repetitive line drawn shapes/designs/abstracts, created in a concise flowing manner. It is drawing done by creating a connection between your hand holding the pen and your eye looking at the paper. Try to leave your brain/thoughts out of it as much as possible. After all the word is ZEN. Just allow it to happen, do not force it. You are free to do your version of a Zentangle . . . . just create and have fun...at a peaceful pace.

Here is a website for inspiration: www.zentangle.com.

No collage, no stamping, no embellishments.

Please post pics in this thread as you do your Zentangles. It is nice to see other people's zentangles so we can all enjoy the wonderful art . . . so we can be inspired by your work . . . and ultimately so we can all trade with each other.

Please do not ask for trades in this thread.
PM other artists to arrange trades ~ thanks!

Looking forward to seeing what everyone creates!

05-12-2010, 11:21 PM
I'm posting this thread tonight because, for some lucky folks, Friday is almost here!

I will have to wait patiently :arghh: as 12 noon Friday arrives later on the Pacific West Coast of the U.S. than almost anywhere else in the world!

05-12-2010, 11:24 PM
The Sunday challenge is still open...and all suggestions will be entertained...it will give us all something to do while we wait :unsure: to start tangling!

05-13-2010, 01:19 AM
I LOVE those challenges!! I am SO close to starting - only 20 hours and 40 minutes to go. . .

05-13-2010, 03:00 AM
26 hours waiting. I don't know how long I need to work on Friday but I hope not too long.

05-13-2010, 08:45 AM
I might try to play along. How about, for Sunday's challenge, make a Zentangle using only one Tangle (pattern) with all the versions you can think of (ie circles inside circles, circles crossing circles, white circles on black background, black circles on white background, etc.)

05-13-2010, 01:49 PM
That would be a challenging idea, MissKoolAid!
I think I will try one to practice.

05-13-2010, 01:50 PM
Hi, Donnacr and sniisk ~ glad you'll both be playing!

05-13-2010, 01:55 PM
I´m quite busy at the moment with several things, but I´ll try to play, too!

05-13-2010, 05:16 PM
Yippie! Nice to see you both, Evalila and smtheus!

05-13-2010, 06:07 PM
Is it 12 noon anywhere yet?

05-13-2010, 06:10 PM
I'm ready, I'm ready. like you KESagers, waiting for noon. I'll be at work, so will have to wait until later in the day to post.

05-13-2010, 06:23 PM
Can't start until noon. I'll be waiting if I not gocery shopping.

05-13-2010, 06:41 PM
Yeah, this sounds so fun and peaceful! I think I'll play!

05-13-2010, 07:09 PM
Nice to see so many people dropping in!

05-13-2010, 08:16 PM
I plan to play also as my time allows. I always missed them in the past so am happy to hear early enough to play.
Thanks for hosting Martha.

05-13-2010, 09:07 PM
That sounds like an idea

05-13-2010, 09:49 PM
Thanks for the heads-up Martha. Only 14 hours and 15 minutes til I can start. Guess I'll gather my materials. Just today I was rooting around in a box of stuff and found a brand new set of colored Micron pens. Now where did I put them anyway? Oh there they are, right where I found them. Forgot to bring them into my space. All ready to get playing, and I don't seem to have much scheduled for this weekend except for a garage sale and I can set and zen while tending the store.

05-13-2010, 11:40 PM
After all that counting down the silly doctor kept me late and now I have wasted an hour of zentangling time. . . off to try and find a pattern that I haven't used much.
Back soon with some results

05-13-2010, 11:49 PM
Yipee! Someone gets to start Zenning!

05-14-2010, 01:31 AM
Just 3 and a half hours... Hope I can finish my work then :). My boss is having a vacation this week and maybe nobody knows if I leave a bit earlier :laugh:.

05-14-2010, 02:25 AM
Just 3 and a half hours... Hope I can finish my work them :). My boss is having a vacation this week and maybe nobody knows if I leave a bit earlier :laugh:.

Good luck tip-toeing quietly out of work!

05-14-2010, 03:16 AM
I'd love to give this a go, I haven't done zens in a while! :)

Will have to wait until 5 this afternoon before I can start though, have to be in the office :(

05-14-2010, 04:05 AM
It took me a lot longer to make my first few cards than I had planned but here they are. This computer is not connected to my scanner so I am having a lot of trouble putting thumbnails in this thread - they are in my Gallery though. Zat 1 has had the colour drained out of it, but the other 2 are black and white - Zat 2 is the 'Bales' pattern with variations and Zat 3 is the ''Strircles' pattern with variations.

05-14-2010, 05:12 AM
Donna, your cards are wonderful!

05-14-2010, 05:13 AM
I just got an idea. If I can't leave my work early, I can at least draw here :laugh:. This office is full of papers and pens!

05-14-2010, 06:50 AM
Thanks sniisk. I was hoping to get another card done before bed but Life is getting in the way - goodnight. I can't wait to see what everyone is creating while I am asleep

05-14-2010, 06:52 AM
Good night Donna!

05-14-2010, 07:42 AM
Kudos to Donnacr for our first Zens! They are wonderful. I'm still counting down here so I think if I take a morning nap the time will go faster.

1 Art Lady
05-14-2010, 08:40 AM
I may try to stop by.... I have some swaps to finish to, so we'll see. Thanks for the invite!

05-14-2010, 08:51 AM
I'll be "zen"ing this weekend, sounds like a fun challenge. Count me in!

05-14-2010, 09:10 AM
oh fun! I hope to get a few zens done this weekend to share!

Nice zentangles, Donna!

05-14-2010, 09:56 AM
Oh! Inspired by the Zentangle blog this morning: try drawing a zentangle with your non-dominant hand! I'll definitely try it this weekend!

05-14-2010, 10:04 AM
I'm finally at home. But I started something a bit different this time. Hope to upload my first serie of cards tonight if I can finish it.

05-14-2010, 11:41 AM
Good morning, everyone!
Glad to see folks on this thread more awake than I am right now!

I'm going to have a cup of tea and plan my (hopefully) art-filled day.

05-14-2010, 11:46 AM
Donna ~ Beautiful zens! Wonderful patterns!
Great start to the ZAT!

Hope it is OK if I post them here for you ~

Donnacr's Zens!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0016.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/2_scan0017.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/1_scan0018.jpg

05-14-2010, 11:54 AM
Good morning all... I'm really wanting to do this, alas, I cook in the Community Kitchen till about 1 and then I'm off to work for three hours. I'll see what I can do tonight, but I have a lot on my plate right now...

05-14-2010, 11:55 AM
Join us if you can, littlekitten!

05-14-2010, 12:39 PM
Here is what I made today.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_zen3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_zen2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_zen1.jpg ZAT #3 , ZAT #2, ZAT #1 This row TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_zen6.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_zen5.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_zen4.jpg ZAT #6, ZAT #5, ZAT #4 This row TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_zen9.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_zen8.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_zen7.jpg ZAT #9 TRADED, ZAT #8, ZAT #7

Would someone like to trade these for example three cards (one row) at the same time?

05-14-2010, 12:59 PM
Oh wow! Those are great! All right I'm going to go give this a try for the first time ever.

05-14-2010, 01:02 PM
OMG, these are wonderful! Looks like you´ve been really busy today:D

05-14-2010, 01:07 PM
Here´s my first card for today (might be the last, too):

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_HeartZen.jpg Heart Zen traded

05-14-2010, 01:52 PM
Some lovely cards ladies.

05-14-2010, 02:03 PM
It was much faster to draw nine cards at the same time. Here is the picture how it was until I cut it to nine pieces.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/large/1_9xzentangle.jpg example - not for trade

It was fun to try and make this kind of cards.

05-14-2010, 02:10 PM
My first Zens for the ZAT this weekend. Never done these before but they are pretty fun!

My First Zen, Sing to the Mountains-TRADED

I like Sniisk's idea of doing one large and then cutting it into cards.

05-14-2010, 02:13 PM
I have been playing with a little color, so here´s an unusual one - a landscape zen:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_LandscapeZen.jpg on hold

Hmmm, I guess the next ones will be more traditional:laugh:

05-14-2010, 02:16 PM
Those are great, sniisk! I'm going to try to find time to make a few cards this weekend!

05-14-2010, 02:34 PM
I like the color Evalila!

05-14-2010, 02:49 PM
I started to make some other cards but now I'm too tired and need to go to sleep. See you tomorrow :).

Cat's Cradle
05-14-2010, 03:07 PM
Going to try this out. I love working with abstract!

05-14-2010, 03:24 PM
Looks like fun!

05-14-2010, 03:38 PM
What a great idea Snilsk! When I first saw these I about fell over but the way you are doing this is such a great time saver. Hmm, now if I only had some large card stock.:goofy:

05-14-2010, 04:34 PM
here are my first ones. Awesome cards so far

05-14-2010, 04:50 PM
Sniisk, how do you get your circles so perfect??

05-14-2010, 04:53 PM
I'm playing!
I have one done but no time to scan it in yet...

05-14-2010, 05:16 PM
Here are my first two. I always seem to do circles and curves so I thought I would start with lines and squares and I ended up putting circles in there anyway.
Title is 'Geometry'

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1185/4607256014_fbc94d1649_m.jpg TRADED

Then I went right onto circles.
Title is 'Circles and More Circles'


I can see that is going to be a fun weekend with wonderful cards from everyone!

05-14-2010, 05:27 PM
Wow, such beautiful zens posted!

Cool idea, sniisk, to divide one big zens into smaller ones!

Love the Heart and landscape zens, Evalila!

Congratulations, KESagers, on your first (...and fabulous...) zens!

Nice cards, alanabannana ~ I especially like the balloon and coneflower ones!

05-14-2010, 05:29 PM
And...wow, gorgeous, TeriC!

05-14-2010, 05:29 PM
It's lovely warm weather here...I'm going to take my pens out to the deck and get tangling!!

05-14-2010, 05:31 PM
Oh - great Zens everyone! I'm slow starting out on this but I hope I can come up with some worth trading.

05-14-2010, 05:58 PM
So many awesome zentangles!!! I posted to the other thread - oops! OK, here's my first for the week-end - 8 1/2" x 11". I'll do some more shading on it & call it good.

05-14-2010, 06:46 PM
What fun! I've never played in any of the a-thons before, and since alanabannana keeps encouraging me to join, here I am.:D

Both traded

05-14-2010, 06:49 PM
Here are some I've made today

Zat 1 Traded
Zat 2 Traded
Zat 3 Traded
Zat 4 Traded

05-14-2010, 06:50 PM
And 3 more
Zat 5 .......Traded
Zat 6........Traded
Zat 7

05-14-2010, 07:22 PM
Love yours Evalila... if I get something to trade with, you may be hearing from me :3

Anyways... I have a lot to get done in the way of swaps, so I decided to do 'dual applicability' ... these are my cards for the poppies swap, zentangle style!



05-14-2010, 07:47 PM
My first two.

05-14-2010, 07:59 PM
here are three more zentangles. Decided to color two of them - added alot of wow to them I think

05-14-2010, 08:22 PM
Bird die cuts for the ZAT this weekend.
Largest: 5 1/4" wide-TRADED
Medium: 3 1/5" wide-TRADED
Small: 2" wide
I'll trade as a set for a few ATCs/inchies or individually or however we work it out:D.

05-14-2010, 08:37 PM
I'm here,howdy mrj, and hallloooo everyone. i had to catch up on some swaps first, and it is now after 1am, but did my first two while it was still friday lol. teric so fab to see you here,hi sniisk...what a great start with some fabulous zens.
see you all later today.

45055 (traded)


Just Ducky
05-14-2010, 08:53 PM
birds and chickens... Kristin and Joss you gals are clucking right along...
oh.. don't look fer any Ducky Zens... this is one thing I can't do... dang it..
but sure will be following along and drooling ....

05-14-2010, 09:14 PM
In spite of Martha's reminder, I forgot about the zat until after dinner. I've been able to create two. They're not great but more art than I've been up to in months. Here they are:

05-14-2010, 09:25 PM
My first one for the ZAT (done around 2pm on Friday)
It started as just bubbles and then decided it wanted to be a flower...
Working on #2 in front of Hockey!

05-14-2010, 09:42 PM
Hey Joss, I didn't even realize you were into ZATS! Cool!

05-14-2010, 10:58 PM
OK, here are 2 cards for this evening! Bird Joy & Beads N Flowers
So much fun!!

05-14-2010, 11:23 PM
three more from me

05-15-2010, 12:03 AM
Awesome art, everyone!

I finished three, while relaxing on the deck ~ tried to use some new patterns...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_cityscape.jpg City Sunset ~ Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_necklaces.jpg Necklaces ~ Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_flowerbasket.jpg Flower Basket ~ Traded

05-15-2010, 12:05 AM
2 more ATCs from me:

Ride the Wind-TRADED, Pick up Sticks-TRADED

05-15-2010, 12:10 AM
. . . and here are 3 flower die cuts all zenned up . . .

. . . and another bird die cut

Funky Zen Bird - TRADED but making more . . .

05-15-2010, 12:12 AM
Whoa, love that Funky Zen Bird, KESagers!

You've really caught the zen bug!

05-15-2010, 12:15 AM
LOL - thanks! I think for me it's the Zentangle/die cut combo that works the best so hopefully people wont mind trading for a shape instead of the standard ATC.

05-15-2010, 12:29 AM
It's after midnight so I'm going to say "Goodnight!" I'll see y'all tomorrow.

05-15-2010, 12:53 AM
Sniisk, how do you get your circles so perfect??

I've practised :). I'm teaching mathematical subjects and have drawn circles almost every day :).

05-15-2010, 02:01 AM
Anyone else here? Or am I zentangling alone...

05-15-2010, 02:04 AM
Don´t worry, sniisk, you´re not alone! LOL

Off to make some cards...

05-15-2010, 02:17 AM
Hi Evelyn! I'm moving to our balcony to make some new cards too :).

05-15-2010, 03:21 AM
Three new zentangle cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/medium/2_3.jpg ZAT #10 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/medium/1_11.jpg ZAT #11 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/medium/2_4.jpg ZAT #12 TRADED

05-15-2010, 04:24 AM
Here art today´s first cards:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Doodles.jpg Doodles traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Ribbons.jpg Ribbons traded

05-15-2010, 05:28 AM
morning all from sunny london town. am going to go do some zens (with colour added today)
teri, i was gonna e mail you and tell you abotu this, but wasn't sure, we have to trade something this weekend 'chief cac' (lol)

05-15-2010, 07:34 AM
Here's my second one from Friday. (TRADED)
Hope to get more done today!

05-15-2010, 07:59 AM
Everyone's so creative! :notworthy:
Here's a few I made and spritzed a bit o color for fun!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3031/large/1_ztangle1.jpgZ1 traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3031/large/1_ztangle3.jpgZ3 traded

05-15-2010, 08:28 AM
Better late than never ---

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_zat_2010_-_1.jpgtraded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_zat_2010_-_2.jpgavailable http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_zat_-_3.jpgtraded

05-15-2010, 08:29 AM
Here´s a colored one for todays challenge:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_ColoredZen001.jpg traded

05-15-2010, 08:33 AM
I made some cards last night but I have only just found out where to put them.

05-15-2010, 08:35 AM
These are ones I have made today.

05-15-2010, 08:43 AM
Charlie those are beautiful!
I am LOVING EVERYONE's Zens!! I need to get these kids outside to play so I can sit down and make some myself!

05-15-2010, 08:50 AM
Charlie, your zens are perfect!

05-15-2010, 09:16 AM
here i am at last with a few cards done, they took longer than i expected. now i am going to check all your wonderful zens and do some trading. yahoo here i come.





05-15-2010, 09:25 AM
Gosh, such beautiful zens!!

Here is my colorful one for the day.
Title is 'Black Ribbon'

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4608917972_037649fb4b_m.jpg TRADED

05-15-2010, 09:45 AM
I wasn't going to do this...but here I am!
#1 Moons and Stripes
#2 Wild Paisley
#3 Star Burst

05-15-2010, 10:02 AM
I love ALL the Zens I am seeing on this thread - I want so many!!! I will have to stop doing chores and get down to some serious zentangling tomorrow but now it is after midnight here so I must go to bed (or risk turning into a pumpkin LOL)
See you all tomorrow

05-15-2010, 10:03 AM
Have my cup of tea, just got caught up on the thread and my PMs. Those colorful zens y'all are making are really amazing. I'm still figuring out the plain old monochromatic ones but some time I'll have to give color a try. As promised I'm off to make more Funky Birds today.:laugh:

05-15-2010, 10:41 AM
yahoo kes, more funky boidies for us. get going girlie, treesea you are a living doll, we will trade for sure! hiya jojo am so glad you are here too, and teri that's gorgeous, do some more please!

05-15-2010, 10:43 AM
This is the link to the set in the gallery where my cards are - I don't know how to make them smaller to add to the post.


You can add text "small": first row is your code and the second is how you can make it smaller. Remember to remove those spaces I made.

http://www.atcsforall.com/ forum/gallery/images/2171/ 1_Scan20013.JPG

http://www.atcsforall.com/ forum/gallery/images/2171/small/ 1_Scan20013.JPG

05-15-2010, 10:43 AM
ZAT #4

05-15-2010, 10:46 AM
Susan -- Copy the http by right clicking the image while it's in the whole gallery & going to properties. BTW, it's beautiful.

05-15-2010, 10:58 AM
Cool zens, peoples! Here's one funky one I did last night... I started with some circles and this was not at all what I intended but here it is. And it made me laugh so all is good. LOL!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_funky_zen_circle_face.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=151846)

*why won't the thread fit on my computer screen anymore?*

05-15-2010, 11:01 AM
ZAT Card # 6

05-15-2010, 11:24 AM
ZAT #5

05-15-2010, 11:36 AM
here are my new ones, and i have to take my little sweetie pie snuffles,( shih tsu) for her daily walk. she is looking at me with wide imploring eyes.



05-15-2010, 11:39 AM
Here´s my latest card, Colored Flower Zen:


05-15-2010, 11:44 AM
Two new cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/medium/1_Copy_of_53.jpg ZAT #13 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/medium/1_58.jpg ZAT #14 TRADED

05-15-2010, 11:48 AM
Wow...what fabulous zens everyone is making and posting!!

I will be away on a ferry ride and day trip ~ back late afternoon-ish ~ but should have some time during the trip to tangle and doodle...hope to come back with some zens to trade!

Have a creative day everyone!

05-15-2010, 11:57 AM
Have fun mrubyjean!

05-15-2010, 12:53 PM
ZAT#6 & ZAT#7:
Joss gets first pick of ZAT#5 or #6.


05-15-2010, 12:59 PM
Hi everyone. I just browsed through all I missed. I'm seeing a lot of pretty zens and unique styles! Should have taken notes to make comments but I'm too lazy. I have been really busy last two weeks. Today is my first quiet day. I have swaps I should be doing but I'm going to do some zens first....

Kristin I think the cutout idea is fine, I'm guessing you are attaching them to an atc blank? Some other ideas are to zen a bit of a border and you may also be able to use Stencil shapes to start a zentangle if you want.

05-15-2010, 12:59 PM
Ok, I am WAY behind, but I am jumping in there with my first 3. I know, I know, but I just this morning learned about this incredible fun y'all are having :shocked:

Zat 3 (the horizontal one) has been traded

05-15-2010, 01:02 PM
Very interesting. I like the colors you used bluesybreeze.

05-15-2010, 01:18 PM
More from me!#5 Twirly, #6 Planets

05-15-2010, 01:26 PM
I just put mine all in the gallery also.

05-15-2010, 01:52 PM
Linda brought up a good point and I should probably clarify that my die cut zens do not fit on an ATC. The Funky Bird is 6" by 4 1/2". The other birds have the measurements in the thread. The flowers are 3" 2" and1". These are all being traded as unmounted die cuts. If this changes anyone's mind about our trade I'm fine with that - just shoot me a PM and let me know.

05-15-2010, 02:03 PM
I am trying to do some outside work but these zens keep calling me in :D so I did one more.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4046/small/1_4609542698_f079e49645.jpg TRADED

05-15-2010, 02:10 PM
ZAT #8

05-15-2010, 02:57 PM
My latest

05-15-2010, 03:01 PM
Three more Zens. Gee, this is fun! I can't believe I didn't know about this stuff sooner. It's a good thing it's raining here today. Good excuse to stay inside and ZAT!

Zat #5 (ant) traded
Zat #6 (butterfly) traded

05-15-2010, 03:04 PM
I am going to scrub my kitchen then off to church. I will be back later this evening so don't be discourage if you don;t here from me. I will try and make some more later tonight.

05-15-2010, 03:18 PM
here's a few more for trade

Cat's Cradle
05-15-2010, 03:20 PM
Unfortunately, I missed last night's challenge for the ZAT, but I am planning on at least one or two for today's challenge. Loving everything I've seen so far!

05-15-2010, 03:37 PM
OK I made these during the zentangle-a-thon but the theme is mom from the Zentangles with a Twist social groups Weekly Challenge

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_reason_for_being_5-15-2010.jpg Reason for Being Keeping this one My mom always said that being a mom was her reason for being....

She had 4 daughters, 2 sons, 6 grandsons, 2 (step) grandsons, and now she has her first great grandchild!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_her_footprint_5-15-2010.jpg Her Footprint available http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_a_hardlife_5-15-2010.jpg A hardlife traded

My mom had a hard life and a lot of health issues. She had one foot amputated and spent the last 10 years of her life in a wheelchair. But she had a lot of love and was good humored. When asked by young children what happened to her foot she would make up stories like she used to be a alligator wrestler and she lost once .... or for the little boy being mean to a little puppy .... she said the she once had a dog and she was mean to it and didn't feed it and it got hungry one day...

05-15-2010, 03:39 PM

1 Art Lady
05-15-2010, 04:10 PM
Ok everyone, I managed to get a few done today. I will try to attach, otherwise they are in my gallery. Have a great afternoon. The first is Funky Bird, second is Orange and Brown, and the third is Crazy Daisy.

05-15-2010, 04:31 PM
these zat cards are all so great, wonderful everyone.
here are three more from me, mine are just flying out the window.




05-15-2010, 04:39 PM
Just finished my requests for funky birds so here is one that's up for grabs;


Bird of a Different Color
(6" by 4 1/2" die cut)

05-15-2010, 04:40 PM
ZAT 10

05-15-2010, 04:43 PM
Joss -- These 3 are super, too! Shall we trade 2:2 & include your ZAT10 with the redhead?

05-15-2010, 04:44 PM
Some atcs I have made today
Zat 8 Traded
Zat 9
Zat 10 Traded
Zat 11 Traded

05-15-2010, 04:45 PM
My last 3 for today
Zat 12 Traded
Zat 13 Traded
Zat 14 Traded

05-15-2010, 04:48 PM
Too many wonderful cards and not enough to trade!!! Here's one more...

05-15-2010, 04:52 PM
#4 - Rhino Horns?
#7 - Hearts in Zen

05-15-2010, 05:05 PM
And two more.
I really need to do something else, like cook supper:laugh:
Half-Daisy Zen
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4046/small/1_4609348261_da9d23e456.jpg TRADED

Locket Zen
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4046/small/1_4609347337_ac938a2850.jpg TRADED

05-15-2010, 05:08 PM
#10 Wave Action

05-15-2010, 06:25 PM
I can't believe how awesome all of the cards are! You all have inspired to go make a card! Let's see if I can get it done.

05-15-2010, 06:56 PM
I'm loving all the tangles! So many awesome cards!! Here are today's cards - Chat Zenzetti & ZenDay:


05-15-2010, 07:59 PM
Gee, this is soooo much fun!

Zat #7 (balls)
Zat #8 Traded

05-15-2010, 08:00 PM
3 more:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_zat_2010-11.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_zat_2010_12.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_zat_2010-13.jpg

05-15-2010, 08:00 PM
Here is one more that is over the top . . .


All Dressed Up!-TRADED
(6" by 4 1/2" die cut)

05-15-2010, 08:06 PM
oh kes, this one is just the bees knees, LURV her...if i didn't have the other one, i would most definitely BEG for her!
all my cards except one have flown out the window and i am flying off to bed, it is 1am (hubby away camping) and i am falling asleep on my table.
i look forward to seeing all the fabadabadoo cards in the am. nitey nite, trees, bluesy, sanna, jo jo and teric (still wanna trade with you this zat teri!)

05-15-2010, 08:12 PM
Thanks for liking my crazy bird Joss! Sleep well!

05-15-2010, 08:52 PM
Church tomorrow for breakfast, so I'm turning in for the night. I know it's early, but I've been drawing since 6 am & I'm done in... Goodnight & blessings to my fellow artists.

05-15-2010, 09:26 PM
Just checking in to mention that I uploaded 3 kaleidoscopes created out of one of my zentangles. Since they don't quite live up to the rules of an original zentangle work of art I haven't posted them here but if someone wants to stray a bit they are available for trade.

05-15-2010, 10:17 PM
It was such a beautiful day here today that we spent the day out doing stuff, so I only got one done! And now it's bedtime.

05-15-2010, 10:36 PM
Well I didn't get anymore made after the first three but I did go completely through my gallery updating it. I marked some cards as Clearance because I want to get rid of them, and I added more detail or color to somethings to see if they'll find homes with a new look.

05-15-2010, 10:41 PM
Three more

05-15-2010, 11:20 PM
Wow, what a wonderful artistic day for everyone...such awesome zens to oh-and-ah over upon returning home from my day on the water and in the woods.

I had fun drawing at the picnic table overlooking a waterlily-filled pond...and will post my zens soon!

05-15-2010, 11:48 PM
OMG, you are all incredible! I love your zens. I'm hoping some good zen hits me soon. :D

05-16-2010, 12:05 AM
OMG, you are all incredible! I love your zens. I'm hoping some good zen hits me soon. :D

Me, too! Sending you some good zen energy, HHC!

05-16-2010, 12:07 AM
This has been so much fun! Never did Zens before but I had a blast. I have a busy day tomorrow so I don't think I'll have a chance to make more but I'll check in to see what everyone else has created. I have a few things left so just shoot me a PM if you wanna trade. Have a great night everyone!

05-16-2010, 12:08 AM
Here are today's zens ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_dance_of_life.jpg Dance of Life ~ Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_wildbeauty.jpg Wild Beauty ~ Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_springhassprung.jpg Spring has Sprung! ~ Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_waterlily.jpg Water Lily

05-16-2010, 12:11 AM
And two more ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_queenheartszen.jpg Queen of Hearts

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1__max0006.JPG Twisted Bamboo ~ Traded

05-16-2010, 01:02 AM
I am almost finished with four cards- I'll get them up in the morning.

05-16-2010, 01:47 AM
Three more
Zat #9
Zat #10
Zat #11

05-16-2010, 01:49 AM
treesea, I want it! It is be-u-t-ful! I luv it!!

05-16-2010, 02:02 AM
You all have made so many beautiful zentangles when I was sleeping.

05-16-2010, 03:25 AM
To start off my trading selection... TWINCHIES


The first 1 is mine... the other 3 are available.

05-16-2010, 04:50 AM
The last three - three hours before sunup. The most fun an insomniac has ever had not sleeping :D

#13 traded
#14 traded

05-16-2010, 04:54 AM
bluesybreeze, are you still here?!? It really has to be almost morning there :laugh:. But you made lovely zens!

05-16-2010, 05:57 AM
Here are some new cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_57.jpg ZAT #15 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_66.jpg ZAT #16 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_5.jpg ZAT #17

05-16-2010, 06:41 AM
morning you sleepy heads (i suppose it is only sanna who is awake, hello sanna). what phenomenal cards were made while i slept. i feel like the old man/woman in 'elves and the shoemaker'. firstly you BET i want that ellie treesea, he is absofabsolutely great. secondly i will be pming you others for trades. umm i better go make some new cards byeeeee.

05-16-2010, 08:16 AM
Her is my first and probably last zentangle of the ZAT. I'm still painting in the house:arghh:
Once this zentangle was finished, I could clearly see a Duck in it- what do you think?:D

05-16-2010, 08:23 AM
Hi Joss :).

Tinka, absolutely, there is a cute duck!

05-16-2010, 09:23 AM
I have been zenning like crazy, here are my new ones, then a friend is coming over for the afternoon, so will see you all later.

45189 zat #13

45191 zat #14

45192 zat #15

45193 zat #16

1 Art Lady
05-16-2010, 10:44 AM
Good Morning Everyone, from Minnesota. It's a beautifully sunny day, and here is one more that I didn't get a chance to post yesterday. Then hopefully I will have time to do a few more today.

05-16-2010, 10:47 AM
My husband is trying to fix my computer and I am using the one the children have disowned for its slowness. Unfortunately that means that some of my cards are 'trapped' on my computer - I have uploaded what I am now calling Zat 8 & 9.
45195 Zat 8

45196 Zat 9
More will be coming tomorrow when I get my computer back (fingers crossed)

Beautiful zens from everyone - I have PM'd a few people to offer swaps but I want more than I have made - rats!!

05-16-2010, 11:01 AM
I made some more zentangles, they are in my gallery

05-16-2010, 12:05 PM
Here´s my first zen for today - better late than never. :D



1 Art Lady
05-16-2010, 12:06 PM
Here is one more. Bad Hair Day #2. Traded

05-16-2010, 12:10 PM
There are four new zentangles in my gallery- I would put them here but I can't remember how to get them here!

05-16-2010, 12:11 PM
Two new cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/3_73.jpg ZAT #18

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_71.jpg ZAT #19

I'll upload my last cards after some hours when I've finished them.

05-16-2010, 12:42 PM
My zat for today

zat #15 Traded

05-16-2010, 12:43 PM
Love your bad hair day

05-16-2010, 12:58 PM
Here are some more I have really enjoyed this weekend.
Zat 15
Zat 16......Traded
Zay 17
Zat 18

05-16-2010, 12:59 PM
My last 3
Zat 19
Zat 20
Zat 21 traded

05-16-2010, 01:13 PM
I've only managed to make 2 atcs so far and I doubt I'll make more. Busy weekend.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/726/small/1_Royal_Heart_-_Zentangle-a-thon.jpg Royal Heart (available)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/726/small/1_Starry_night_-_Zentangle-a-thon.jpg Starry Night (available)

05-16-2010, 01:13 PM
Everyone's been making beautiful zentangles. Kudos to you all!

05-16-2010, 01:24 PM
This A-Thon has been soooooooooo amazing! I've traded all my cards & am so looking forward to all the beautiful & stunning cards I've traded for!!!

Here's this morning's card. You can't see the gold mica glittering, though. It's called SunZendalla

05-16-2010, 01:26 PM
This is my last zen for the weekend.
I only made 7 but it has been wonderful fun. Thanks Martha for hosting this.

Title is 'Smile' and it was so fun to make.


1 Art Lady
05-16-2010, 01:33 PM
Another this morning! This has been so fun.... I have been ignoring all the work that I should be doing! LOL

05-16-2010, 01:37 PM
lovely teri, wanted to trade with you, but yours went so fast...
i am so enjoying this too,the cards are fabadabadoo everyone and i look forward to getting all my cards soon
here are three more from me #17-#19




05-16-2010, 01:43 PM
Here's my response to the day's challenge. Z is for ZAT:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_ZAT_-_15.jpg available

05-16-2010, 01:50 PM
Such fabulous, terrific work!!
And I see several with words and letters...for Sunday's challenge!

I just can't make as many cards as I would like to trade...but here are my three from this morning...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_Morningzen.jpg Morning

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_Dancing_Bamboo.jpg Dancing Bamboo ~Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_Safetynet.jpg Safety Net
(this is on black paper, though the scan makes it look greenish!)

05-16-2010, 01:56 PM
Here are my last zens.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_81.jpg ZAT #20 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_67.jpg ZAT #21 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_69.jpg ZAT #22

05-16-2010, 02:04 PM
Here´s my latest zen, "Imagine":


05-16-2010, 02:06 PM
Here...I have posted Cheery's zens from her gallery

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2641/medium/2_art_011__480x640_.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2641/medium/2_art_016__480x640_.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2641/medium/2_art_017__480x640_.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2641/medium/1_art_014__480x640_.jpg

05-16-2010, 02:30 PM
I was able to do one more before bed last night, and slept in this morning, so my grand total of zats this time is three. Here's the last one.


05-16-2010, 02:50 PM
It's my time to say huge thanks to Marthta and all other people here too. It was so fun weekend!

Good night and keep on creating those of you who has still time :).

05-16-2010, 02:52 PM
Good night, Sanna! :D

1 Art Lady
05-16-2010, 02:52 PM
Seem to be stuck on a theme. Here is my Sunday challenge, adding text. Bed Head,
ZAT #7.

05-16-2010, 02:58 PM
My daughter is making me do this. After watching her "zentangle" all weekend, I finally tried two and now she putting them on here for me. How embarrassing! These are the first ones I've ever done.

zat #1
zat #2

05-16-2010, 03:11 PM
ruby these two are amazing, your first zens ever. i can actually see the circles rotating. wow mom, wow!

Patti M
05-16-2010, 03:12 PM
Don't be embarassed- they are good!

1 Art Lady
05-16-2010, 03:43 PM
Ruby, Nice job! I'll trade with you!

Cat's Cradle
05-16-2010, 04:11 PM
ZAT Bugs! The first one was so much fun, I had to make the other three as well. These were done for Saturday's "color" challenge.

1. Flight of the Bumblebee
2. Ladybug: Traded!
3. Dragonfly
4. Butterfly

05-16-2010, 04:11 PM
Got one more done while outside watching the kids play in the garden. The thread is a cursive S, my oldest daughter's initial.

05-16-2010, 05:43 PM
Well I don't know if I'll get anymore done. My sweetie and went to breakfast this morning and ended up with a bunch more chores on our days "to do" list. :unsure:

Joss do we have a trade for hardLife? I sent you a pm ith my choice and addy, but didn't hear back from you. Do I have your address? Gotta go get my rolodex it's in the other trailer....

05-16-2010, 06:16 PM
ooops, will pm you now, we definitely do have a trade, and yours goes off tomorrow with all the rest.
martha thanks SO MUCH for hosting this awesome fun weekend, i am now a total zentangle fan!
going to give some reps here and then off to bed, am exhausted. lol.

05-16-2010, 07:07 PM
Here's my last two. They were meant to go with the first one of the day (See), but I knew it was going to take a long time...so I posted the first one by itself.

Zat #16 Feel
Zat #17 Know

05-16-2010, 07:08 PM
Have been lurking this weekend and admiring all the wonderful cards. Not tried Zentangles and am not really a drawing person, but was inspired to give it a go.
Started on Saturday so used red card in the spirit of colour, but only just finished it - it's midnight here!
I really like some areas and don't think it's too bad for a first try overall, I enjoyed it and will give it a go again anyway!!

05-16-2010, 07:16 PM
Very nice, Tiggywink! Looks great on red.

05-16-2010, 07:27 PM
Good night to all players across the seas where it's midnight already!

Thanks so much for your terrific artwork and creative enthusiasm!

Cat's Cradle
05-16-2010, 07:56 PM
Still finishing my Sunday challenge. It will be cut into 8 ATCs when done, as I'm working on a 7x10 mixed media paper.

05-16-2010, 08:10 PM
That is so AWESOME, treesea! She is going to LOVE it! Thank you

05-16-2010, 09:27 PM
I am going to spend the evening with my husband since he is off to work tomorrow and I won't see him again till Saturday. I enjoyed sticking my nose here this weekend even if I only got 3 Zentangles done. I do have other cards and rolos in my gallery if anyone is interested in trading later.....

Thank you Martha, you were awsome!

05-16-2010, 09:28 PM
I got 4 done for this -a-Thon, which is way more art than I usually do in a given 3-day period, so that was cool. And I got a couple of great trades too. But the best part was seeing everyone's awesome work! Thanks so much mrubyjean, this was wonderful. It was also really cool to think, as I sat in the yard with the kids drawing while they played (or ran away from bees in the case of my 7 yr old), that others all over the world were doing the same thing. What a great community we have here!
Thanks again for this opportunity!

05-16-2010, 09:36 PM
I missed so much today! Great Zens everyone! I only wish I could have created more today so that I could have traded with everyone but this was such a fun weekend for this first time Z-tangler. Thanks so much to our wonderful hostess for organizing this "athon." I'll keep checking this thread tonight for more inspiring uploads.:D

05-16-2010, 10:10 PM
tiggywink - that is an awesome 1st try! well done You may want to join the zentangle social group - that is where I discovered zentangling - they are so supportive and Chatty the coordinator comes up with the most amazing weekly challenges to join if you want to.

To find the group go to your User CP page and in the lists on the left side of the page you will find "social groups". Click on this and you will go to another page with ALL the available groups - choose whichever ones take your fancy

05-16-2010, 11:13 PM
I've got a couple more things coming... still 4 hours to go for me.

05-16-2010, 11:16 PM
These are my last two.

1 Art Lady
05-16-2010, 11:49 PM
This has been such a fun weekend! Thanks to all the wonderful artists who shared their work! I had so much fun and will be looking forward to some wonderful trades! Off to bed, can't do anymore.... night all....

05-17-2010, 12:23 AM
Ok, the LAST one! Wow! What fun I had and I didn't have to go outside and get wet from all the rain. The weekend was almost perfect. I had very little experience with zentangles before this weekend. Now after making 18 zentangle cards I know a little more. I was hoping to make it 20 cards for the weekend, but alas I am running out of time and energy.
Thanks for a great marathon mrubyjean and thanks to all my fellow zatters. It was a blast!

05-17-2010, 02:33 AM
Just wanted to let you all know that we are having an All-Art-a-thon on next weekend (May 21-23). I'll open a thread today or tomorrow.

05-17-2010, 06:51 AM
treesea you are a super honey doing this one for ruby, she is going to love it and you. keep at it tiggywink, great start. another athon this weekend, i think i am all 'athoned' out, but you know me, sniisk, always up for a new challenge. thanks again martha we all had fun!

05-17-2010, 07:11 AM
my cards are all addresses, stamped and ready to fly off to their new homes. Thank you to everyone I traded with and to everyone else for sharing your woderful art work this weekend. There were so many terrific zens - just not enough time to make enough to share with everyone.

Cat's Cradle
05-17-2010, 10:05 AM
Sunday Zen is complete, at 11:30 pm my time. This is why I didn't post it last night...too late and had a sleepy baby.

Anyway, here it is in its entirety; I will be slicing it into 8 ATCs. If you're interested, I'll post the individual cards to my gallery later today.

These are Silver Lining 1-8 and are all word Zens.

Individual Cards are up in my gallery.

Traded: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Available: 5, 7, 8

05-17-2010, 11:16 AM
Thanks to everyone & especially our swap host for making this such a wonderful Athon!! It was my first! I traded every card I made, & I wish I'd had time to make more & trade with more of you, because the zentangles were all amazing & wonderful!

All cards I traded went in the mail today! Thanks everyone!

05-17-2010, 11:18 AM
Beautiful, catscradle...and clever idea, the silver lining words!

05-17-2010, 11:19 AM
I'm so glad folks had fun, got inspired and did some trading!

Thanks you all for making this a lively, successful zentangle-a-thon!!

Cat's Cradle
05-17-2010, 11:22 AM
I'm getting some fun trades as well! Love all the Zens from the weekend; I think I'm gonna do some more Zens later and get my kids to do some as well.

05-17-2010, 11:44 AM
catscradle that is awsome. I had to look twice to see the words. I have to go right now but I'll be back later and take a look at the individule cards in your gallery.

Sanna I will check in next weekend at the ATART and hopefully get some stuff made. hugs...

05-17-2010, 01:33 PM
I'm so sad that I missed this :sad:

Cat's Cradle
05-17-2010, 04:02 PM
All my ZAT Bugs are flying to new homes! Thanks for all the trades.

05-17-2010, 05:04 PM
Very nice cards, Janine ~ glad you got them scanned!

05-17-2010, 05:29 PM
Thanks for hosting Martha!

05-17-2010, 05:44 PM
I had these made last night, but passed out waiting to get on the computer...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5683/1_VinesWithYellow.jpg Available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5683/1_VinesWithPink.jpg Available

And some inchies too...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5683/1_ZentangleButteflies.jpg 4 & 16 Taken... The rest are Available

Cat's Cradle
05-17-2010, 08:16 PM
I'm mailing out swaps tomorrow.

I'm still missing your address, Martha. Please PM me so I can send your cards out!

05-17-2010, 08:25 PM
Oops...will PM you right away!

05-18-2010, 01:33 AM
I've mailed all the envelopes.

05-18-2010, 02:38 AM
All my traded cards went in the mail today :D

1 Art Lady
05-18-2010, 06:48 AM
All of mine went postal yesterday! Can't wait to see what I will get back! It was fun!

Cat's Cradle
05-18-2010, 06:10 PM
Got my cards out today. *whew* The postal lady almost went postal getting all the internationals!

05-18-2010, 06:43 PM
I, too, got all of mine mailed today. It was so much fun to see where all of them were going...3 went out of the country and the other 8 went all over the USA. Too bad I don't teach geography...uh, not really :D

05-20-2010, 11:37 AM
So sorry to hear about your Dad, what a tragedy. Just take your time and don't worry about us.

05-20-2010, 11:53 AM
Susan, take care of yourself and your family. No hurry to mail anything.

05-20-2010, 01:12 PM
Ohh Susan I'm soo sorry. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

LOL Sounds like your father had a great sense of humor. So did my mom, it is something you will always cherish.

1 Art Lady
05-20-2010, 03:08 PM
Susan, My thoughts are with you, and your family.

05-20-2010, 03:24 PM
Susan my thoughts are with you and your family. Take care!

05-20-2010, 04:12 PM
Susan, He sounds like a great dad. I am so glad that you shared that great story about your dad with us. Take care and know we are here for you.

05-21-2010, 08:59 AM
Aw Susan. I'm sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. My deepest sympathies to you & your family.

Cat's Cradle
05-21-2010, 03:35 PM
My mailbox was a gold mine today! I received ZAT cards from bluesybreeze and dsign49. They are so pretty! Thanks so much ladies!

05-22-2010, 07:15 AM
Susan - look after yourself and take it slow - there is no rush to be 'better'. My husband has lost both his parents many years ago and still has bad days.

bluesybreeze and mrubyjean - your cards were posted on the 17th, so you should be receiving them soon. joss - my Zats #6 & 7 will be in the mail no later than Monday but the Cathedral window is still in transit from China, so it will be delayed.

thanks for a great weekend!

1 Art Lady
05-22-2010, 10:48 AM
I have also been having the cards fly in, off and on this week! It has been so fun! Great cards so far from Ruby, Joss, and dsign49. Looking forward to the others arriving! My thanks, it has been great fun!

05-25-2010, 11:46 PM
Ohh Susan how awful! Please take care of yourself. This month is almost over, hopefully next month can bring you lots of good news to help heal some of the pain of this month.