Thursday, July 21, 2011

Another Fairy Garden...and a few Tangled Surprises

 Okay...so maybe I'm getting addicted to another hobby...doodling (or what the real tanglers do -- Zentangle).  I am such a novice at this. Having just started playing around with tangles (doodles) sometime around the first of July...I admit it...I'm HOOKED!  I love the feeling of calm I get while doodling...I get lost in my doodles and find that I'm totally relaxed when I finish a piece.

At the weekly challenge this week at I Am A Diva blog, Carol Bailey Floyd has challenged us to create an environment where fairies would feel at home. This is my second effort toward that challenge...and perhaps I like this one a little better.  See the little door...the perfect size for a wee fairy!


I used a 3.5 x 3.5 inch card for my tangle and carried the theme all the way to the edges.

Here's a few more of my recent tangles.  I did this next one  and thought I might frame it and give it to a friend as part of her wedding gift....I don't know...is that tacky?  I know my skill level is SO far below those talented ladies who are certified zentangle teachers, but I'll probably give it to her anyway....she won't know! LOL!  I used a five by five inch square for this one since I happen to have a few 5 x 5 frames on hand.


The next few are all done on larger cards...some 5 x 7 and some a little larger.  I find I work better on a bigger area. Why is that, I wonder? I find that I like to add a little quote or saying on my tangles...and on this "butterfly" looking tangle (honestly, it didn't start off like this!)...I added a verse from Proverbs.


My family told me this next one looks like an eye...I didn't even see that until they mentioned it.  The quote on this one is "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart" ~ Helen Keller.



This next one is just a mixture of several tangles I wanted to try. Not to sure how I feel about this one. No quote on this one either.


That's all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by...and as always, your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time....

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21 comments:

Jan said...

Absolutely love them Susan xx Jan

Suze Bain said...

Ok, I agree, you're addicted! Lol! My favourites are the fairy one and the 'butterfly' one, but they're all fabulous. xx

Lynne said...

Well Susan, to my inexperienced eye I wouldn`t have guessed you only started doing these at the beginning of the month.They are all fabulous and so artistic.
Lynne xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Susan, Well, off on a new adventure I'd say, fabulous work! I love them all but the last two are my favourites, the feather is a work of art, Gay xxx

Chris Arlington said...

AWESOME tangles, you must have had such a good relaxing time.
Great pieces!

Sandra said...

Absolutley fabulous:) Sandra H

Faith A said...

Oh! my gosh Susan, these are amazing, I think you have found a nitch there, just fabulous "doodles" if you can call them that, pure art.

Meggymay said...

They are all fantastic, love your fairy door on the first one, its magical. Yvonne x

Cheryl Nelson said...

Cooler than cool!! You are so talented!!

Debgem said...

You don't look like a beginner to me! These are just amazing - I love the unique images and sentiments. I really like the double cicles. This is such an inventive craft - enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Especially like the quotes. They are beautiful and the one would be a wonderful wedding gift.

Carol Bailey Floyd said...

Love that mushroom with the darling door! I just want to open it or see the fairy open it and fly in or out! The butterfly is a wonderful addition, too. You really have the knack! Hooray!

Lisa A. said...

Wow...Susan, these are amazing!! Funny, but the last one is my favorite...sooooooooo cool:)!!

Mrs.B said...

Susan, these are amazing, Love the fairy house!You really have a talent for this, wouldn't think you had only been doing it for a few weeks.
Avril

Saskia said...

Hello Susan! Your zentangles are gorgeous!!!!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Karen Woodbine said...

I love all your Zentangles and the wedding gift is a great idea. The little door for the fairies is so cute!

Shobana said...

Susan - you are truly gifted! :) These are simply beyond stunning! WOW. I just keep looking at them and shake my head. This cannot be possibly done by hand. Absolutely fantastic! :)

BlackPumpkin said...

What a fantasy you have!! The mushroom is my favorite!!

Jay said...

What a wonderful addiction though!! I love the addition of quotes to your work...literary endeavors just seem to go along with the creative side of us don't they!!!

Bonnie said...

All of these are so amazing, Susan! I love the way you worked the wording into the design!

GinaA said...

These are stunning, I checked out the website a few weeks ago and can see I will be hooked as well. It is so easy to do anywhere.

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