Saturday, January 22, 2011

Going Green

It's a LOT warmer today - all the way to 10 degrees outdoors and lots of sunshine!  Indiana has already exceeded the average of 27" of snow for a season and more on the way. 

Being in doors more gives more opportunity to find things to do (other than the mandatory stuff... staying ahead of the board of health)... I like to sort through things and get rid of what is no longer useable or useful.  Passing things on to thrift shops is just a thrill for me.  Even more of a thrill is to find something to reuse - recycle - reinvent... I suppose the current buzz word is 'going green'... so I'm posting some fun things I've recycled this week while practicing my doodling!  Hope you enjoy them... see if you know what they are.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Each new decade seems to bring new ways of describing and laying claim to old hobbies, habits & doodles.  I was totally surprised to find that my old doodling all over my notebooks in highschool back in the 60's is now considered a 'form of art'.  A new coined name for doodling is now 'Zentangles'  There are kits & classes to teach you to doodle and there are people purchasing the offerings!  Where am I that I am always behind on the windfall of such cleverness!

No matter.  Grab a favorite piece of blank paper and a nice, crisp, easy to use pen or marker and join in the newest craze.  Squiggle a few lines or boxes, square, circles, tubes... whatever and color them in with more squiggles, lines, boxes, squares, letters, words, dots, dashes... and you will be one of the newest artists of this decade.  You will be a Zentangler or a Zendoodler! 

Whatever you call it - just have fun!