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Monday, 27 January 2014

The biggest problem I find with Zentangle is deciding what I am going to do next. Because I have such a bad memory (menopause brain, lol) I have created a book that has patterns in it so that when I am working on a project I can go through the book and pick a pattern to use. It is such an easy way of working.

I use an A5 Visual Art Diary and on each page I draw a 9cm square and do the main pattern in that. I then draw smaller squares and show how to do that pattern.

Then when I am working on a project it is easy to decide what to use and how to do it. There are over a hundred Zentangle(reg'd) patterns that can be used and you never know what you may create yourself, so having a book with them in is handy.

You don't have to use an A5 diary that is just what I found useful. Other people are using 9cm square paper tiles or even small tags held together on a ring. Try to find a novel idea that suits you and the way you like to work. Let me know what you come up with. It can be fun.

Zentangle (reg'd)

Ok. I recently discovered something called Zentangle (reg'd) which was created by Rick Roberts and Marie Thomas. I didn't exactly know what it was but it saved my sanity. It is relaxing and meditative great for anxiety, stress, lowering your blood pressure and saving the rest of my family from a crazy woman. Zentangle (reg'd) is a method of producing art one stroke at a time using paper and a pen. It is one line at a time, with purpose and best of all NO Mistakes. Yep you cannot make a mistake. Great.

I love this thing called tangling. It reminds me of doodling just drawing a pattern or colouring something in in a repetitious and calming way. Not exactly concentrating on what your doing but feeling great while your doing it. I love this so much I have decided to give lessons and do workshops and share it with other people.

Some of my work is here for you to see and if you go to or you can see other peoples work and more about Zentangle.

Zenatngle (reg'd) is meditative and addictive give it a try.