The front of the book is dedicated to learning the art of Zentangle. After seeing some of the work that Cathy of: http://thehappygreenfrog.wordpress.com/ was doing with "Tangles", I started to read up on it. Tons of fun!!! I want to learn more and will probably need to purchase a book, but there are many online Zentangle blogs and websites which I am now following and they share new and old designs.
Yesterday I looked into Maori Tribal Tattoos and noticed that many of the designs that they use are also used in Zentangle and as quilting designs!! Hmmmm, so what came first??? I will have to do more investigating!!! It is fascinating reading about the history of their tattoos and the beauty of them! I would love to incorporate parts of the designs into my quilts.
So back to the journal. If I flip my journal/sketch book to the back, it turns into the beginning of my quilting sketches!!
|A couple of quilt designs I am contemplating|
Having a place to sketch machine quilting designs that I am learning from the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge is also fabulous!!