First attempt at zentangling!!!

I saw a while ago on mixedmedia website, some zentangle/zentangle-inspired designs, and that intrigued me!! Don’t need much, I know! I ordered the book One Zentangle A Day and went to collect it this morning. I flicked through the pages as I was waiting for the bus and was totally mesmerised! Some of the designs, I’m thinking, not in a zillion years I’ll be able to draw that, but quite a bit of the stuff I thought I could manage. The official format of a Zentangle seems limiting to me, but I see it as a fantastic and original way to fill in shapes and create interesting alphas with bulky letters for my art journaling and my crafting!
Here are my first attempts: one Zentangle, and one Zentangle-inspired-art letter (J for James!):

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That’s most definitely something I want to teach James, to encourage him to write and draw in his “secret diary”, but also something I’m looking forward to doing with him this summer when I go to France. Very relaxing! I like it! 😉

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