Saturday, August 11, 2012

Perfect

I've been struggling with these pages in my art journal for at least a week now. I really want to like Zentangle and I DO like it. When other people do it! Me doing it...notsomuch. I find it very frustrating. So i've decided I will sit back and enjoy the Tangles that others do and do what makes ME happy on my art journey. Because if you're not happy doing something, what's the point in doing it at all? Especially art, which is supposed to bring us joy and happiness.

Once I finally got the Zentangle tree on the right side done, the rest of this piece came together like a breeze! I splooched and slotched ink and paint, using various lids and even a pencil eraser for the blue dots! I used Dyan's eyelash lady, a couple of caterpillars for her unibrow eyebrows (a la Frida Kahlo!) and a Zentangled stamp of Dyan's for her hat/hair. That's how I like Zentangles! When someone else designs them and makes them into a stamp for me to use! Used a few word stamps that are important reminders for me. And when I cut out the "I am perfect just the way i am", they fell on my table just how I put them on the page. I thought it was appropriate. Just the way I am, I am perfect.



4 comments:

Laura said...

I love that quote. And how fitting- you were saying- 'what's the point in Art if it isn't fun'? Your page is Perfect, even if you used stamps for your zentangles- who cares- it's the arrangement and the colors that make it come to life! (otherwise, you would just have stamped images just lined up in black and white, lol) I love the tree trunk- that's your original zentangle that you layed down, yes? And the leaves are great- would you share what white pen you used? I love the black leaves with the white outline. So glad I poppped back over and thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. :)

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous coloration Sue! What a fab backdrop for this quirky and beautiful girl! Great sentiment too!

Eleanor Finlay-Christensen said...

Wow this is amazing! I love your zentangle tree with the white outlines on the leaves!

clare said...

Fab, love the colours and images on your page. X