Inspiration: Zentangles

Doodling takes to a new level!  This easy-to-learn art form only requires a pen, a paper and an open mind for repetitive patterns.  The idea was documented and spread by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, who continually come up with new patterns and teach others through seminars on the subject.  Their website contains plenty of information - including patterns - to get you started.

I first learned about zentangles a couple of months ago from my niece.  I have found it to be a great stress relieving activity.

Here's a few of mine.  The shots are quite blurry since they are photos of the originals.  One day I will scan them in!

Flickr Roundup:


Album Spotlight: Josh Groban's "Illuminations"

Josh Groban released his fifth studio album, Illuminations, earlier this month. Here are the highlights:

"Hidden Away"

"Bells of New York City"

"The Wandering Kind"


Friday Find: Silver Flower Stems

Silver Flower Stems by David Stark, West Elm, $14/set of 3
See the entire David Stark Collection


The Water

Johnny Flynn and Laura Marling with"The Water":


Book Releases - November 2010

Releasing this month: