tangled

i know i am way behind the times, and that the whole “zentangle” movement has been out there for a while.  i guess i never really looked into it, thinking “who needs a book to learn to doodle?”   after seeing more and more images being shared on the internet, my interest was piqued and i had to do a little research.

ClickHandleri started by ordering this book, and i am so glad i did.  just reading the history of zentangle got me really excited about jumping in!

the creators of zentangle call it a “meditational art form.”  something an artist can use to get themselves in the creative zone.

the book claims that 30 minutes of zentangle a day can increase mental retention, stimulate creativity, calm a person during stressful times, and be useful as a tool for anger management!

well, sign me up for all of those things!  life with the boys right now is hectic and stressful and i can sure use some extra calm and some extra patience.

i’d like to invite any of my readers who are interested, in joining me in a little zentangle challenge.  i will try to zentangle around 30 minutes each day for the next 6 weeks, and see what happens.  if you want to join me, and don’t want to buy the book, there are a wealth of zentangle patterns out there to inspire you.

the formIMG_4620at of the book, one zentangle a day, is that three new patterns are introduced each day, then once you have practiced your patterns, you combine them to make a zentangle tile.

you label your exercises as you go, so that your sketchbook becomes a design resource.

i will continue sharing pictures from my zentangle challenge over the next 6 weeks.  if any of my readers are interesting in participating, and willing to share, i would love to post some of your pictures as well!

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About phrogmom

kind of eccentric artsy type raising two boys in texas.
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5 Responses to tangled

  1. hakea says:

    I doodle a lot. But I’m not sure I could commit to doing one per day, although I do like the idea of it.

    I do zigzaggy doodles too. and lots of circles.

  2. i’ve just started doing zentangles too. I’ve bought a very basic beginners book, but i like the look of this one. I might have to see if i can get a copy. 🙂

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