A dry channel through which water flows intermittently and irregularly. Kind of like this blog.

My art is an infectious need for me, sometimes a burden but most often a blessing.

This blog is about me and my obsessions, my loves, my need to create and my need of JUNK. I'm addicted to thrift stores, estate sales, flea markets and all roads leading off the beaten track to discover that perfect piece of junk. I recycle old license plates, old shovels, wheelbarrows, saw blades and anything else that's funky using my hand held plasma cutter. I love working with steel, sculpting, photography, watercolor painting, stained glass, and turning everyday utilitarian objects into art. Junked cars ~ I will always veer off the path to search out the beautiful wrecked Arroyo JunKers throughout Arizona, New Mexico and anywhere else the road may lead. When I'm not searching for those JunKers

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ZenTangle, GooGLE DooDLE

Ok, if that Title didn't get your attention - I give up!

I'm on this kick of ROCKs you know ~ remember these.  So many fun things you can do with them ~ it costs nothing ~ they're free! In this economy isn't that wonderful.  Something I've always done is "Doodle", especially if I'm on the phone and there is a pen handy..... I doodle on anything, sometimes on things of course I shouldn't have doodled on, "sorry honey".  Sooooo, what better thing to doodle on then ROCKs.  Then, of course, when you GooGLE DooDLE (sounds like a new recipe) fun things pop up...... like ZENTANGLE go here!!!!! WHAT!! I must of been hiding under a Rock cuz I've never heard that word.   I was ZENTANGLing and I didn't even know it!  How Fun.
I'm gettin' my ZENTANGLE on, baby!!
And just for fun ~ let's add some quotes and words of wisdom just to finish them off.
What I've learned...... 
Zentangle ruins sharpies fast!!
Everything I know I learned in Kindergarden!!

I'm off to find more flat rocks - that's harder to do than you think!


Barry said...

SZQ- one rock with doodles just looks lonely - but a whole stash of doodled rocks - now that just looks magic - so simple but so creative. B

Barbra Joan said...

Oh Sooz, I love these Zentangles, I was reading and seeing them and thought . Oh I an do that. so I did . No I haven't gotten into it big time like yours are so neat.. they actually make sense! BJ

soraya nulliah said...

SSQ-I missed you!!!! I mean it too:) I just love these rocks woman!!! Is there nothing you can't do??I just adore them and never never never would have thought to do this. Not in 10 million years! I just adore them. All of them but especially the ones with the intricate patterns and then...words!! You can use them for a million things...I think. I am so glad that you have your mojo back! You sound excited and...your usual happy self!
We had such a great and relaxing time away. I tell you...sleep is the best thing in the world!! Oh..keep a look out for the donkey. I'm just sayin'!! xxx

soraya nulliah said...

oh! very strange but a friend of mine was just telling me all about zentangel just a few weeks ago and told me to check it out. I had meant to get around to it...but strange that it would just pop up here:)

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Way to cool! Love how your mind works. Donna :o)

Luthien said...

my fren, these are just wonderful!! i use to paint on rocks too but no where as cool and pretty as these ... esp true when you put them all together. they would make great table decor for Christmas dinner!!

Anne said...

I hope you don't mind my following your blog. The artwork here is so very moving. I would like to return here for inspiration and refreshment.


soraya nulliah said...

dear SSQ-just popped in to send you some big love. Hope your days are filled with magic + laughter + art making of all kinds. And I hope that weather has cooled down a bit over there! xxx

soraya nulliah said...

oh! maybe you are visiting in Northern Ca.??? I remember you saying something like that:)

Bohemian said...

I haven't made it to the Rug Post yet, keep getting sidetracked by your wonderful Archived Posts like this one! I'm so stealing... um, I mean borrowing, this idea! *winks* This is a project I could get the G-Kids involved in making Mandala Rocks and earning themselves some pocket money. *smiles* Now... on to the Rug Post... Dawn... The Bohemian

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