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Zentangle Mini Sampler ATC

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Zentangle Mini Sampler ATC
Swap Coordinator:Laurwren (contact)
Swap categories: Art  Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:22
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.00
Last day to signup/drop:September 30, 2011
Date items must be sent by:October 15, 2011
Number of swap partners:5
Description:

This swap will be for a Zentangled Mini Sampler on an ATC.

I get anxious about Zentangles and can't count how many I toss because it looks a mess to me. So I went searching for samples to help get my brain on the right track and then thought hmm what about an ATC swap - so here it is. You can get really creative or you can show some of the patterns you have perfected :)

Sharpen up your fine tips and divide the card into 6 frames and do a sample simple zentangle in each. (See swap pic for a rough example)

Since some simple patterns can be very therapeutic to draw, feel free to include a few but make sure at least two frames are a more detailed zentangle.

Please make the cards special and show the effort you would appreciate from some one else on the cards sent to you.

Standard ATC size of 2.5 x3.5 inches. Use sturdy card stock or similar paper, colours are optional.

You will have 15 days to complete these cards so make sure you set time aside to do a great job on them.

Rating 4+ Only

For information or inspiration google Artist Trading Card or Zentagle, or send me a message.

Discussion

jj9jj 09/26/2011 #

Great idea! Someone sent me a mini-zine of zentangles and I use it all the time for ideas!!

lemoncupcakes 09/27/2011 #

One ATC for each partner?

Laurwren 09/27/2011 #

yes just 1 card for each partner unless you get really really ambitious then you are welcome to send more :)

sagesparrow 10/ 2/2011 #

Just finished up this swap. This has been a GREAT exercise, it's helped me a lot. If anyone wants, I have a Word doc that contains 260 Zentangle patterns, and an extra sheet with blank boxes to print out for your own. Please message me with your email if you would like this.

sagesparrow 10/ 2/2011 #

Here's an idea for a similar sampler swap: the same 6 boxes on an ATC, but the first in the upper left would be an 'official' pattern. Then the remaining 5 would be your own variations on this. What do you think Laurwren?

Laurwren 10/ 6/2011 #

Feel free to post it as a swap - But as I am new to Zentangling please describe "official" for us

sagesparrow 10/10/2011 #

The people who originated the zentangle name and process have a list of "official" named patterns. I am not sure what "official" means. Tanglepattern.com has additional 'named' patterns, also a note regarding copyrighting. As far as I can see, what is copyrighted (apart from registered trademarks like 'Zentangle') are the steps to make the pattern and the artist-drawn pattern itself. Apparently if you draw the pattern yourself, it is part of your own art. I will say that I feel it's absurd to, for example, draw a traditional quilt pattern such as Pinwheels, name it, and call it yours. If you look at the patterns, this example actually exists, among several more. Imho as well, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas have put together a nice product and this should be respected. However, the horse is out of the barn, and it's too late to make people say Zentangle®, with all the attendant proper vocabulary. It's like people now call BandAids bandaids, and poor Chevy is now trying to make everyone say Chevrolet. It's like herding cats.

sagesparrow 10/10/2011 #

I love to do zentangles, and also love the process as set out by Rick and Maria. To me it's meditation in action. I do not love the uncomfortable feeling that I may be sued at any moment, so I try to ignore that. ;)

Laurwren 10/12/2011 #

Still Zentangle is easier to say than "that scribbly, patterned meditative doodle art" :)

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