I spend a lot of time doing large, intricate drawings, often A4 in size. I really enjoy working in this abstract and intuitive way. You can view today’s YouTube video where I draw this design by clicking on this link!
However, I’m realising that sometimes a fairly small, relatively quick project is needed. Yesterday, it was a pair of monotangle square Zentangle designs. Today, I woke up thinking that I’m not really making much use of my journal/commonplace book/zibaldone. The idea I had to encourage me to do this is to decorate the pages with a border!
So, that is exactly what I did. I had a quick look on tanglepatterns.com for a tangle pattern that is new to me that I’d like to use. Christine King’s lovely ‘Marley’ caught my attention, and so I went with it. I had to add a little plant pot, patterned with a variation of the tangle pattern ‘Well’ for Marley to grow from.
I only wanted to add one side border, or sidebar I suppose. I still wanted most of the page to write on.
I’m so glad I decided to do this. The border both gives a special feeling to the page and breaks the blankness. It’s encouraging me to write, not to leave it all lonely. So, I’m sure I will. Quotes, thoughts, ideas or other things will find their way onto this page, and others.
I hope you’ll take a look at today’s video and have a go at drawing this lovely pattern with me.