Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Wanderlust Tangled Journaling

Part of the Wanderlust journey is to look at zentangles, a perspective from Beckah Krahula and although I don't consider myself to be a zentangler in any way, shape or form I was very interested in her processes and ways of keeping her zentangle experiments and ideas together. She uses what she calls decks and going through the videos I was totally taken in by her love of line, colour and experimentation creating little 'packs' of cards that remind her of a time, place or feeling in her life as well as the practice she puts in to create her wonderful work. She is a teacher and author and her work can be found on the internet. If you like doodling I recommend you go find out about her.


I've made several of her folders and added a cover to mine ....

 ... it fits right round the folder and allows me to put a belly band over it to keep it closed.


I've been playing with Beckah's ideas making a little pen guide and experimenting with a study in line to begin with .......


 I got so involved I ended making a whole deck of cards from her teaching.


... even adding my own notes on the reverse so I can just pick up the little folder and have  a way to remind myself of the learning.


 I think these study cards and practices will be useful when I want to pick up some pattern making and doodling again.


 And here is the little folder, closed up and ready to keep in a folder for another day.


Now as I said I am not a zentangler but I love little drawings and this work inspired me to go off in my own direction of creating another little folder with some simple designs I could use on journal pages. Pop back on Friday to see what I have been playing at....... oh and don't forget Friday is the last day to enter my give-away - see the details on my side bar.

Thanks for reading and sharing something different for me.

hugs Brenda xxx


16 comments:

scrappymo! said...

So cool. My daughter loves tangling for a camping activity. sits around the campfire and night and tangles! Will show her this post!

sally said...

Looks like you've been having a lot of fun despite not being a 'tangler !

Sally

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic work, Brenda! It looks amazing!

Monika Gulyas said...

About one month ago I googled Beckah Krahula, and I found her work very interesting although I realised I'm not a zentangle type of person :-) Anyway, you have made great doodles, Brenda!

Redanne said...

It looks like you well and truly got the Zentangle bug Brenda! Your cards are fabulous! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

This looks like you have been having fun. Its good to try new things and follow another crafting journey.
Yvonne xx

Lynn Price said...

Wonderful, Brenda - I've yet to dive into this, but you've given me the perfect nudge to do so! Love your little deck.... and great idea about notating the backs, as for sure I won't recall what I was doing at the time, lol! Thanks for some excellent inspiration! xxx Lynn

Sara Barker said...

Brenda, for not being a zentangler, you sure do some great zen-tangling! Great little folder with lots of great doodles! Looks like fun! And guess what, I missed the post on the giveaway. I get so little time on my computer, because, well, I don't HAVE! Hulgs! a computer anymore, so I'm always borrowing and get so little time to visit my blog buddies...it's all business! So I'm going to have to make some time and enter. HUgs!

Gina said...

Now that is something new to me, I love he idea of Zentangle, but was always overwhelmed by it. These cards make it seem so much more accessible :D XXX

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Sounds and looks like you not even had fun but taken some very helpful and inpirational things with you from that course! Fantastic project!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, Brenda,I can just see how inspired you must have felt after watching those videos and you have just enticed me to take a look at them myself. I have completely fallen off the Wanderlust bandwagon, after watching the very first lot and then one of Kate's, all I have done is save them to come back to :o( Is that every going to happen? Well maybe now it will, as you have just really inspired me, so thanks for that!

Susanne said...

Wow, so cool! Looks great!

Julia Aston said...

A wonderful set of practice tangles Brenda - and pretty folders to keep them all tidy! Julia xx

Almo said...

Lovely to see your little folders of tangles Brenda and I love that you have put a cover on them. I have done the basic practice ones together with the folders, but am yet to dive in and do my own. Seeing yours I am now determined to do these this weekend, Thanks for the push. Mo x

A Pink said...

Terrific Zentangling! Brenda .Black ink on white paper really does pack a punch . A great idea to use as self teaching aide and with a lovely storage folder something that you will never lose .
hugs x

butterfly said...

Good to see this step on the journey - but I like where it took you next the best!
Alison x