Maria uses suede matting as a desk blotter. Whenever ink drops or splashes, it's an invitation to a new Zentangle. Here's a shot of her current blotter. She goes through quite a few.
(A dear friend suggested we include some photos of us, so we'll sneak a few in now and then. :-)
Here's another view:
And a closeup:
If there's a message here, it's that mistakes (or spills) can always become seeds for new inspiration. Speaking of spills being a seed for inspiration, there's a great story about what happened after a bottle of ink came uncapped next to her precious Zentangle pattern "field notes" sketch book - but that's another post for another day.
Materials used on this blotter are our regular Sakura Pigma 01, a pencil and a touch of white chalk.
As always, you can click images for a larger view. Let me rephrase that. Make sure you click that last one!