Here is what happens when a Zentangle gets together with a Mandala... you get a Zendala. My sketchbook group decided to do a fat book type of swap with these. There are nine of us so we each made nine and sent them off to Canada for Sox to put together. I'll get nine different ones back (but I made color copies of mine before sending them off) and they will be bound into a book. I should have 18 all together when it's all done. Unless... well, I'll let you know :-)
How to make them? We simply traced a CD onto paper and started doodling to our hearts content. Anything goes. Some people drew doodley pictures inside, some are completely random and funky. I averaged about an hour to make each one, including coloring. It really makes your hand tired and eyes buggy after awhile! But it was definitely fun. Normally they are black and white but we decided to color them in. I used Copic markers on these. I LOVE Copic markers. They are alcohol based and don't smell bad. And they won't cause Dain Bramage from toxic chemicals that are found in other graphic markers.
Now if they would only get to Canada! I sent them off a few weeks ago and they still haven't arrived. I know Vancouver is beautiful and everything but seriously... I think the envelope stopped for a vacation!