Monday, January 20, 2014

Mixed Bag


Trying something new - or is it?

Zentangles seems to be something that a lot of people are trying out so thought I'd try something "new". But is it really?

I've been doing this for years ever since I was little. Whenever I am bored I just start doodling. At least that's what I call it. I never knew my "patterns" had a name - Zentangles.

So here's one of mine. Not perfect, but then are they meant to be? (Note to self - buy a set of quality pens)



Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge - Family

I got these 2 very cute Japanese dolls for Christmas from my daughter. I love these dolls, they're so cute and a perfect addition to my collection.


And here is my "family" of Japanese dolls. 



Thursday Challenge - Distant (things photographed from afar)

Some days ago I saw some diggers in the distance so looks like they're clearing more land for houses. Haven't seen them since but now I see a camper-van, bins etc. They're probably ready to start building.

So here is a picture of the camper-van taken from afar and another picture to bring some perspective to the distance.





Also linking to: Sundays In My City




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46 comments:

  1. Am smiling, because my mother always called them my doodles (out of boredom), but later I started calling them sketches, drawing, paintings:) Your .....drawing of a patterns looks well-developed and has attractive shapes!

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    1. Thanks Jeannette. I still call them doodles, zentangle sounds too complicated.

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  2. Loving the Chinese dolls. I just saw some fabric with the same image!
    Happy SIMC, jj

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    1. Thanks Joanna. I love them too they're so cute. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  3. Your Japanese doll family is very cute. and your doodling resembles a 'mehendi' pattern. nice.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana. Yes, my doodling could be a mehendi pattern.

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  4. The dolls are so cute! Loved the collection :) and zentangles is a name even I've come across recently though you can find these in my diaries, phone books :) from long back! I loved your pattern...keep doodling and sharing with us!

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    1. Thanks Aditi. Yep a lot of zentangles in my books. Glad you liked mine.

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  5. The Zentangles sound so much fun. Love your doll collection Suzy.

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    1. Thanks Tulika. Doodling is great fun and relaxing too

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  6. Zentangles - I didn't know the name either - I've made my own tangles but without zen! :) Next time I'll take the zen too! :)

    my blog is here:
    BLOGitse

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  7. I loved the Japanese Dolls the best. They look cute and adorable :)

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    1. Thanks Diana. I think they're cute too.

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  8. Ze tangles look fun!! And calming as a the name suggests. Thanks for sharing with us!

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    1. Thanks Michelle.. They're very relaxing and fun too.

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  9. Exotic sounding name, zentangles :) love your patterns. My daughter is crazy about Japan, she adores your doll collection.

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    1. Thanks Sulekha. I think Japanese dolls look very cute. I would love to visit Japan someday

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  10. These little dolls are really too cute !!

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  11. I have been doing doodles like this for ages but somehow it seems cooler that they're Zen! Have a great week.
    :-)
    Traci

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    1. Me too Traci. Thanks for dropping by.

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  12. I discovered zentangles through Kathy and they are fun. Glad that you explored this art too.. Love your Japanese doll collection. Nice capture too :)

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. Yes zentangles are great fun.

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  13. Those are adorable. Thanks for finding me so that I could find and follow you.

    Have a good week.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Thanks Robyn for following and visiting. greatly appreciated.

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  14. Sunday Morning did a report on doodles yesterday morning. You are in good company! Saw you at Sundays in my City

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    1. Thanks Jeannie. Doodles are oodles of fun! :)

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  15. Love your photos, Suzy, and those Japanese dolls are precious!

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    1. Thanks Martha. Glad you liked them.

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  16. My sis and I were just talking about these zentangles. I was showing her some beautiful zens that my friend Kathy Combs does.. We used to call it doodling too but these take doodling to a whole new level. Yours is lovely Suzy and I love you lit'l Japanese dolls!
    Stopping by from The Writers Post.

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    1. Thanks Mimi. Yes Kathy does some awesome zentangles. thanks for stopping by

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  17. I love doodling too and it reminds me that I gotta pick up those pens ;)

    i had those japanese dolls as a kid...wonderful walk down memory lane.

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    1. Look forward to your doodles. I think these Japanese dolls are so cute we can't help but love them.

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  18. I'm confused. Aren't they doodles ? (Showing my ignorance:P) But it's a amazing one at that. The Japanese doll family looks amazing too

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    1. They sure are Sid. I've been doing them for years - never knew they had such a fancy name.

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  19. Love doodling too and it was only recently I realized someone had named them zentangles. I am fascinated and love creating them when I have the time. Yours is awesome! ♥

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    1. Thanks Kathy - love your zentangles too. They are so much fun.

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  20. The zentangle is pretty! :)
    And so are the Japanese dolls! So very cute! :)

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    1. Thanks Pixie. glad you liked them.

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  21. the dolls look adorable :D

    http://shutterbug-rajlakshmi.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/skypoint-gold-coast_22.html

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    1. Thanks Rajlakshmi. they are cute.

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  22. luv your 'zentangles'; mine never look so good; have a nice Saturday(◕‿◕。)

    much love..

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    1. Thanks Gillena. glad you liked it. Would love to see yours.

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