Thursday, May 16, 2019


Do you have hands? Excellent. That's a good start. Can you hold a pencil? Great. If you have a sketchbook, open it and start by making a line, a mark, wherever. Doodle.
~Chris Riddell

Images from Hamonshu: A Japanese Book of Wave and Ripple Designs (1903) for Art Thursday. These seem like they could be good for doodling or zentangles (should I capitalize "zentangle"?).

A couple of posts that mention Zentangles (I'm capitalizing it this time, just in case).


Pop said...

Lovely designs...and I would say that a couple (or three) could even be called Zentangles (and I usually capitalize it) in themselves.

You create a Zentangle by incorporating several "tangles" (individual designs), and I see tangles all over the place with these works. In fact, I plan on "borrowing" several for my own Zentangles. ;-)


Retta said...

I LOVE that book! Downloaded it for references. I started a series of paintings using an Asian influence in the background designs, and this is a wonderful reference. Fascinating. Thank you!

Oh, and I adored the quote from Maurice Sendak in your email!

Liz Steinglass said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!