WOW! I had the *best* time yesterday at the workshop put on by Joanne Fink. It was like decorated versals merge with zentangles and more! Joanne’s workshop was called Zenspirations and was it ever!
The great thing about Joanne’s Zenspirations is it really takes the idea of zentangles one step further. There are so many ways you can apply what Joanne taught. I was always intrigued with zentangles but hadn’t made the leap yet because I didn’t know what use it would have to me other than a fun time-eater and Lord knows I don’t need anymore of those! 🙂 If you ever have the opportunity to take this workshop with Joanne – DO IT!
We started by learning some basic zentangle like patterns. Then we learned how to apply these to a series of curved lines. Here’s my first go:
We then learned how to apply them to versal like capitals. The fun part is the letters are a series of sketched lines so if you make a mistake, you can correct it with another line. It takes away a lot of the pressure of trying to get perfect letter forms. To me, that is the zen part. You can create without worry! Here’s a “K” which was one of my first letters.
Can’t wait to play more!