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CattyCat
04-14-2009, 09:23 PM
Our 2nd Zentangle-a-thon April 17, 18 & 19 2009


Welcome to our second ATC Zentangle-a-thon . . . . It is open to everyone . . . .

We start 5 p.m. Friday 17th of April 2009 (where ever you are on this planet when it is 5 p.m. Friday)

We stop 11 p.m. Sunday 19th of April 2009 (where ever you are in the world when it is 11 p.m. Sunday)

It would be nice if each ATC you make is a Zentangle. Zentangles are basically repetitive line drawn shapes/designs, 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. Just allow it to happen, do not force it. It is a lot of fun!! You are free to do your version of a Zentangle . . . . just create and have fun, do good work, and create at a peaceful pace. Here is a website www.zentangle.com. They do square ones, but we will be doing regulation ATC size.

No collage, no stamping, no embellishments.

Please post pics in this thread as you do your Zentangles. It is nice to see others 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.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone does.

This event and future ZATs are on the AFA Calendar, so you can request a reminder.

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How to use the AFA calendar to remind yourself of a ZAT, CAT, SAT, swap due date, etc.

~Top of the AFA screen, on the cross bar, click on Calendar,
~Scroll to the bottom to small January calendar - click on the word January.
~Click on th ZAT on the 9th of the month.
~Top right, click on Request Reminder for This Event
~Drop down shows options. Click on one that suits you.
~The reminder will show up in your email box like gallery comments do.

Robin
04-14-2009, 10:41 PM
I'll play some this weekend ( probly not all weekend but I will get some done ).

Thanks for this Chatty - I love making and trading the Zentangles!

Tea_Roll
04-14-2009, 11:26 PM
Woot!! This should be fun! Get some more practice in Zentangle. Really want to trade them out, still have my first attempt at Zentangle in my gallery for trade.

anne
04-14-2009, 11:58 PM
Hopefully i'll get a couple done. Its my birthday tomorow and i've got a few things organised over the weekend but i'm sure I can squeeze a couple in here and there.

nomnom
04-15-2009, 03:23 AM
Happy Birthday Anne
I sure will play this time too - was great last time - sure will be great this time too :jiggy:

jensamouse
04-15-2009, 11:15 AM
I really want to play but don't have a scanner or internet at home... erg. Might have to borrow the scanner from work and crash at a friend's house this weekend.... :mask:

T*Time
04-15-2009, 11:36 AM
Looking forward to it Catty! Thanks for hosting!

goatgoddess
04-15-2009, 11:40 AM
I plan on playing a bit - my twin daughters birthday in Sunday and we are going shopping that day and to a art street fair saturday but neither will be all day so I'm sure I'll find a bit of time to play :)

CattyCat
04-15-2009, 11:59 AM
The thing I like about the ZAT as opposed to SATs, CATs, etc is that we all know it is not about creating a ton of cards. I like to relax while I do Zentangles. Now in the SAT, CAT arena I go hog wild creating like a mad-woman.:rolleyes::wub:;)

Bottom line, if we create 2, or 4, or 6, or whatever, over the whole weekend that is just fine. It is about having fun and trading with each other.

Looking forward to seeing all the art that gets posted.

Remember it is just fine to prep your backgrounds ahead of time. :D

goatgoddess
04-15-2009, 12:23 PM
I also really like that it's easy to do these places other than at home :)

CattyCat
04-15-2009, 01:01 PM
I also really like that it's easy to do these places other than at home :)

Good point. :idea:

NiteOwl
04-15-2009, 02:07 PM
I'm going to try and make some too! I haven't made any in a long time.

NYJunkie
04-16-2009, 11:08 AM
Oh -- this will be a good a-ton. I hope to see some great traditional zens and perhaps a few variations. I won't be able to make many, but hope to get a few done so I can join in the fun.

CattyCat
04-17-2009, 01:40 AM
It's gonna be hard when everyone can start before me tomorrow. Phillipines, Singapore, Australia, start way befor I can. I'll still be in bed when they can start. Looking forward to our 2nd ZAT everyone.:jiggy::jiggy:

Tamrantula
04-17-2009, 01:53 AM
Cattycat--I have never made one of these, and had to come see if I would have time to try to figure out the style...I see it is one LOOOOONNGGG ZAT!

We stop 11 p.m. Sunday 191th of April 2009

That should be plenty of time for me to get the hang of it....what is that....174 days???

LOL--hope you don't mind me teasing a bit!

Patti M
04-17-2009, 02:20 AM
I had seen that and it didn't even register in my brain- very funny typo!

Tamrantula
04-17-2009, 02:33 AM
I NEED that 174 days to figure out how to zentangle--so, it better NOT be a typo! I was counting on that LOOOOOOOOOng weekend!

LOL!

Evalila
04-17-2009, 03:17 AM
Im looking forward to this - about 8 hours from now ;) Dont know if I can play the whole weekend, but Ill definetely try...

midnitecreations
04-17-2009, 08:50 AM
Are these all done in black and white?

NYJunkie
04-17-2009, 10:08 AM
so observant you are, Tamrantula....I wonder if CattyCat did that on purpose. She's a perfectionist, you know.

CattyCat
04-17-2009, 11:10 AM
I had seen that and it didn't even register in my brain- very funny typo!

Even when I went to edit it, I had a hard time seeing it. But it is corrected now.

:DAbout 9 hours till I can start.:D

CattyCat
04-17-2009, 11:14 AM
Are these all done in black and white?

Your choice. Traditional is BW, but some add one color or more. Then again your background could be a source of color. Do what you want! But only Zentangles. No collage or embellishment.

CattyCat
04-17-2009, 11:18 AM
so observant you are, Tamrantula....I wonder if CattyCat did that on purpose. She's a perfectionist, you know.

I have perfectionist tendencies, but I make plenty of typing mistakes because I have Carpal Tunnel in both wrists and so I type with the eraser end of 2 pencils. Hunt & peck! Gotta save my wrists for drawing.

svetamk
04-17-2009, 11:47 AM
Hi!
I love to do Zentangle.
And I did it today.
See this is my first:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=73809

svetamk
04-17-2009, 11:49 AM
http://i030.radikal.ru/0904/04/0b6de83f48f0.jpg

CattyCat
04-17-2009, 11:58 AM
Hooray, our first posted Zentangle.

Thanks for joining in svetamk.

Tamrantula
04-17-2009, 12:23 PM
Even when I went to edit it, I had a hard time seeing it. But it is corrected now.

:DAbout 9 hours till I can start.:D

NNNNOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

You can't take it away from me! I NEED those extra days!

LOL!

mrubyjean
04-17-2009, 01:21 PM
Tam....I bet you'll catch on more quickly than you think!:yes:

Evalila
04-17-2009, 01:25 PM
Heres my first ZAT-card:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_ZAT1.jpg

CattyCat
04-17-2009, 01:32 PM
This is the hardest part of being on the west coast of the USA, people start posting and I can't offer any thing up for trade until so many hours later.:swoon:

I really like both of the cards so far.

Tamrantula
04-17-2009, 01:34 PM
Do you draw these freehand? I am looking at that design, and know I can't make my lines so neat and symmetrical. I am wondering what tools, if any, you guys use?

NiteOwl
04-17-2009, 01:34 PM
Nice cards you two! I have some old ones (traded) in my gallery. It's only 12:30pm here so I have a was to go before I can start making them.

NiteOwl
04-17-2009, 01:37 PM
I use a black extra fine line pen. Yes, they are hand drawn. You just have to go slow and take your time. It takes me quite a while to draw one card.

svetamk
04-17-2009, 02:05 PM
I do not use the additional tools. Paint pen.
We have a game it is high.
My second ZAT-card:

http://s39.radikal.ru/i085/0904/f9/35c1d1016e02.jpg

Patti M
04-17-2009, 03:13 PM
very nice- I like the swan. All the cards today have been great. Working on my first- I only have tonight to play- but I am trying to get at least 2 done.

jensamouse
04-17-2009, 03:17 PM
ARG! I never thought about the taunting of time differences... it's 3 here... I have a hair appt. at 4 (will probably last a couple hours) & then I will get started!!!! Printing out backs now!

CattyCat
04-17-2009, 04:16 PM
Do you draw these freehand? I am looking at that design, and know I can't make my lines so neat and symmetrical. I am wondering what tools, if any, you guys use?

I only use pens. Occasionally I will use a template I have to draw different size circles. But most of the time I use Micron pens because they come in a variety of size nibs from 005 to 08. I don't buy larger. I also use Gelly Roll Fine point pens.

The idea is to draw slowly and to repeat patterns. It is meant to be relaxing. Each card takes time, thus we do not produce cards prolifically like the oh so fun SATs and CATs.

Just have fun.

kat
04-17-2009, 04:50 PM
Oh! I'm counting down the minutes.

kat
04-17-2009, 05:54 PM
My first---http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/large/1_kathrynlauney_kat_ZAT2-1.jpg

CattyCat
04-17-2009, 06:42 PM
Gorgeous Kat. Absolutely wonderful.

Patti M
04-17-2009, 06:53 PM
Not quite as ornate as Kat's (which is drop dead gorgeous by the way!) I added a gold jelly pen to mine- looks better IRL- a little glitzy!

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/pjmclnj/223053677307_0_ALB.jpg

Genxster
04-17-2009, 07:19 PM
I hope to finish a few tonight and tomorrow. There are some cool ones here and I want to trade.

Patti M
04-17-2009, 07:25 PM
My second card- Zen 2-

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/pjmclnj/673234677307_0_ALB.jpg

NiteOwl
04-17-2009, 07:40 PM
Here are my first two.
Spring Time and Zen Lines.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/318/small/2_scan0009.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/318/small/1_scan0010.jpg

DolphinPrincess
04-17-2009, 07:57 PM
I know I am a cutting it close (CA time is 4:54 PM), but can I still join? I have never done Zens before, so this will stretch my limits a bit. Are they all black and white? And are you really just supposed to let whatever comes out of your head flow to the paper in some kind of design? This sounds so interesting and fun!

CattyCat
04-17-2009, 08:16 PM
I know I am a cutting it close (CA time is 4:54 PM), but can I still join? I have never done Zens before, so this will stretch my limits a bit. Are they all black and white? And are you really just supposed to let whatever comes out of your head flow to the paper in some kind of design? This sounds so interesting and fun!


You described it pretty good. Look at what others have done then just put the pen to the paper and do repetative designs however it happens. Try to relax while you do it. It grows on you, for sure. BW is the norm, but color can be added should the mood strike you.

I get to go get started now. It is 5:10. Hope to do a few this evening for sure.

HHC
04-17-2009, 08:52 PM
Great zens so far, everyone! I hope to get a few done this weekend...

mrubyjean
04-17-2009, 08:53 PM
Oh, such beautiful zens so far...svetamk, evalila, kat, patti m and niteowl !!
I need to take a walk and eat dinner then I hope to create some zens with one eye on the baseball game.

LindyLu
04-17-2009, 09:09 PM
Hi Catty, I'll do a few. We were allowed some color last time..are we doing that again?

LindyLu
04-17-2009, 09:11 PM
Oops! Guess the color question was already asked & answered.Sorry:)

LindyLu
04-17-2009, 09:16 PM
I never even thought about the fact that I missed the deadline..am I still eligible??

All of the zens, so far, are pretty wonderful..All of Them!

HHC
04-17-2009, 09:27 PM
I don't think there is a deadline to sign up. I think you can just show up and post your lovely zentangles.

kat
04-17-2009, 09:30 PM
I finished a few more & am heading to bed. Due to insomnia, you'll no doubt hear from me again before morning (EDT). Take care.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_kathrynlauney_kat_ZAT2-2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/large/1_kathrynlauney_kat_ZAT2-3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_kathrynlauney_kat_ZAT2-4.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_kathrynlauney_kat_ZAT2-5.jpg

NiteOwl
04-17-2009, 09:57 PM
Wow!!!!!!!!!

Cheery
04-17-2009, 09:58 PM
kat, those are beautiful!

CattyCat
04-17-2009, 10:22 PM
Well after all that is being posted, I'm feeling dull and boring. Here are my first 2.

1. Noir Zentangle See My Gallery, 2. RBW Glitz TRADED

CattyCat
04-17-2009, 10:25 PM
I never even thought about the fact that I missed the deadline..am I still eligible??

All of the zens, so far, are pretty wonderful..All of Them!

There is no deadline LindyLu, it is open to any and everyone. No signing up.
Just jump in.

Linda4atc
04-17-2009, 10:28 PM
WOW, svetamk, Evalila, Patti, NiteOwl, CattyCat and Kat cool Zens ..... here is my first ....
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_ZAT2_zen-1_April_17_2009.jpg (traded)
I know it's early but I'm feeling out of sorts so I'm going to try to get to bed early. See you tomorrow.

dmnh
04-17-2009, 10:43 PM
You all are making some super Zens tonight! Here are three from me. I like to make my own zens colorful.

If anyone wants one of these, please send me a PM and we will get the trade rolling!

camping
eye circle
the carnival traded

midnitecreations
04-17-2009, 11:08 PM
Gorgeous cards Kat. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to upload some of mine tonite.

Patti M
04-17-2009, 11:30 PM
I decided to do a blue zen this time so here is a blue Zentangle flower-

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/pjmclnj/281358677307_0_ALB.jpg

LindyLu
04-17-2009, 11:53 PM
Well, I managed only 2 tonight. I'll see what I come up with tomorrow. Thanks CattyCat for hosting this fun swap!
Everyone's zens are wonderful!!

I'm not naming my zens..they just have numbers this time:)
Looks like they're in backwards. No2 has a blue background & No 1 is BW. G'Night!:sleep:

CattyCat
04-18-2009, 12:25 AM
OK, one more is what I've managed. Life just gets in the way. In the morning I will be out treasure hunting at Garage Sales, so probably won't start drawing until noonish. Should be lots of GSales since Sacramento is expected to be in the mid 80s tomorrow. Yea, sleeveless T, sandals AND SHORTS. Love warmth.

Swirly Gig TRADED

Tea_Roll
04-18-2009, 12:49 AM
OK, one more is what I've managed. Life just gets in the way. In the morning I will be out treasure hunting at Garage Sales, so probably won't start drawing until noonish. Should be lots of GSales since Sacramento is expected to be in the mid 80s tomorrow. Yea, sleeveless T, sandals AND SHORTS. Love warmth.

Swirly Gig

Holy Monkies!! I was reading your post, chuckling to myself cause I'm going Garage Sale hunting tomarrow too. Plus, checking out the college flea market. And then you mentioned Sac and then I realized you are not that far from me at all being that I am in Stockton. Woot for awesome weather tomarrow!

I'm hoping to get some zen atcs done tonight, in between helping out at the coffee shop. There's some kind of dance event and sense we hang out here anyways, if the understaffed coffee shop needs some help... yeah.

Patti M
04-18-2009, 01:26 AM
Great zens tonight- sorry I won't be around to play tomorrow- see you all on Sunday!

svetamk
04-18-2009, 01:36 AM
Exaltation!
I just woke up. We have a morning.
So many beautiful cards.
This is great!

NiteOwl
04-18-2009, 01:49 AM
These cards are available.
Just a Zen #1, Underground, Zen Lines, Swirls and Odd One.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/318/small/1_scan0011.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/318/small/1_scan0012.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/318/small/1_scan0010.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/318/small/1_scan0013.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/318/small/1_scan0014.jpg

Tamrantula
04-18-2009, 04:42 AM
Ok--here is my 1st zentangle ever. It is not trade quality--but I was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to make it better! I only have one size of pen, so that is that! LOL. I know the triangles got sloppy looking--cause they originally were two triangles inside one another, but I accidently messed that up, so I tried filling them in. Still sloppy looking, but better. I can see my straight lines are just NOT straight! LOL....Maybe I am too tired to try this tonight! I will try agian tomorrow evening!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0460.jpg

dmnh
04-18-2009, 05:18 AM
You're being too hard on yourself, Tam! Zens are supposed to be fun... the little nuances from the effort only add to the zen, not take away from it. I like your zen! The black one I posted earlier was done with a fine point sharpie. That's it. It isn't a 'great' zen, but I had fun doing it and that is what matters. That you have fun! The more of them you do the more comfortable you will be doing them. Just let the pen go wherever it wants .... use whatever pen you have available to you. And most important of all.... have fun doing them!
I'd love to trade for that zen... do you like any of mine? If so, PM me and we'll set up a trade cause I love the leaf on your zen!

Evalila
04-18-2009, 06:02 AM
Here are my ZAT # 2 and 3:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_ZAT2.jpg -- traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_ZAT3.jpg

Evalila
04-18-2009, 08:26 AM
and another one:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_ZAT4.jpg -- traded

T*Time
04-18-2009, 08:43 AM
Cool Zens everyone!
More to add to the mix:
ZAT2.1 - traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3031/small/1_ZAT2.1.jpg
ZAT2.2 - Available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3031/large/1_ZAT2.2.jpg

Patti M
04-18-2009, 09:31 AM
beautiful T

kat
04-18-2009, 09:32 AM
Two new ones:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_kathrynlauney_kat_ZAT2-6_keys.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_kathrynlauney_kat_ZAT2-7.jpg

nomnom
04-18-2009, 09:52 AM
Hi everyone - beautiful awesome Zens - here r mine so far - can also be seen in my gallery

NYJunkie
04-18-2009, 10:53 AM
I dropped in for a quick peak and all these great zens are making me anxious to start drawing. I've cut some backs and will take them to work -- hope I can draw when I get a break. I'm planning on posting tomorrow so I can have some fun, too.

midnitecreations
04-18-2009, 11:03 AM
Wow, you guys really have some great stuff. Here's mine. I've not done zentangles before, so I hope these are up to the mark. #1 and #2 traded.

mrubyjean
04-18-2009, 11:20 AM
Nice job, midnitecreations!

Only got one done last night between an exciting baseball game and the laundry!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1__max0003-1.JPG Traded

Hope it's a slow day at work and I can make a few more!

Tamrantula
04-18-2009, 11:22 AM
Nice job, midnitecreations!

Only got one done last night between an exciting baseball game and the laundry!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1__max0003-1.JPG

Hope it's a slow day at work and I can make a few more!

Let me guess, mrubyjean--Mariners? LOL. It was a great game, neighbor! They got fired up this year. What a start to their season!

T*Time
04-18-2009, 11:43 AM
So fun to see everyone's work!
Here's ZAT2.3
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3031/small/1_ZAT2.3.jpg
ZAT 2.4
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3031/large/1_ZAT2.4.jpg

CattyCat
04-18-2009, 12:02 PM
Holy Monkies!! I was reading your post, chuckling to myself cause I'm going Garage Sale hunting tomarrow too. Plus, checking out the college flea market. And then you mentioned Sac and then I realized you are not that far from me at all being that I am in Stockton. Woot for awesome weather tomarrow!

I'm hoping to get some zen atcs done tonight, in between helping out at the coffee shop. There's some kind of dance event and sense we hang out here anyways, if the understaffed coffee shop needs some help... yeah.


Howdy neighbor and good luck finding treasures today at the GSales.

CattyCat
04-18-2009, 12:11 PM
I want it please please please..... :unsure: I'll get some in my gallery today. If you don't gamble, I will understand.


Nice job, midnitecreations!

Only got one done last night between an exciting baseball game and the laundry!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1__max0003-1.JPG

Hope it's a slow day at work and I can make a few more!

chatty
04-18-2009, 12:48 PM
As most of you know I just received my computer back. Here are 2 that are for trade

TRADED...............................AVAILABLE
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/500/large/1_09-052_sm_Zentangle_2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/500/large/1_09-051_sm_Zentangle1.jpg

Medium: Ink

I'll be gone all day, so pm me if your interested I'll get back to you...

Cheery
04-18-2009, 12:54 PM
Very nice, Chatty! I'm working on one now.

kat
04-18-2009, 01:11 PM
A couple more:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_kathrynlauney_kat_ZAT2-8.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_kathrynlauney_kat_ZAT2-9.jpg
Weed?.........................Rose

svetamk
04-18-2009, 01:38 PM
My next card: Traded

http://s61.radikal.ru/i174/0904/55/fc8bed721b62.jpg

T*Time
04-18-2009, 01:45 PM
Two more to add!
ZAT 2.5 traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3031/small/1_ZAT2.5.jpg
ZAT 2.6
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3031/small/1_ZAT2.6.jpg

Linda4atc
04-18-2009, 02:01 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/large/1_ZAT2_zen-2_April_18_2009.jpg ZAT2 zen #2 (traded)

HHC
04-18-2009, 02:02 PM
Wow, awesome zens everyone! I haven't had a chance to do one yet, and need to head out for awhile... I do hope to play this evening, however!

CattyCat
04-18-2009, 02:29 PM
I'm glad to see our 2nd ZAT so successful. You are all producing wonderful Zentangles.

I did my garage sales. Got 3 cats for my cat collection, some blank greeting cards for mailing ATCs in (15 for 25 cents), a couple cool "cut up" books, 2 pkg of bridge tallies that I'll be sharing, and a broken up necklace that I will make earrings with.

OK, now back to doing Zens!

icequeen07
04-18-2009, 02:35 PM
the zens are incredible!i have a baby shower this saturday and had to make 20lbs of potatoe salad, so i am busy today but tommorrow i hope to participate.This is my first zen a thon.Keep zentangling!

Genxster
04-18-2009, 03:38 PM
Wow! It's great seeing all of these cool zens. Excellent work everyone!

Here are some I made last night. My technique sure needs work, but I hope that once I'm relaxed and warmed up I'll have better ones to post.

Tamrantula
04-18-2009, 04:27 PM
It absolutly amazes me to see all those tiny fine lines that make up some of these Zentangles! You all are very talented! I don't have any Zens to post...just wanted to share how awed I am by your skills and talent!

Linda4atc
04-18-2009, 04:35 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_ZAT2_zen-3_April_18_2009.jpg (traded) zen #3

nomnom
04-18-2009, 04:55 PM
Made some Heart Zens - can be seen better in my gallery

CattyCat
04-18-2009, 05:02 PM
OK, got a couple more done. Now I'm off to the YMCA to do my PT in the pool. Love it there.


Plus & Minus TRADED, Variety TRADED

Linda4atc
04-18-2009, 05:53 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/large/1_ZAT2_zen-4_April_18_2009.jpg (traded) Zen #4 Star

Tamrantula
04-18-2009, 07:22 PM
Ok--I went to an "in-person" swap today...and the challenge was to make a house shaped ATC. I didn't have time for glue to dry, so I tried a zentangle. This is the result! Still pretty wonky, but I think I am getting the hang of it a little bit. Gotta go buy those pens so I can really get jiggy with it! LOL

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0461.jpg

Cheery
04-18-2009, 09:10 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2641/large/1_2009_0418april090006.JPG

Here is my first zat zentangle.

jensamouse
04-18-2009, 09:28 PM
So I did make 5 ZAT's last night but had no access to internet... now I have internet but no way to upload them. Very bummed. Hopefully I will get to do it at my dad's tomorrow. In the mean time, I will keep drawing...

Love what everyone is doing!

mrubyjean
04-18-2009, 09:43 PM
Here are the three I made at work today...then I'm off to dinner! Hope to be back later...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_zat2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_zat3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_zat4.jpg

Flower ~ Traded
Whimsical Garden ~ Available
Lace ~ Traded

CattyCat
04-18-2009, 09:57 PM
I go away to do Zens and when I come back in the room I'm bowled over by all the variation and talent being exhibited in this ZAT.

And speaking of variation, here is another take on Zentangling. Thicker lines and various colors.

Earthy See my gallery), Juxtaposition TRADED

NiteOwl
04-18-2009, 10:35 PM
I have 2 left. Zen Lines and Swirls. I might get a couple more made tonight.

Patti
04-18-2009, 11:27 PM
Wowsie wow wow! You guys have been very busy. 103 posts already and the ZAT has only been open for 30 hours. I couldn't play last night as I was working on a 15 inch zentangle.

This morning it was my turn to lead our local Creative Artists' Club meeting and I had chosen to teach them how to zentangle. I showed them the 15 incher, and gave them some samples and a copy of an article about zens. We all got to work and these gals have never done anything like this before (they [and I] are decorative painters. They know nothing about ATCs and aren't even interested, but they did take to zentangling like ducks to water.

They created some really nice work. And once I showed them the basics I left them to it, and began creating zentangles of my own. Then when I got home, I was in the groove, so here are the zens I created today. (wish I could show you the 15 incher. but it won't fit on the scanner. Maybe I'll take a photo later to save it for postarity.)

2507025071250722507325074

JoyFlower
04-18-2009, 11:30 PM
Been seeing the fantastic zens popping up in the gallery and had to join the fun!

Here are my first three - hope to manage a few more. :)

25075 drip drop TRADED 25076 botanical TRADED 25077 solar power TRADED

Patti
04-18-2009, 11:35 PM
System would only let me post 5 in the first message. Here is the sixth. BTW, they are all available if anyone is interested in a trade.

25079

LindyLu
04-18-2009, 11:50 PM
Patti & JoyFlower..Superb Zens!!!!
OK, Here are my last 4..I'm going to bed!!!!
ZEN #8 is TRADED

Patti
04-19-2009, 12:19 AM
LindyLu, That first one reminds me of my husband's fire police badge.

Linda4atc
04-19-2009, 12:39 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_ZAT2_zen-5_April_18_2009.jpg (available) ZAT2 zenentangle #5 Pisces

Linda4atc
04-19-2009, 01:10 AM
My last one for tonight, and possible for the weekend since we are going into Frt Brag tomorrow and I don't know if I'll be back to do more ZAT ....
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_ZAT2_zen-6_April_18_2009.jpg (available) zentangle #6 garden spade

Tamrantula
04-19-2009, 01:17 AM
Before this weekend, I thought zentangles were all random drawings. Now, I see pictures within the design. So, I am wondering...do you draw out outlines of "things" before you start...or do they just happen as you go?

CattyCat
04-19-2009, 01:20 AM
My last 2 for today. Another thick line/color style one with alpha penned in, and another more traditional one.

Celebrate TRADED, Old Friend 9fer9TRADED

chatty
04-19-2009, 01:38 AM
Before this weekend, I thought zentangles were all random drawings. Now, I see pictures within the design. So, I am wondering...do you draw out outlines of "things" before you start...or do they just happen as you go?

You can do it either way. Most are done the original way going with the flow filling in with repitive patterns. A view of us combine drawing and zen repitive patterns give it a twist as I call it.. *smile*.. Check out Zentangle.com for original idea on doing a zentangle...

chatty
04-19-2009, 01:40 AM
I have two more that are for trade...

TRADED............................................ .................TRADED
Zentangle 4 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/500/large/1_09-059_sm__Zentangle_4.jpg Zentangle 3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/500/large/1_09-058_sm_Zentangle_3.jpg

midnitecreations
04-19-2009, 02:08 AM
cool cards Chatty.

chatty
04-19-2009, 02:12 AM
cool cards Chatty.

Thank you!

I've been checking out everyone cards, wow, they are nice everyone!

JoyFlower
04-19-2009, 02:33 AM
Here's one more from me...think I'll head for bed soon, but will be back tomorrow!
25091 spheres TRADED

Tamrantula
04-19-2009, 02:48 AM
Here is another practice card...I tried to make a candle in the middle...but, then, an eye ended up wanting to peek out! LOL

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0462.jpg

Evalila
04-19-2009, 05:12 AM
here are two more from me:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_ZAT5.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_ZAT6.jpg -- traded

kat
04-19-2009, 08:38 AM
Good Morning! New cards:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_kathrynlauney_kat_ZAT2-11.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_kathrynlauney_kat_ZAT2-12.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_kathrynlauney_kat_ZAT2-13.jpg

T*Time
04-19-2009, 08:53 AM
Excellent Zens Everyone!

Here's two more:

ZAT 2.7
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3031/small/1_ZAT2.7.jpg

ZAT 2.8
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3031/large/1_ZAT2.8.jpg

coulam
04-19-2009, 09:30 AM
ok! so it's my first trade on this site!... let's go, i'll make a couple...!!!
Coulam

T*Time
04-19-2009, 10:23 AM
Go for it Coulam!

ZAT 2.9
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3031/small/1_ZAT2.9.jpg

svetamk
04-19-2009, 10:31 AM
My card:

http://s42.radikal.ru/i097/0904/ca/7f9c3be73db5.jpg

kat
04-19-2009, 11:26 AM
A couple more:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_kathrynlauney_kat_ZAT2-14.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_kathrynlauney_kat_ZAT2-15.jpg

Bright-Spark
04-19-2009, 11:37 AM
I have been pathetic, only managed to do one this afternoon....

I will see if I can get some more going this evening!

CattyCat
04-19-2009, 12:08 PM
Time to stop calling them practice Tamrantula. You are doing just fine. Everyone of us has our own style and over time we grow, but that is just the way of the artist. An artist never thinks they are "good enough" and thus they keep improving. Try to not over think the rules and what others do. There are no rules really, just do what you do. It will evolve.;)


Here is another practice card...I tried to make a candle in the middle...but, then, an eye ended up wanting to peek out! LOL

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0462.jpg

CattyCat
04-19-2009, 12:14 PM
ok! so it's my first trade on this site!... let's go, i'll make a couple...!!!
Coulam

Welcome COULAM of France. Have fun.

Genxster
04-19-2009, 12:15 PM
I haven't done any of these since January. They are really relaxing. I'm thinking about doing one a day. Love all the styles I'm seeing here! Here are two more I've made:

midnitecreations
04-19-2009, 12:23 PM
Here's three more. Zen #5, Zen #6, Zen #7. Though, I'm not sure if #6 is a zen or a b/w drawing?
#5, #6, #7 are traded

CattyCat
04-19-2009, 12:27 PM
Here's three more. Zen #5, Zen #6, Zen #7. Though, I'm not sure if #6 is a zen or a b/w drawing?


As Chatty would say .... It's a ZEN with a twist. Lots of the Zens here are that style. A Zen Drawing!

Bright-Spark
04-19-2009, 12:31 PM
I'm with Genxster, I had forgotten how fun these can be (and addictive!!)

One more, I hope it counts as zen enough???

jensamouse
04-19-2009, 12:48 PM
Yay! Finally figured out a way to upload them -

Here are number 1-4

jensamouse
04-19-2009, 12:52 PM
and number 5-8

jensamouse
04-19-2009, 12:56 PM
and number 9 maybe? It didn't want to upload with the others...

T*Time
04-19-2009, 02:10 PM
ZAT 2.10
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3031/large/1_ZAT2.10.jpg

NiteOwl
04-19-2009, 02:18 PM
I see more beautiful zentangles today! I have to go to work today so I won't be making anymore. I have one left that I'd love to trade. It's called Zen Lines.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/318/small/1_scan0010.jpg

svetamk
04-19-2009, 02:21 PM
My ZAT # 5 TRADED:

http://s42.radikal.ru/i095/0904/4e/95596b592ade.jpg

and ZAT # 6:

http://s44.radikal.ru/i104/0904/bc/349a5202f1da.jpg

Thanks you for game. It is very interesting.

Bright-Spark
04-19-2009, 02:40 PM
Somebody stop me now!!!

Patti M
04-19-2009, 03:23 PM
Wonderful work all!!

JoyFlower
04-19-2009, 03:29 PM
I am LOVING these cards!! I really need to make more, because there are lots of people I haven't gotten to trade with whose cards I WANT!!

Here's my only new one today,but am going to make more. Also, I am open to trades for any kind of card in my gallery, not just zens. :)

25137 beginningTRADED

coulam
04-19-2009, 04:05 PM
i'm so sorry i made 3 cards but i can't upload it.... it write "You are only allowed to post URLs to other sites after you have made 15 posts or more"... and i don't undertant why... computers are not my friends!...
Coulam

T*Time
04-19-2009, 04:55 PM
Sorry to hear that coulam...

last one for me
ZAT 2.11
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3031/small/1_ZAT2.11.jpg

midnitecreations
04-19-2009, 05:08 PM
One more for me Zen #8

coulam
04-19-2009, 05:25 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/coulam/sets/72157617054977502/
... ok this time i think it's ok!... hope!!!
coulam

coulam
04-19-2009, 05:27 PM
yesss!
the photographs are not on forum,( sorry!)... but you can see them... i'll train to be better next time!...
coulam

jensamouse
04-19-2009, 05:45 PM
Okay so I know the point was to take our time but something about B&W just makes the creative juices flow for me... here is today's work...

#'s 10-14

jensamouse
04-19-2009, 05:47 PM
and #'s 15-18... and I think that is it for me. This was fun!

Cheery
04-19-2009, 06:33 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2641/large/1_2009_0419april090004.JPG

Here is my second zen. I would have made more by now but my children aren't cooperating!!!

Cheery
04-19-2009, 06:56 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2641/large/1_2009_0419april090008.JPG

Here is my third card- I guess it's like a zen!

Tamrantula
04-19-2009, 07:07 PM
I doodled a card while sitting here waiting to go eat dinner--and wonder if it is considered a zentangle, since I did it with white gel pen on black paper, instead of black pen on white paper?

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0463.jpg

Patti
04-19-2009, 07:16 PM
Looks like a zen to me. I have one that I did with gold gel pen on black. I call it a zen.

CattyCat
04-19-2009, 07:59 PM
Here are my 10th & 11th Zentangles.

Herr Brikendot, Life Below Both TRADED

kat
04-19-2009, 08:00 PM
Tamrantula -- Absolutely, it's a zen in my book!

Catty Cat -- This has been so much fun! (I'm dead tired 'tho.) Thanks for hosting. I'm already looking forward to the next one. :rolleyes:

CattyCat
04-19-2009, 08:03 PM
I doodled a card while sitting here waiting to go eat dinner--and wonder if it is considered a zentangle, since I did it with white gel pen on black paper, instead of black pen on white paper?

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0463.jpg

Yes yes! It is fun to watch your style evolve and now you are branching out. I've done white ink on black before too. It is striking. Absolutely a Zentangle.

teri
04-19-2009, 08:44 PM
Sorry I missed out this weekend. It was full of family stuff so I didn't get to participate. I did get to peek in the gallery a few times and saw all the wonderful zens! Great work everyone! Next time...;)

JoyFlower
04-19-2009, 09:01 PM
Four more from me. Probably my last for the weekend, but sure glad I got to play. :)

25168 living on earth 25169 encircle

25170 arrayTraded 25171 single

NYJunkie
04-19-2009, 10:07 PM
Here are the only cards I will be able to make for the ZAT. They aren't really that zentangle-ish. Sorry. This was a busy weekend.

Tamrantula
04-19-2009, 10:12 PM
It is amazing to me all the different pictures that are made with lines and designs! These are wonderful!

I think I am hooked--While we were on the way out to dinner, I stopped at Michaels and bought a set of different sizes of micron pens!


Just wait till next time...I will be ready! LOL

NYJunkie
04-19-2009, 10:31 PM
Tamrantula -- Micron pens work great. You'll enjoy the next ZAT and maybe I'll be able to draw more, too.

JoyFlower
04-19-2009, 10:31 PM
Yay, Tam! Welcome to the zen addiction! Aren't these too much fun! And like everything, even when following the same basic program, each artist's work is unique. :)

icequeen07
04-19-2009, 10:49 PM
here are my zens

CattyCat
04-19-2009, 11:26 PM
It is amazing to me all the different pictures that are made with lines and designs! These are wonderful!

I think I am hooked--While we were on the way out to dinner, I stopped at Michaels and bought a set of different sizes of micron pens!


Just wait till next time...I will be ready! LOL

Yea! You are so fun to see happening. The next one is already on the Calendar. July 10-12. See the original post, bottom, for how to get a calendar reminder automatically emailed to you.

CattyCat
04-19-2009, 11:33 PM
OK all you Zen-a-holics :jiggy: we are winding down. Anything you produce before 11 pm your time can be downloaded in the morning if your work right up to the deadline. I will be doing that too.

Go ask each other to trade. Don't be shy. But if we don't trade with each other, others will ask for them down the road.

Thanks for playing. It has been amazing. :rolleyes:

goatgoddess
04-19-2009, 11:40 PM
I only got a couple done, busy weekend and was gone all day today - my twin daughters birthday today so took them shopping :) but here's my two.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/200/medium/1_zentagngle_1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/200/medium/1_zentagngle.JPG

Linda4atc
04-19-2009, 11:47 PM
WOW lots of zens were made since I called it a night last night. I don't see to many marked as traded in the thread so I'm not sure who still has what. My gallery is updated and I'm willing to trade any of my available ATC's or ATC Prints. I picked up my mail so I have a bunch of itraders to do right now. The trades I made will go out Tuesday Morning, I had a great time CattyCat thank you.

mrubyjean
04-20-2009, 01:03 AM
I managed to make two more today ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_zat5.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_zat6.jpg

dmnh
04-20-2009, 01:11 AM
This is what I have available from this ZAT weekend:
If anyone is interested in these or any other availables in my gallery, please shoot me off a PM and I will get back with you ASAP!
Thanks so much!

eye circle
small science
the ants go marching traded

icequeen07
04-20-2009, 01:31 AM
25213

25214

chatty
04-20-2009, 09:20 AM
Beautiful Zens all!

Well, mine are in their envelopes and going out this morning.

Cattycat thanks for hosting another successful ZAT it was fun!

midnitecreations
04-20-2009, 10:01 AM
This is what I've got left: Zen #3 In the woods, Zen #4 - Wolf Eyes, and #8 a meeting of the spheres
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25021&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1240066865http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25022&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1240066960http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=25140&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1240175292
I really enjoyed this. It's the first I've done Zens and they are quite addictive!!! All my traded ones are going postal today.

CattyCat
04-20-2009, 12:09 PM
Here are my last two from last night. I went to bed and scanned and re-sized this morning.

Springtime Zens TRADED, Grand Finale TRADED

coulam
04-20-2009, 02:05 PM
it was verry fun to inogurate my come here with this trade!! thank you! i can see your all are great artist... i'm not realy proud of my art!!! lol
coulam

CattyCat
04-20-2009, 04:16 PM
THANKS FOR PLAYING EVERYONE

jensamouse
04-20-2009, 06:57 PM
Thanks for hosting! Looking forward to the next one!

Tea_Roll
04-20-2009, 07:04 PM
I managed to get two done (on Saturday) but lack of time this weekend and a mia scanner has left me posting them a little late. Ended up using my cell phone cam to get them, hense why they are on their wrong sides and poor quilty. *Le sigh* I guess there is always next time.

midnitecreations
04-20-2009, 07:04 PM
This was a lot of fun. Look forward to the next one!

Carole Cadek
04-25-2009, 05:06 PM
Closed at CattyCat's request. :)