Zentangle Kimono 7

"Breathing In White"

Inspired by the Taoist Five Yin pose for the lungs...breathe in white and breathe out everything not white. The color of white in this form of Qigong is not yet quite clear to me, so the white in this image ranges from pure white on the RGB scale to a kind of pearlescent blue/green white from the iPhone photo behind the kimono.

This image is a gift from so many people: Eve Soldinger, my qigong teacher and all the teachers who came before, Rick & Maria who created Zentangle, the Textile museum in Washington, DC, the folks at Apple and the app developers who expand the possibilities, all the women who have embraced the kimono as an enduring form of clothing and artistic expression.

Apps: Hipstamatic, Filterstorm, Superimpose


Zentangle Kimono 6

"Golden Light of the Lower Dantian"

This kimono was inspired by Eve Soldinger's beautiful sharing of Taoist Five Yin qiqong. The original Zentangle drawing was done in Toulouse and the iPhone image of pansies was taken in Dupont Circle. 

Apps: Hipstamatic, Filterstorm, Superimpose


Zentangle / iPhone Art

A traditional Zentangle is drawn on a small square of paper with a black pen using a series of structured patterns in an intentional way. The act of creating a true Zentangle is, for me, a spiritual meditation. 

Once you add color, it becomes a different experience, one involving conscious choices and a focus on the visual. It's a work of art inspired by the Zentangle Method that brings a new kind of joy.

When you blend an iPhone image with a Zentangle drawing, you add light. The result is magic.

Apps: Filterstorm, Superimpose