Monday 29 December 2014

Zentangle Inspired Art

A friend of mine introduced me to the art of 'Zentangle'. I haven't drawn or coloured in anything for I don't know how many years!  I love being inspired so I thought I would attempt to have a go at this type of art.  For my first piece and as of today my only piece I decided to do something that represented 'Karima's Crafts' so that was my beginning piece of my artwork. Basically Zentangle means you just draw as you go without any planning and see what you come out with. Apart from using the words everything else was just drawn without any prior pattern designing. I found this hard as an organised person myself, but I just let myself relax and go with the flow! I am quite happy with the final outcome. I used a variety of different pens for this piece of work.

This took me a good few hours to finish and was quite therapeutic and I think this would be a good piece of art to do to release stress! So next time I am stressed I might start another piece haha!

Much of Zentanlge Art is just black and white but I wanted something bright and colourful.

To learn more about this new art-form here is a link:

I also have a good artist friend who also does some similar type of designs which also helped inspire me especially regarding using colours! She has her own website which will show some of her work is


  1. As salaamu alaykum Karima

    I hope that you are doing well, I have been very quiet for a long time, but I haven't forgotten all my blogging sisters. This art looks amazing, MashaAllah, it also seems like you had so much fun doing it.

    Wishing you a bright and colourful year ahead.

    Stay well my sister

  2. So bright and cheerful, a great way to start a new year!

  3. As-salaamu'alaykum sis,
    Love this idea of drawing without any planning - never knew it had a name!! Really like what you came up with, tabarak'Allah.
    Maybe i'll give it a try one of these days :D

  4. I hope to see more of these form you inshaAllah :)

  5. You are so crafty, it is ridiculous, masha'alah!

  6. I love zentangle but I still find it hard. It actually stresses me out :)


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