Friday, January 23, 2009

Zentangle Journal

This is a new journal that I made for my new obsession of making Zentangles. It's a re-purposed loose leaf binder as have been my last several journals. This one differs in that it's a leather bound binder. I could not (nor did I want to) cover it completely with collage. This binder is also smaller than the others, being 7 1/2" X 9 1/2" and 1 1/2" thick. This seems the perfect size for Zentangles... not too large to be over whelming and not too small so that the detailing has to be made so very small.
The leather covers were a bit flimsy to my liking so I tore the covers off an old book and hand stitched them to the leather covers. The letters are metal and sewn to the red book covers. On the spine I have done some beading including some tear drop shaped mini Zentangles encased in glass and soldered. A bit of black leather was outfitted with snaps for a closure on the journal. All photos enlarge to show detail.
As always my frustration level soars when I have to take photos. The above photos are not true to the book at all. After about 100 photos, this is the best I could come up with. I have much better results when I can just cram stuff in the scanner.

13 comments:

~Barb~ said...

WOW! I love this journal...and I know that you're going to have a great time filling it with wonderful Zentangled doodles. Don't forget to stash it in your purse when you go anywhere so you can Zentangle when you're waiting places.
Take care and have fun!
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

jackie said...

Ingrid, every piece of art you create takes my breath away! You are so talented!!
jackie

nelda ream said...

This looks like a perfect journal to hold your Zentangles. The bold graphic quality fits the designs so well.

sandee said...

I am totally awestruck by your incredible talent. Not only are your Zentangles amazing, but their new home is incredible!!!

BTW, I linked you on my blog. I love looking at your work. I hope you don't mind...

Juanita Bitonti said...

LOVE THIS JOURNAL!

Red/Black/White is one of my favorite combinations. I even did my website and business materials in that combo. and I love Zentangles. I guess we are local also....

Juanita BItonti

http://www.lookie-lookie.com/

Elizabeth said...

This book is just stunning!! Your attention to detail is just fabulous and I love the solutions that you come up with when you encounter problems!! youa re so inspiring!!
hugs!
Elizabeth

Sharon said...

Absolutely fantastic. Love all that you do. Just found ya, and never gonna lose ya! Sharon

PJ's talking2.... said...

Oh, what fun! That has to take hours. I'm inspired, gotta try this. thanks, PJ

teri said...

This is amazing, Ingrid. I love the way these zentangles just go and go and go!

4ravens said...

I was so inspired by your journal I have created my own! I love coming and being inspired by the work you do. Your pages in the new Art Journaling magazine were inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

"Sakhmet" said...

Oh yes! Zentangles are very addictive. I love your journal and the octopus too. My addiction has gone so far that i tangled my bathroom floor and a gnu! :-D
Sandy B.

Anonymous said...

Hi - I am definitely happy to find this. cool job!

Anonymous said...

Hey - I am definitely glad to discover this. Good job!

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