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    Our 4th Zentangle-a-thon...October 9, 10 & 11, 2009

    Welcome to our 4th ATC Zentangle-a-thon . . . . It is open to everyone . . . ., so just jump in. No signing up or anything like that. Just play.

    We start 5 p.m. Friday 9th of October 2009 (where ever you are on this planet when it is 5 p.m. Friday)
    We stop 11:59 p.m. Sunday 11th of October 2009 (where ever you are in the world when it is 11:59 p.m. Sunday)

    This time there will be a couple of OPTIONAL challenges, just for a little bit of change.

    Saturday: Colorful zentangles

    Sunday: Zentangles that don't touch any of the sides of the card/that have space
    left around them

    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. Afterall the word is ZEN. 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.

    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.
    And do not be shy, ask each other to trade. And HAVE FUN!
    Last edited by mrubyjean; 10-08-2009 at 03:30 PM.

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    Gee, I just joined and now we just decided to go to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque early tomorrow and staying there for the weekend. While this would be my first zentangle-a-thon, I am very excited about going to this fest.

    I can't wait to see all the wonderful zens you all will make.

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    We'll miss you.. but have a great time at the Balloon Fiesta!! I've seen pictures and it looks fabulous.

    **If you sneak your pens along and have a bit of time, make some zens and post them when you return**

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    Okay, I will try. What's a weekend without a zentangle. I bet there may be colorful balloons in these zens lol

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    I will try to bribe my muse with some chocolate! I have been keeping busy but have not done any art in several weeks. It is amazing how I can spend hours at my desk just sorting through my art stuff and not really creating anything.
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    I'll try to get some in. I've ended up working all weekend, but surely there will be a bit of down time.

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    This sounds like fun. I've never tried a zentangle....

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    Count down time! Got a fresh stack of blank cards all ready for the occasion.

    mrubyjean - Sunday's challenge is definitely gonna be a challenge for me...I seem to like to fill my zen cards corner to corner & side to side...sooo leaving space is gonna be different for sure!

    TeriC...enjoy the Balloon Fiesta, we know you'll be with us in spirit!

    Sending chocolate vibes to Linda's muse....to help entice her into a "zen"tangle state of mind !

    HHC & Theresa...hope you get a chance to play.

    I'm looking forward to doing a few zens & sharing, I'll be in and out this weekend...we've got two little munchkins coming over on Sunday. And well...they keep us on our toes.

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    I have spent most of Friday flying from China to Australia for my sister's wedding - between an overnight delay (I was SUPPOSED to leave China on Wednesday night, left late Thursday instead) and then an hour's delay in Sydney I am exhausted but finally home in Melbourne. What better state of mind and body to create a zentangle - the mind has already 'left' the body so I should be able to create in peace (or pieces? LOL )
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    Hope to play this time, too. I havenīt done many zens the past few months...
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    Yes...it is already Friday in Australia and Germany, so zentangling can start pretty soon, right? I think we are almost the last to jump here, here on the U.S West coast!

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    It is amazing how I can spend hours at my desk just sorting through my art stuff and not really creating anything.
    Oh I know that feeling soo well!

    Have a friend popping over this evening (arriving at about 5, perfect timing, lol!) but will do at least one this weekend unless my muse has also decided she needs bribing (I never seem to know what she needs bribing with...). Thanks for the colour challenge - I like colour!
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    I'm completely new to zentangles, but perhaps I could give it a try!

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    Oh my I can't image your mind staying where it's supposed to be after all that!!!! you are so funny!! Can't wait to see what you create!!

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    I know what you mean Gina B...I'm gonna try to do some, but will be in and out all weekend...I'm sure tho I can find time to create some!!!

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    I'm trying to make my first ever zentangle today. It's ovet 6 pm here but I don't know if I can finish the card today because this is so difficult! But fun too!
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    Let it flow...just start to doodle..it's supposed to be relaxing!

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    don't overthink it Sanna ... goooooo with the floooooowwwww ...
    (okay ~ I admit ~ my first ones were pretty weird ... but I can do some okay now) It amazes me how some people can do such intricate "drawings" that remind me of the psycadelic (sp?) days of the 60s.
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    They always make me think of the 60s too - I do wonder what my mother was looking at while she was carrying me...
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