I have always been a doodler. When the phone rings, any memo pad within reach doesn’t have prayer. As I chat my hand moves with a mind of its own and I cover the page with elaborate doodles. Is that fancy scroll hiding a number…a date? It’s not something new; I’ve been doing it all my life.
Of course there is no order to my jumbled mess. And now I find there is a name for doodling of this kind—zentangle. I like to think of zentangles as a kind of crazy quilt of the mind.
There are many quilt designs, some of them old as the hills, and most of them very zentangle-y. So I dig up the old drunkard’s path design, which in sewing has always presented me with problems. If you managed to create one such quilt there is a rule that you must follow…never put it on a boy’s bed or they may become just that—a drunkard.
But what to do with these (new to me) orderly doodles…and the answer came to me much like the doodles come to me—randomly. And the answer was why not greeting cards? I think they look fab, but I’m not going it to send it to anyone of the male gender, after all, why take chances?
I am entering this is this week’s PAINT PARTY FRIDAY and if anyone wants the drunkard’s path pattern be sure and let me know. Since I have been under the weather it may me all weekend to visit all the wonderful creations shown at this week’s PPF, but rest assured I will get there, and you should too!